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Bayerische Lebenslust auf dem Kocherlball unterm Englischen Turm

Different by tradition

Mountains, forests and lakes. Castles and onion domes under a white-blue sky. Chamois beard and traditional costumes. Oktoberfest and folk music. Silvaner wine and wheat beer. Schäufele 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.

Upper Bavaria, Franconia, Eastern Bavaria, and Allgäu/Bavarian Swabia are blessed with natural beauty and rich cultural landscapes. Our travel magazine provides ideas and tips for your holiday of enjoyment between the Bavarian Forest, the Fichtel mountains and the Alps. Be it the Main, Isar or Danube, Lake Chiemsee or Lake Constance. Be it castles or cool urban flair. Be it Munich or Memmingen, Bamberg or Amberg. Let yourself be inspired!

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Ranger Antonia explains the protected zones to snowshoe hikers: "Mostly the reactions are positive".

Black Grouse Security

The mountains around Lake Schliersee are popular with winter sports enthusiasts. Rangers ensure the protection of rare species. We went on a ski tour

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Ski Tourer on the Ochsenkopf

The Ochsenkopf formula

Around the Ochsenkopf in the Fichtelgebirge there are several hundred kilometres of trails for cross-country skiing, touring and snowshoeing

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Markus packt gerne selbst mit an

Brewmaster Markus Hoppe

The handcrafted beers from brewer Markus Hoppe from Waakirchen taste as unusual as their names are chosen: "Wuide Hehna", "Wuidsau" or "Wuida Hund".

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Posing mit dem Adler

Full steam for children

Nuremberg has plenty to offer for teenagers, too. And it’s not just a handful of adults saying that, but our 17-year-old reporter, Jonas

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Patrizierhäuser und der Turm von St. Nikolaus prägen den Max-Josefs-Platz

A touch of the south

Romans, salt trade, Inn shipping, railroad - many influences have shaped Rosenheim. Today, the city scores with southern flair and ...

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Fußgängerzone und Flaniermeile in der Altstadt

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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Wunderschön: Eiskristalle an den Bäumen

Flock ‘n‘ Roll

Our reporter took the premium winter hiking trail near Reit im Winkl from the “Hindeburghütte” to the "Hemmersuppenalm" under his boots.

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Alte Mainbrücke: Bekannt für ihre 12 Brückenheiligen

Würzburg and Bamberg on the Seine

The bridge over the Main and the Residenz in Würzburg, the town hall and the cathedral square in Bamberg may not look like France. But you can pretend

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Cities and villages. Rivers and lakes. Mountains and forests. Kitchens of great chefs and hidden Kneipp pools. Abbeys and youth hostels. Workshops and stores. Wineries and breweries. Snowy slopes and meadows filled with herbs. Hill farms and museums. Nothing in Bavaria is safe from our reporters, who are out and about on foot, by bike, in a canoe, on skis or in a vintage car, collecting the best stories and travel inspirations from and about Franconia, Allgäu/Bavarian Swabia, Upper Bavaria and Eastern Bavaria for you. View all topics

Ranger Antonia explains the protected zones to snowshoe hikers: "Mostly the reactions are positive".

Black Grouse Security

The mountains around Lake Schliersee are popular with winter sports enthusiasts. Rangers ensure the protection of rare species. We went on a ski tour

Read more
Ski Tourer on the Ochsenkopf

The Ochsenkopf formula

Around the Ochsenkopf in the Fichtelgebirge there are several hundred kilometres of trails for cross-country skiing, touring and snowshoeing

Read more
Posing mit dem Adler

Full steam for children

Nuremberg has plenty to offer for teenagers, too. And it’s not just a handful of adults saying that, but our 17-year-old reporter, Jonas

Read more
Patrizierhäuser und der Turm von St. Nikolaus prägen den Max-Josefs-Platz

A touch of the south

Romans, salt trade, Inn shipping, railroad - many influences have shaped Rosenheim. Today, the city scores with southern flair and ...

Read more
Wunderschön: Eiskristalle an den Bäumen

Flock ‘n‘ Roll

Our reporter took the premium winter hiking trail near Reit im Winkl from the “Hindeburghütte” to the "Hemmersuppenalm" under his boots.

Read more
Alte Mainbrücke: Bekannt für ihre 12 Brückenheiligen

Würzburg and Bamberg on the Seine

The bridge over the Main and the Residenz in Würzburg, the town hall and the cathedral square in Bamberg may not look like France. But you can pretend

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UNESCO-Weltkulturerbe: Das Markgräfliche Opernhaus in Bayreuth

Curtain up!

Beyond Richard Wagner, Bayreuth offers pompous baroque architecture, plenty of Franconian flair, good beer, African art and world-class piano makers

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Das kalte Armbad fördert die Durchblutung des Herzmuskels und der Lunge

Healing with Brrrrrr effect!

