Neuschwanstein_Castle_from_Marienbrücke

Neuschwanstein Castle from Marienbrücke.

LOUDONVILLE — Anyone who has ever dreamed of exploring the storybook castles, towering Alps, and charming towns of Germany — or just wanted to hoist a stein at Oktoberfest — may be interested in an upcoming tour arranged through the Cleo Redd Fisher Museum in Loudonville.

The museum recently announced a partnership with Enjoy Bavaria Tours for a seven-day, six-night adventure through the famous German state of Bavaria for Sept. 21 to 28, 2020 (including travel dates).

Having offered local trips for decades, two years ago the museum organized its first international trip with a tour of First World War battlefields. According to Kenny Libben, curator of the museum, the museum saw it as a great way to help locals interested in traveling explore history and culture.

“We’ve had a lot of historical society members express a desire to travel, but are uncomfortable going alone, so we decided to provide that opportunity to travel together in a small group without the hassle of planning anything yourself,” Libben commented, “As soon as the battlefield tour was advertised, we had a lot of requests for future trips — and Germany was one of the most requested.”

Guests will have the opportunity to explore historic cities and attractions such as the capital of Munich, the fairy-tale castle of Neuschwanstein that inspired Disney, 2,000-year-old Augsburg, Nördlingen — built inside an ancient meteorite crater, the architectural beauty of Rothenburg ob der Tauber, romanesque Bamberg and its famous smoked beer, the castle town Nuremberg — site of the infamous Nazi rallies and later war trials, and many more.

In addition to beautiful sights and delicious food, guests will also have the opportunity to partake in Oktoberfest — the famed Bavarian festiva l— with seating, food, and drinks included. The tour encompasses all aspects of Bavarian culture, including beautiful mountains, lakes, castles, cathedrals, and more, while still leaving ample free time for guests to explore on their own.

For those who hate organizing their own trips, or have never traveled abroad, this is the perfect opportunity as the museum and tour company will handle all arrangements — from round trip airfare to hotels, translators, tour guides, transportation, and even some meals.

As a small group-tour it offers the benefit of flexible schedules and intimate settings, but also means that spaces are limited and quickly filling up. Discounts are available for early registration and for Mohican Historical Society members.

Anyone interested in more information, or reserving their spot, is encouraged to visit call Libben at the museum, 419-994-4050, or visit www.crfmuseum.com/tours for itinerary and details.

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