Me and some girls I studied with surprised a friend of ours with a hens night last weekend (I mentioned the plan earlier). She lives in the Allgäu district about 1,5 hours drive southwest of Munich and close to the Austrian border. The area really is worth a visit to anyone who loves cute houses in small towns and clean nature!
We stayed a night in Pfronten, about 1000 meters above the sea level, and woke up to this view:
The Bavaria hotel was superb and well worth the money, especially after they upgraded us to huge family rooms. They also offered an excellent breakfast.
Pfronten has only about 8000 inhabitants but still offers all basic services. There is also a number of those lovely cosy German biergartens that are so typical over there. The cost of food and drinks are just enjoyable for a North European…
If the view in the towns is not enough, it is easy to get up the mountains. Only for a few euros we caught a lift up in Nesselwand and enjoyed the views walking down. One could have also opted to ride down on a luge or to try the biggest flying fox I’ve seen… obviously there are great slopes here in the winter.
As much as I loved the area, I wouldn’t put Pfronten on my “25 cities to visit list” (see my last post) as it really is just a country town but I imagine it would be pretty high up on my list for holidays spent in an area with beautiful nature. As for the list, one European city that really should have been on the list is Krakow. If you ask me, it should be higher up than Prague, Berlin, Paris and London (please don’t shoot me for saying this! :)). Some of my favourites on the list are Lisbon, Sydney, and Budapest. St Petersburg sure is interesting too. Of the ones on the list I haven’t been to I am hoping to visit at least San Fransisco, New York and Istanbul. But when going through the list I realised that many of the cities I’ve really liked may not be that known or have super famous sights but rather great atmosphere like Faros in Portugal, Cádiz in Spain, Raglan in New Zealand. I also really liked the small towns in Greece that Bakeritalia mentioned in the comments.