The Top 3 Fall Vacations to Take This Year – Munich #2

Munich, Germany

Visiting Munich in the fall allows you to catch the golden glow of the city, highlighted by the changing colors of the trees.

Determined to get your daily steps in? Climb St. Peter’s Bell Tower. Your 299-step climb will be rewarded with the best view of Munich’s Old Town. If you’re going on the weekend, plan to get there early as it can become crowded.

Munich’s palaces invite exploration on crisp Autumn days. Visit the Nymphenburg Palace which was a summer getaway residence for monarchs. Neuschwanstein Castle is another good option. You will be in awe of its splendor and will immediately understand why it was the inspiration for Disney’s Sleeping Beauty castle.

Oktoberfest! Munich is home to the largest Volksfest in the world. The beer- fueled festival is over 200 years old and features regional delicacies. There are also traditional dancing and musical performances throughout the two- week-long celebration. The main areas can get a little rowdy at times. Check out the Oide Wiesn area for a more sedate and traditional experience.