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Rent a motorhome in Bavaria

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Few regions in Germany encompass quite as much of what Germany has to offer as Bavaria does. From the metropolitan splendour of Munich to the breathtaking Bavarian Alps, there is something for everyone in this region, and travelling around the region in a camper makes it easier to see it all!

You'll find that motorhomebookers.com have local partners based in the area, ensuring we can help you make your dream Bavarian road trip a reality. Read on to find out more.

Top 5 facts about Bavaria

  1. The famous Neuschwanstein Castle is located on a hill above the village of Hohenschwangau in Southwest Bavaria: it is often remarked that the castle looks like something out of a fairy tale.
  2. Bavaria is the oldest and largest state in Germany and is home to over 300 cities and towns, not to mention around 13 million inhabitants.
  3. Bavaria is well known for a selection of traditional foods and drinks, including schweinsbraten and leberkäse, and visitors to the region often go out of their way to sample the local cuisine.
  4. There are many popular routes for motorhome-based holidaymakers in Bavaria: one of the most popular is a 10-day route that starts and ends in Munich, visiting places like Berchtesgaden and Neuschwanstein along the way.
  5. Bavaria is home to a number of major cities in Germany, with Nuremberg and Munich being the most notable.

These highlights await you when you visit Bavaria with a motorhome

Bavaria is a region that encompasses no less than 300 cities and towns, as well as plenty of German countryside. There is plenty to see and lots of exploring to do when you arrive and get set up with your campervan hire. Where to start will depend on how and where you arrive in Germany, but let’s look at some places that should be on your to-do list.

If you’re visiting the Bavarian region of Germany, a visit to the country’s capital should certainly be on your itinerary. Munich is the largest city in Bavaria and the third-largest city in Germany. Being a major city, it has everything you might look for, from shopping to entertainment. In particular, pay a visit to Marienplatz, the spacious square that can be found at the centre of Altstadt, where you will find plenty of Gothic architecture.

Another must-visit on your Bavarian excursion is Neuschwanstein Castle, a castle noted for how much it resembles the castles depicted in fairy tales and fantastical movies. The castle is about a little under a two-hour drive from Munich and sits atop a rugged hill overlooking the nearby town and countryside.

If you’re interested in skiing, you might pay a visit to the Bavarian Alps, where there are plenty of opportunities to hit the slopes. Of course, you may just want to enjoy the scenery and perhaps go for a hike. There are various ways to travel up the mountains in the Alps, including a number of gondola rides and a cogwheel train.

Castle Herrenchiemsee is a castle that is noted for being modelled after the Palace of Versailles. It boasts enormous grounds to explore, including impressive fountains. You can also make a day of it by exploring the nearby islands.

These camper routes through Bavaria are a must

The beauty of Bavaria’s location is that so much is within reach of a holidaymaker in a camper. It is almost possible to simply pick a direction, start driving and end up having a great experience. Still, it’s good to plan ahead, especially when you are on limited time in a foreign country.

One of the more popular routes to travel in a camper in Bavaria is one that starts in Munich, as many visitors from other countries, especially non-EU countries, are likely to fly into Munich. From there, you will head to Berchtesgaden, after which Salzburg, Austria, and Garmisch-Partenkirchen are on the list. There are stops at Zugspitez, Neuschwanstein and Innsbruck in Austria before taking the Romantic Road to Rothenburg ob der Tauber and back to Munich.

Camper van hire: Useful information for a trip through Bavaria

In Germany, it is strictly prohibited to wild camp, which is sometimes referred to as free camping. This means you are not allowed to simply park your campervan up at the side of the road and hunker down for the night. You must find a designated camping place where you are allowed to pitch up or get permission from the landowner in the case of private property.

Another thing to be aware of is that you will need to be at least 21 years old to rent a camper in Germany, though some rental companies may require an older age. You will also need a valid driving licence and a credit card to pay for your deposit.

Rent a motorhome now and discover Bavaria

Bavaria certainly isn’t lacking when it comes to variety and visual beauty. Whether you are interested in the beauty of nature in the countryside, the Bavarian Alps or the Gothic masterpieces of architecture in Munich and other urban areas, Bavaria has something for you.

If you’re ready to start making a dream Bavarian campervan getaway into a reality, head over to motorhomebookers.com and get your Bavarian road trip off to the right start!

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