Germany isn’t a destination at the top of everyone’s list, after reading this post you’ll be wondering why! There’s more to this country than beer and bratwurst (although it has to be said, those are pretty good!) with pretty towns, heaps of history and an altogether quaint feeling in the smaller towns and villages scattered through the southern Bavarian region just a few hours away from the UK that make it the perfect place to relax over a long weekend..  It’s always a pleasure when one of our photographers helps us to discover somewhere new, thanks so much to Daria from Plenty to Declare for sharing this gorgeous little town with us!

Destination: Isny in Allgau, Germany.

Isny is a small Bavarian town established in 1042 surrounded by beautiful fortification system from 13th century located in Baden Württemberg. From the first moment I arrived I was amazed by the beauty of the place and the surrounding mountains. We went there to photograph a wedding. I have strong connections to Germany, having lived there and studied German language.It’s one of the most beautiful parts of the country and I was very excited to be there.

Where did you stay? We stayed at the Garni Hotel, Isny. Everywhere you go in Isny you will find the most amazing architecture and traditional influences of local folklore. We spent long hours exploring the town, getting familiar with the surroundings and finding our way around. I also couldn’t help but try the most delicious beer from the local Brewery Stolz. The town lives in its own pace being surrounded by fields and mountains. In the night one can hear the cow bells from far away.

What is there to do? Visit the local Stolz Brewery Hotel for taste of local beer and some traditional German food. Take some time to enjoy local tours and wander around the town and mountains. Isny is a very small town with a strong community sense. One quickly gets a taste of German culture there.  One hour drive from Isny is Munich. September is the start to October Fest season. Paying a visit to the Bavarian fest is a must!

What’s your top packing tip? Don’t pack too much as you will for sure want to bring some yummy German cheese back with you!

Would you visit again? I would definitely visit again and spend some more time in the town and around. The region is famous for its castles and food. I feel very home there knowing the language but locals speak a good level of English too.


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