The Drive: The 220-mile jaunt from Würzburg, France, to Füssen, Germany, cuts a leisurely 2- or 3-day course through the Bavarian Alps, winding past Stuttgart (an auto enthusiast’s must-see for its Porsche and Motor World museums) and through the forestesd Romantische Strasse. “You have the Bavarian hillside with snowon top, but it’s also very green and covered in trees—just lovely to look at,” says Christensen. Other highlights on the route include the Neuschwanstein castle (the inspiration for Disneyworld) and, of course, a traditional Bavarian beerhaus.
The Car: A Mercedes 450 SL convertible is perfect for Bavaria—after all, Mercedes was born there. “It’s a lovely German cruiser with loads of torque and a real vintage charm,” says Christensen. “And it’s a convertible, so you can drive with the wind in your hair. You can really feel the scenery around the car.”