Bavaria in November

Old Oct 17th, 2010, 09:00 AM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 1
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Bavaria in November

I will be flying in Munich around Thanksgiving for a week and am looking for some must do activities and sights.
i am familiar with dachau, the hofbrahaus, the museums and such . anywhere in an hour or two radius.

thanks!
Kimberly_Butler is offline  
Old Oct 17th, 2010, 09:25 AM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 9,017
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Today was a day it seemed the sun hasn't risen at all. Cold, dark and foggy with light rain. You had to keep the lights switched on all day long. The leaves have fallen last week.
The only thing you must do is to switch on the heating.

For a week, I'd look for an inexpensive flight southbound.
Roundtrip flights to Egypt are about 150€ now. That would be a must do sight. Hurghada has forecasted 25C (77F) min., 36C (97F) max. during the next few days.
logos999 is offline  
Old Oct 17th, 2010, 10:45 AM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 824
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Just after Thanksgiving begin the Christmas Markets, which will give you something to do in the long evenings. Munich has several markets:

http://www.muenchen.de/Rathaus/touri...s_Markets.html

Other nearby towns are Regensburg and Landshut. We have visited and enjoyed both towns. Regensburg is a gem with a great cathedral, Roman ruins, and a scenic Altstadt. It is about 1:30 hours from Munich by regional trains.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regensburg

We visited Landshut early December last year. It had small but pleasant Christmas Market. We enjoyed the atmosphere of the town including a walk up to the Burg Trausnitz (castle). Our pictures:

http://mcchelsea.smugmug.com/Christm...10635634_dWi8u

Landshut is about 45 minutes by train from Munich.

We enjoy off season travel and find that it is pretty easy to dress for the weather.

Regards, Gary
Gary_Mc is offline  
Old Oct 17th, 2010, 05:18 PM
  #4  
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 5,403
Likes: 0
Received 8 Likes on 1 Post
Salzburg has Christmas (Advent) Markets going on during your stay.

http://www.salzburg.info/en/art_cult...new_years_eve/
pja1 is offline  
Old Oct 17th, 2010, 05:21 PM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 5,403
Likes: 0
Received 8 Likes on 1 Post
You could also visit "Mad" King Ludwig's Neues Schloss (Herrenchiemsee) an hour from Munich. Amazing palace!

http://www.herrenchiemsee.de/englisc...lace/index.htm

Paul
pja1 is offline  
Old Oct 18th, 2010, 03:38 AM
  #6  
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 3,899
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
"We enjoy off season travel and find that it is pretty easy to dress for the weather.

I agree with Gary and we leave on Thanksgiving Day for our 2 week visit to Germany and Austria, the 6th at that same time of year.

Take the train to Garmisch and Mittenwald for stunning scenery and festive Christmas markets. Salzburg is 90 minutes by train. If you visit Herrenchiemsee, make time to walk the town as well before getting on the boat. It's charming.

If you are a foodie, the Viktualienmarkt is a great place to sample wonderful foods of all sorts.

We enjoy the markets most at night.
kfusto is offline  
Old Oct 18th, 2010, 08:15 AM
  #7  
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 9,017
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Just try to stay away from Munich. Traffic is crazy! All those privately owned busses are still opeating. Morning rush hour on the subway is only for the non claustrophobic. Looks like they are waiting for the first fatal accident. If you thought Oktoberfest was bad, just try now.
logos999 is offline  
Old Oct 18th, 2010, 12:26 PM
  #8  
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 5,403
Likes: 0
Received 8 Likes on 1 Post
logos999... you don't work for the Tourist Board, do you? LOL
pja1 is offline  
Old Oct 18th, 2010, 12:41 PM
  #9  
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 9,017
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
pja1, it it just the everyday nightmare. Public transport not working properly for weeks now! Wonder why those that usually shout "Environmental pollution...protect..." and want to stop everyone from using their cars are so silent now.

No I don't really wonder, it's just what I've expected from those people, sigh..
logos999 is offline  
Old Oct 18th, 2010, 04:14 PM
  #10  
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 2,198
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Lots and lots to do and see and Christmas Market time is a wonderful time to do it. Time permitting; get the Bavaria Ticket 29 euros for unlimited travel for 5 people for the day on the train after 9am. Spend one day in Salzburg, a day in Nuremburg. You might want to rent a car for a couple of days to do the castle loop through Fussen, Oberammergau, and Mittenwald. See Neuschwanstein, Hohenschwangau and Linderhof. Obviously there is a whole lot to do and see in Munich too. The Viktualien Markt is a great place to grab a beer and people watch. Sample some of the shopping in the department stores in downtown Munich. Layer your waterproof clothing and enjoy this great area at a geat time of the year.
AisleSeat is offline  
Old Oct 19th, 2010, 07:23 AM
  #11  
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 9,017
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Around freezing, at least your beer will have the right "american" temperature. You'll just have to wait a few minutes.
logos999 is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
frankdaddy
Europe
6
Oct 1st, 2016 11:32 AM
RileyBug
Europe
52
Oct 23rd, 2009 09:07 AM
Abbeau
Europe
4
Nov 7th, 2008 10:47 AM
chchtrain
Europe
15
Sep 21st, 2006 12:44 AM
careyc37
Europe
6
Oct 8th, 2004 05:39 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Do Not Sell My Personal Information


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 05:55 AM.