Kneipp therapy helps to achieve inner balance and calm. With mindfulness, exercise, a healthy diet and lots of cold water. We were in Bad Wörishofen

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Der Spiegelkarpfen wird auf seine Gesundheit hin geprüft

Round and healthy

From September to April, gourmets make a pilgrimage to the Franconian Aischgrund region to enjoy the carp bred there. We tasted them

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"Die Natur am Frillensee lässt mich Demut und Dankbarkeit spüren"

... Anni Friesinger

We met the three-time Olympic champion in speed skating for a decelerated winter hike around the icy Frillensee Lake.

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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.

Experience Bavaria anew with our insiders!

Our Bavarian 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, protect nature and the alpine pastures, look after the health of our guests, blacksmith cowbells, design fashionable traditional costumes or tattoo Lederhosen. You can find all profiles here

Die Historikerin arbeitet im Schloss Herrenchiemsee

Castellan Veronika Endlicher

Ludwig II left a legacy of four magnificent buildings. His love of technology is reflected in the Herrenchiemsee New Palace

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Infernalisches Peitschenknallen gehört zum Wolfaustreiben

Ring those bells!

Hanse Wenzl lives in the Bavarian Forest. When he celebrates "Wolfauslassen", it's infernal with XXL bells and whip crackers

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Regelmäßiges Barfußgehen fördere das Wohlbefinden, sagt Pfarrer Kneipp

Barefoot walking tours with Martl Jung

Martl Jung has crossed the Alps – barefoot! Now he offers barefoot walking tours. We tried it out on your behalf

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Die Äbtissin zeigt Schülern den Naturerlebnisgarten

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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Auch das Kind des Erfinders schätzt die tragbare Rückenlehne

A welcome support by Andreas Hemmeter

The portable backrest for beer benches designed by Andreas Hemmeter enhances the delights of sitting in a Biergarten or beer tent

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Einmal wöchentlich wird jeder Käse geschmiert

The cheese affineur

Allgäu’s Thomas Breckle is Germany’s only hard cheese affineur. He is always on the search for the best cheese in the region

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Gerti Epple in ihrem Garten

Herbal power of Allgäu

Medicinal herbs have been around in the Allgäu for a long time. With a lot of love and commitment, Gerti Epple ensures that this tradition stays alive

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Renate Schweiger ist Binnenschifferin am Donaudurchbruch

Ship’s captain Renate Schweiger

Thanks to ship’s captain Renate Schweiger, we get to experience the unique Danube Gorge near Weltenburg in all its glory

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Die Rottenstubner Burschen sind furchtlos

Traditional climbing of the maypole

The traditional climbing of the maypole in the Upper Bavarian town of Rottenstuben is a mixture of competition and maypole acrobatics

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Paul und Vater Sebastian vom "Weingut Fürst"

Winemakers Paul und Sebastian Fürst

Franconia is known for its white wines. But winemakers Paul and Sebastian Fürst have garnered praise for their red wine in Singapore, London and ...

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That's awesome! The latest listicles

Things to Do 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 ten cities, fun for kids, Kneipp holidays and truly crazy museums. Our "Let's go" listicles provide all this at a glance.

Fußgängerzone und Flaniermeile in der Altstadt

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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Blick auf die Nördlinger Altstadt vom Turm Daniel

8 Nördlingen tips

Daniel, city wall, Ries Crater Museum and five other sights and experiences you shouldn't miss when visiting Nördlingen

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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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Die Pfarrkirche St. Andreas (links) und die Stiftskirche St. Peter und Johannes der Täufer (rechts)

10 Berchtesgaden tips

What else should you see, experience and taste in Berchtesgaden and the surrounding area aside from Königssee, Jenner and Obersalzberg?

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Glühwein-Genuss auf dem Nürnberger Christkindlesmarkt

Fancy some boozy maidens?

Today, the days before the holidays also invite you to enjoy certain delicacies. 12 delicacies from Kletzenbrot to Christmas beer

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Zum Kneippangebot in Wörishofen gehören auch Kräuterwanderungen

11 x Kneipp spas and health resorts

A relaxed feel-good journey from the Allgäu to Lake Chiemsee. Eleven Bavarian spas and health resorts offering Kneipp therapies

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9 Coburg tips

Which highlights are really cool and worth a visit ... or perhaps trying out? We’ll tell you what’s well worth your time to see and experience

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Neues Rathaus: Das Glockenspiel ist ein Zuschauermagnet

23 Munich tips

Art, chilling by the Isar river, museums, markets and neighbourhoods. 23 things to experience and enjoy when visiting Munich. Enough for a week!

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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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