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Sandra Müller wickelt Garn in einem Muster um den Holzrohling

Visit Bavaria!

Be it the Bavarian Forest, the Fichtel mountains and the Alps, Lake Chiemsee, Lake Constance or the Danube. Be it castles like Neuschwanstein and Linderhof or cool urban flair. Be it Munich or Nuremberg, Bamberg or Amberg. Oktoberfest and Bavarian folk music. Silvaner wine and wheat beer. Pretzel and Weißwurst sausages. Bavaria is more.

Bavaria is an attitude to life. Relaxed and cosmopolitan. Rooted in its homeland and innovatively free-spirited. We Bavarians love our traditions and therefore like to turn them upside down from time to time.

This website provides plenty of ideas and tips for your holiday in Bavaria.

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Off you go into the snow!

Snow-covered mountains and valleys promise fun on the piste and powder paradise. Whether snowshoe tours, panoramic cross-country ski trails, child-friendly pistes or winter hiking: Now is the time for winter holidays in Bavaria.
Here are our tips for enjoying the snow

Bergführer Andreas Tauser bei der Abfahrt vom Gipfel des Kleinen Seekopf im Allgäu

Nebelhorn: Peak Pleasures

A day in new powder snow, a night in an igloo at 2,000 metres

Winterwanderung auf dem Panoramaweg im Chiemgau, dem 1. Premium-Winterwanderweg Deutschlands

16 x Making Tracks

Here are 16 hiking tips for wholesome winter fun

Schneeschuhwandern Allgäu: Neuer Achtsamkeitstrend: Medidatives Solo Full Moon Snow Shoeing

Full Moon Snow Shoe Tour

It sounded so exciting that our reporters immediately set off for the Allgäu Alps

Rodelbahn ab der Hündeleskopfhütte in Pfronten im Allgäu

14 x Tobogganing Fun

Tobogganing delights young and old alike. Here are 14 cool toboggan runs

Wunderschön: Eiskristalle an den Bäumen, auf der Winterwanderung in Reit im Winkl im Chiemgau

Flock ‘n‘ Roll

Our reporter took a premium winter hiking trail near Reit im Winkl under his boots

Inspiration and Tips for Your Visit in Bavaria

Our reporters are out and about for you on foot, by bike, in a canoe, by train and on skis, collecting the best stories and travel inspirations from all regions of Bavaria. Click here for over 120 reports and 90 listicles

 

Schuhplatteln Tanz

We're queer!

The Schwuhplattler are the world's first and only gay association that is completely dedicated to the Bavarian folk dance "Schuhplattler"

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Studio für visuelle Effekte in der

The world of film and TV

The Bavaria Film Studios near Munich are among the largest and most renowned film and television studios in Europe

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Mit dem Sessellift im Familienskigebiet bequem auf den Gipfel

Family Ski Fun

Insider tip for families, with double chairlift, four T-bar lifts, four conveyor belts, pistes around 5 km long, junior ski circus and toboggan run

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Mehrbettzimmer in der

Pack your swimming costume!

Comfortable and child-friendly: the Lindau family youth hostel is located between Lake Constance, mountain peaks and vineyards

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Bergführer Andreas Tauser bei der Abfahrt vom Gipfel des Kleinen Seekopf im Allgäu

Nebelhorn: Peak Pleasures

Winter paradise on the Nebelhorn: off-piste in fresh snow and a night in the "Igloo Lodge" at 2,000 metres. You can't experience more winter in 24h

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Die Buchenegger Wasserfälle südlich von Oberstaufen

Bavarias 16 most beautiful waterfalls

When water runs riot in the vertical: 16 roaringly beautiful tips. From the highest waterfall in Germany to the romantic Mini in Franconia

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Die Preysingstraße aus der Vogelperspektive

Lovely Neighbourhoods

Munich often feels surprisingly little like a metropolis. On the road to cuisine and art, through Little Paris and an inspiring district

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Middle Finger Fighters

Finger wrestling is a traditional Bavarian 'sport'. Our reporter visited the German Fingerhakel Championships in Mittenwald

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 hinten Angerbräu und Alpenkette

As beautiful as any oil painting

The region’s “Moos", Staffelsee and the mountains inspired the artists of the „Blauer Reiter“ e.g Gabriele Münter, Franz Marc und Wassily Kandinsky

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Wandertour im Allgäu mit Daniel Bensmann

