Hello! First-time visitor to Germany!
My grandfather's ancestors, and several others along the years, came to the US from Germany in 1700-1800s. They appear to be from the Bavaria area. I'm working on tracing my roots and seeing if their is any sites I can visit that ancestors may have been from.
But, I'll also be there for the beginning of Octoberfest the last 10 days of September. I'll be a sole traveler so I'm not too much into the "getting drunk" thing. What are some much do/ must see sites? I'd like things more off the beaten path.
Also, what should I know about travelling as an American to Germany? I'm nervous about the language so I'll try to learn a few words but it seems like a tough language.
Any advice is very helpful and appreciated!