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Budgetwise Bavaria, Germany

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So what if the euro is up and the dollar is down?That doesn’t mean you should skip a trip to Europe. You can still find great deals, even in pricey places. In Bavaria, the secret is simple: knowing where the bargains are. If you’re planning to ride Bavaria’s famous Romantic Road past rolling farmland and half-timbered villages plucked from an illustration of Grimm’s Fairy Tales, leave the driving—and high gas prices—to Europabus. Coaches run daily May to October between Frankfurt and Munich. You can hop on and off along the way, grabbing the next bus a day later, or do it all in one day and take the half-hour or so the bus allots for photo-ops in each town.

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Destinations: Germany · Bavaria

Inspired by: 13 Affordable Trips to Europe — by Reid Bramblett, Published Apr. 2008

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    Burg Colmberg

    The Burg Colmberg is a 14th-century castle straight out of a storybook, rising from a rocky crag above a tiny village. It offers an eclectic collec

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    Ratskeller

    Bavaria is the heartland of simple, rib-sticking dishes heavy on the würstel, potatoes, and sauerkraut—accompanied, of course, by liter-size mugs o

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    Europabus

    If you're planning to ride Bavarian's famous Romantic Road past rolling farmland and half-timbered villages plucked from an illustration of Grimm's

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    Romantic Road

    If you're planning to ride Bavarian's famous Romantic Road past rolling farmland and half-timbered villages plucked from an illustration of Grimm's

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    Hohenschwangau

    After your de rigueur visit to the postcard-perfect Cinderella castle of Neuschwanstein, resplendently perched atop its mountain, take the time to

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    Neuschwanstein

    After your de rigueur visit to the postcard-perfect Cinderella castle of Neuschwanstein, resplendently perched atop its mountain, take the time to

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