Under the skin

A mountain tour with the Allgäu skin painter, tattooist and hunter Daniel Bensmann up to Hirschberg and Spieser near Bad Hindelang

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Sternekoch Felix Schneider im Sonnenblumenfeld bei Nürnberg

Radically sustainable

Felix Schneider's "Etz" in Nuremberg holds two Michelin stars. He relies on sustainably-sourced products and believes in "culinary mindfulness"

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Die Drachenkante meistert Kilian ohne Probleme

Rock Hopping in Franconia

Franconian Switzerland is a paradise for active families. Astrid Därr and her son have tested some of the best family climbing spots

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Herbst an der Donau bei Straubing

Enchanted

Danube fisherwoman Kathi Mayer showed us that her home, the Gäuboden, and the Danube oxbow lakes are mystically beautiful on foggy November days

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Loisach Marci mit dem Skateboard und Alphorn im Landkreis Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Alpine Techno

Marcel Engler combines alphorn with electro beats. No lederhosen techno, but music to dance to, inspired by his homeland and the Loisach river

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Sandra Müller, Trachtenschneiderin und Posamentenknopfmacherin

Buttoned down, sewn up!

Traditional costume tailor Sandra Müller from Waldstetten is reviving an almost forgotten Bavarian craft. She makes trimmed buttons

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Blick von der Unteren Marktstraße auf das Rathaus von Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz

Yin Yang in the Upper Palatinate

Here modern urban art, Maybach cars and veal sausage, there "serenity paths", meditation and yoga in the countryside

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Aussicht auf den Taubenbergturm

12 Tips for Remote Viewers

Look over here! You don't need high alpine peaks to see into the distance. Here are 12 great lookout towers in Bavaria for the best views

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Winterwanderung auf dem 1. Premium-Winterwanderweg Deutschlands

16 Winter Hiking Tours

Skis, boards and snowshoes aside! All senses are served during relaxed winter hiking. Here are 16 insider tips for tours in Bavaria

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Landshut: Aussicht von Burg Trausnitz

Worth seeing in Landshut

Medieval history festival, castle tour, city stroll, art exhibition. What to see and experience in Landshut. Here are 9 tips

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Gastronom Stefan Fuß aus Rohrbach in Bayerisch-Schwaben

Fine local dining

Chef Stefan Fuß focuses on regional-sustainable cuisine with local producers. For this, his restaurant in Rohrbach received the Green Michelin star

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Experience Bavaria With Our Insiders!

Our Bavaria insiders deal creatively, innovatively and against the grain with crafts, culture, tradition, and enjoyment in a Bavarian way. They produce pottery, distil spirits, make wine, brew beer, devote themselves to street art and Lüftl painting.

They protect nature and the alpine pastures, look after the health of our guests, blacksmith cowbells, design fashionable traditional costumes or tattoo Lederhosen. Get to know our insiders and their life in Bavaria here in their profiles

Auszeiten sind auch für den Abt Beda Maria Sonnenberg sehr wichtig

Abbot Beda Maria Sonnenberg

As Abbot of Plankstetten Monastery, Beda Maria Sonnenberg is also a librarian, archivist, novice master and teacher of religion. We visited him

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Die Äbtissin führt Schulkinder durch den Naturerlebnisgarten der Abtei Waldsassen

Abbess Laetitia Fech

Close to decay until the early 1990s, Waldsassen Abbey has been gleaming anew since 2010 thanks to Abbess Laetitia Fech

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Blasius-Festival: Das Moderatoren-Paar Daniela & Bernhard

Daniela Dotzauer and Bernhard Reichherzer

Every July, the three-day Blasius Festival in Fremdingen brings people of all ages together to dance.

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Christian Loferer: Der Hornist auf dem Weg in das Nationaltheater am Max-Joseph-Platz

Horn player Christian Loferer

Christian Loferer is a horn player at the Bavarian State Opera. In his spare time he combines Bavarian brass band tradition with classic music

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Dagmar Rosenbauer an ihrem Arbeitsplatz

Franconian Bling-Bling

Dagmar Rosenbauer makes Franconian tinsel crowns according to historical models. This is how the traditional costume expert keeps an old custom alive

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Veit Pöhlmann ist der Vereinsvorsitzender der Limmersdorfer Lindenkirchweih

Franconian parish fair - Veit Pöhlmann

In the Franconian town of Limmersdorf, they celebrate the founding of the Lindenkirche at the end of August each year, around St. Bartholomew’s Day

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Die Werkstatt von Anton Ostler in Klais bei Mittenwald

