(Closed) Honeymoon Italy… and Germany?

posted 6 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
2889 posts
Sugar bee

I live in Germany and would have never thought to visit before I met my German Darling Husband. Five years later, I think it is a great place for your honeymoon. Germany is safe, full of culture and friendly, helpful people and not so expensive. There is a lot to do in Gemrany but there is more than Munich. First, if you Fiance really wants to get in touch with his heritage, he should find out what region his family comes from as there are significant differences and it would most likely interst him to get as close as posisble. 

As for the trip, I highly recommend flying between Rome and Munich, a train will take forever, you will need to switch several times and it will be most likely more expensive than flaing. Look at Lufthansa for inner Germany flights as they often have 99EUR offers if you book in advance you should be able to catch 99 or 149 round trip. Also, Germany, Wings, Air Berlin, Easy Jet and Condor are low cost options (luggage may be an issue). Look at your overall flight and see what the cost difference is to fly open jaw into Rome/munich and out of the other and compare that with a round trip internal European flight. It amy be cheaper to do round trips and thus 3,5,2 or some other combination of days. 

In Germany, Munich is really the typical impression Americans have of Germany, Pretzels, beer, lederhosen, etc. Munich is part of the state of Bayern and is totally different fromt eh rest of Germany. But Bayern is beautiful, mountains, countryside, history and castles. If you have 5 days, decide what you want to do in the area and travel around a bit by train or rental car. IMO, you should spend 2 days checking out Munich and the other 3 days getting out of the city on day trips.  Neu Schwanstein Castle is easy access from Munich and this is a popular tourist destination as it is the castle Disney based WDW’s Cinderella’s castle on. It is also impressively extravagant inside. Nearby is the town of Füssen which is a cute place to overnight in a bed an breakfast type hotel. Also, a short drive from Muncih is Salzberg, Austria which would make a perfect day trip. If you ski, March would also be perfect for skiing in the Alps, also a reasonable day trip but an overnight at a ski lodge would be more fun and allow you to truely experience apres ski!

Post # 4
2889 posts
Sugar bee

Be prepared for seriously different weather due to elevation. It could realistically be 70 degrees F in Rome and snow in Munich in March!

Post # 5
133 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We jus in Germany a month ago, it was lovely but I wouldn’t spend 5 days in Munich. slicey19’s suggestions above sound perfect!

Post # 7
275 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

All I can say is when I lived in Italy (navy bart) we flew to Munich. We only spent 2 days there before we went to Paris. It was a family trip. Don’t know much about it but just wanted to say, it sounds like a great idea!

Post # 8
746 posts
Busy bee

The PPs are spot on w/their recommendations of spending a couple of days in Munich & then venturing to other areas for the rest of your time.  You can get a rental car upon leaving Munich & then exploring other areas on your own.  Neuschwanstein is located in the town of Hohenschwangau.  There are a couple of great little hotels there including the Villa Jagerhaus.  The town is crawling w/tourists during the day, but around 5pm, the tour buses depart, so it is very tranquil.  The whole area is so beautiful! As far as car rentals go, see if you can get one that’s prepaid in US dollars & includes tax & other coverage.  You’re going to have an amazing trip!

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