That feeling of having missed a special setting or view on a road trip can linger for a long time. So if you are planning on a random road trip in France or Germany, these are four historical buildings you really want to check out.
Mont Saint-Michel in French Normandy
This little rocky islet has a church, Abbaye de Saint-Michel with a prominent Gothic architecture. Therefore you can look forward to a sight straight from history books, with its church towering 80 metres above sea level, create an almost surreal view.
Carcassonne in French Occitanie
This fortified city has a castle that is picture perfect. It is located in the very south of France, and this is only about 80 kilometres from Toulouse. If you are looking for an atmosphere of medieval times, and if you want to visit small restaurants with the possibility to wander aimlessly along very old streets, then this is the place to go to.
Zugspitse in Bavaria
This mountain in the very south of Germany towers 2962 metres above the landscape and is the tallest mountain in the country. It is also right on the border between Austria and Germany, so this is a perfect place to go to and behold the mighty Alps where they begin. Also, be sure to visit the idyllic village Garmisch-Partenkirchen next to the mountain. There you can enjoy your lunch and dinner with a scenic backdrop that is truly photogenic.
Moritzburg close to Dresden
This castle is surrounded by a vast lake known for its swans. Originally this castle was built for Saxon kings, but these days the castle is a famous sight for travellers. Since the castle is no more than 30 minutes by car from Dresden, it is close to one of the most iconic cities in Germany as well. Moritzburg is a perfect place for a picnic or a long walk in a Baroque setting.
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