Crafted carnival mask by Anton Ostler

Between Epiphany and Shrove Tuesday, wild men bearing strange names move through Mittenwald, their faces hidden behind beautifully crafted masks

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Die Fexer: Das Trio vor den begeisterten Zuschauer am Blasius-Festival

Brass music by "Die Fexer"

The term “Fexer” is a Bavarian word meaning spin-off. It is the name chosen by one woman and two men from Oberpfalz for the "smallest brass band"

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Armin Kling: Der Bergbauer mit seiner Herde auf dem Weg zur Alpe

Hard graft behind the idyll in the Allgäu Alps

Mountain farmers like Allgäu’s Armin Kling are crucial to the preservation of our Alpine cultural landscape

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Bernhard Rieger: Der Künstler malt das Karwendel-Gebirge im Hintergrund

Alpine graffiti by fresco painter Bernhard Rieger

Vast pictures shine out from the walls of old buildings in the foothills of the Bavarian Alps. This is known as “Luftmalerei”, or fresh air painting

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The Latest Lists: "Things to Do and See in Bavaria"

Hundreds of inspirational tips, ideas and rankings from all over Bavaria. Cultural monuments, monastery breweries, castles and palaces, hiking and cycling trails, river adventures, swimming in the wild, must-sees in over towns and cities, fun for kids, Kneipp holidays and truly crazy museums. Over 90 "Let's go" Listicles provide all this at a glance.

Stop at the lakeside of Spitzingsee in the Schliersee mountains

German Alpine Road: 19 Best Things To Do

What can you do on the right and left of the Alpine Road? Which buildings, monuments and other sights are worth a stop or side trip?

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Glamping:  Campingpark Gitzenweiler Hof in den luxuriösen Mietwohnwägen „Varia Homes“

10 x Glamping in Bavaria

Luxury camping aka glamping is becoming more and more popular. For comfort lovers, there are many offers such as sleeping barrels, wooden igloos ...

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Gravelbiken im Naturpark Haßberge

8 Gravel Bike- Tours for Beginners

Our gravel bike tours lead through stream and river valleys, pass lakes and sights. For the sporty, there is a lot of uphill and downhill riding

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Familienwanderung in Bayern

7 Summits for Families

Mountain hikes that are ideal for families with children with lots to see and experience along the way. Extra: All tours with car-free arrival!

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Fußgängerzone und Flaniermeile in der Altstadt von Bayreuth

10 Bayreuth Tips

Which buildings, museums, monuments and other sights are worth a visit? We reveal to you here all the great things to see and experience in Bayreuth

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Sommerhausen: Panorama

Würzburg Region with Public Transport

Lots of vineyards, nature and cultural highlights. All within easy reach of Würzburg by train and bus. Here are 8 great excursion tips!

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Fürth: Michaelis Kirchweih

Nuremberg Region by Train & Bus

The range of trips around Nuremberg is huge. By bus or train to romantic towns, castles, lakes, gorges and museums. Here are 8 tips!

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Blick zur Klammspitze

7 Challenging Mountain Tours

Summit meetings of a different, sporty kind. We present seven mountain tours between Oberammergau, Garmisch-Partenkirchen and the Blaues Land

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Viele Weiher und Teiche liegen rund um das Dorf Oberlindach

10 x Aischgrund experiences

Which sights in the Franconian Aischgrund are worth a visit? Where can you learn more about the mirror carp? And who has it on offer?

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Sonnenuntergang auf dem Burgsteinfelsen, einem markanten Geotop

10 x Experiences in the Altmühltal

The Altmühltal has surprises in store: Vulture swoop, modern art, the world's smallest dinosaur and heavenly four-poster beds!

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OZULTS BUDDLASBAA

Bavarian for beginners

This wonderful term can be heard in Franconia. It means as much as "gnawed-off chicken leg". The chicken itself is called Giegerla.

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All Stories and Information on Bavaria in One Map

Find the best holiday and travel stories interactively. And the best hotel near your holiday destination? Interested in where our Bavaria-insiders have their workshops, shops and restaurants and guide you through nature? Want to find out what reports there are on the Bavarian regions and cities? Our Bavaria map shows it all.

Bavaria in 100 Seconds

A 100-second declaration of love to the beauty and uniqueness of Bavaria as a travel destination in the usual traditionally different way: Bavarian Comedian Harry G, who is known for his Bavarian grant, embarks on a criss-cross journey through Bavaria.

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