Six-Day Getaway to Munich April 4 - 10, 2017

The 2017 choice for our popular Getaway destinations, Munich will also appeal to those with limited time and yet an irrepressible urge to travel. Like our getaway to Edinburgh, the package for Munich is remarkably generous for the price. This tour includes five nights at the well-reviewed Eden Hotel Wolff. Close to major transportation, this first-class hotel is conveniently located for walking tours and independent excursions.

Rivaled only by Berlin as Germany's most popular destination, Munich is a sophisticated city with a staggering array of museums and a vibrant arts scene, including the Alte Pinakothek, Nymphenburg Palace, and the Deutsches Museum. It is also well-known as a city of contrasts: the revels of Oktoberfest, the infamous Olympic Stadium, and the headquarters of BMW. With its atmospheric Old Town, verdant parks, and riverside promenades, the city offers ample opportunities for independent exploration. Munich is the capital of Bavaria, Germany's largest and most prosperous region. For our out-of-town excursion, we'll venture into the scenic Bavarian countryside to visit the notoriously mad King Ludwig's fairytale castle of Neuschwanstein. Travelers will also have the option of a visit to Dachau concentration camp located just outside of Munich. Whether you want to learn more about the city's rich history, its prosperous industries, or sample an array of iconic Bavarian sites and specialties, Munich is an excellent choice for brief European getaway.

With roundtrip international air included, a welcome reception and dinner, full breakfasts daily, two lunches and a farewell dinner, this six-day getaway is an excellent travel bargain.

Traveling With You

Paul Youngman

Paul A. Youngman '87 is Professor of German and Digital Humanities at W&L. His fascination with all things German began with his middle school German class in 1976. His first trip to Germany in 1987 was to the Wiesbaden/Mainz area, where he was eventually stationed from 1988-1991. Witnessing first hand the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Warsaw Pact motivated Paul to pursue graduate studies in German. He did his undergraduate work at W&L and completed his PhD at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. An expert on technology and German culture, Paul is the author of Black Devil and Iron Angel: The Railway in 19th-Century German Realism (2005), We Are the Machine: The Computer, the Internet, and Information in Contemporary German Literature (2011), and Complexity and the Human Experience: Modeling Complexity on the Humanities and Social Sciences (2014).