Bavaria, Germany from 7 Dazzling Fall Foliage Tours Around the World (Slideshow)

7 Dazzling Fall Foliage Tours Around the World (Slideshow)

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Bavaria, Germany

Oktoberfest isn’t the only reason to head to Germany in the fall; Bavaria is also the perfect place for leaf-peeping. So after downing beer steins for a few days, take a break from the urban atmosphere of Munich and get some fresh air in one of the smaller rural towns elsewhere in the state. Couple your foliage tour with a visit to the nineteenth-century Neuschwanstein Castle southwest of the city to see beautiful fall colors with one of the most impressive backdrops in the country. Alternately, consider starting in Munich and making the drive northwest through the medieval towns of Dinkelsbühl and Rothenburg ob der Tauber in the Franconia (or Franken) wine region, and ending at the famed Würzberger Stein vineyard in Würzberg.

Tragically, a truck of beer spilled its cargo all over the Autobahn. No one was injured, unless you count all the beautiful bottles of brew.