A third of Germany is covered with several forests. So it’s a bit hard to think that the country won’t be a little eerie. The fairytale sights in Germany will make you think and feel otherwise, though. In fact, you’d actually feel like you’re a character from your favorite storybook.
We at Viyahe have rounded up the five fairytale-like tourist attractions that you shouldn’t miss out when you visit Germany.
The castle that became The Grimm brothers’ inspiration for the location of their several fairytale stories and also the castle of Disney’s Sleeping Beauty, Neuschwanstein Castle has become one of the most visited tourist places in Germany.
Feast your eyes with the explicitly elaborate and intricate design of the castle that depicts King Ludwig II’s vision of a fairytale kingdom, complete with a romanticized medieval-style castle. As you go outdoors towards the Alps of Bavaria, have a good look over the calming and captivating nature that surrounds the castle.
Viyahe tip: The Neuschwanstein Castle has an average of 6,000 visitors daily. So better avoid the peak months (July and August) and just visit around November to April. Getting your tickets as early as you can is advisable, too.
Europe boasts of Lüneburg Heath‘s country-like landscape that stretches throughout the three cities of Germany because of its natural, and harmonious environment. Wallow yourself in a heath filled with wildflowers, ancient woods and trees as if you’re the forest nymph or satyr.
Don’t miss the Moorland sheep, strolling around the fascinating scenery. The dreamy ambience it offers will make you feel as if you’re filming a scene where you are being chased by the one you love in slow motion.
Viyahe tip: If you think you have not yet appreciated Lüneburg Heath enough and feel like doing something more, hike up the Lila Krönung trail where you can see some more beautiful view of mountains.
Blautopf is popularly known for its very tranquil and amazingly blue lake which will entice you to dive in as soon as you set your eyes on it. Its color changes from the lightest blue to dark blue depending on the time of the day. Visit the quaint monastery beside the lake and have a light lunch at the restaurant nearby to make the most out of the trip!
Viyahe tip: Blautopf is actually small in size. You might find it too crowded once groups of people start to settle in. Just like any other tourist spots, it’s best to pay a visit early in the morning or during off-season to avoid the crowd and appreciate its beauty even more.
Another magical lake that will leave you breathless is Eibsee. This aquamarine-colored lake is located in Grainau, Germany with Zugspitze, the highest mountain in the country, in the background.
To appreciate the majestic view even more, ride the cable car to take a good look at this site. Preparing a picnic basket is something that you should also consider since there won’t be any stores or restaurants nearby that can let you appreciate this view while eating.
Viyahe tip: If you’re planning to bring a car, best to come early since it shares the same parking lot with the visitors of the Zugspitze Mountain and the parking space is limited. If you’re going via public transport, bear in mind that the last bus out is at around 6PM, local time.
Rothenburg ob der Tauber
If you are a romantic and totally into aesthetics then you shouldn’t miss this town! Have a whimsical trip down the memory lane as you visit the most romantic medieval-themed street in Germany: Rothenburg ob der Tauber!
No doubt you’ll instantly fall in love with this colorful street. It is comprised of various establishments and buildings that are disguised as homes along the lane.
Viyahe tip: In Germany, there is actually more than one Rothenburg so when you plan out your itinerary, don’t forget to look up the Rothenburg ob der Tauber because you might end up somewhere else. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!