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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

 

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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Rangerin Melanie Chisté hat Heuschrecken gefunden

The Grasshopper Whisperer

The biologist with a doctorate is a fan of little six-legged creatures. As a ranger, she brings them closer to young and old on her field trips

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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

Markus Hoppe packt in seiner Brauerei 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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Juliusspital: Robert Haller und Horst Kolesch beim Prüfen der Weinreben

Winemakers Robert Haller and Horst Kolesch

The wines of the “Juliusspital” and the “Bürgerspital” are cellared in traditional fashion and known around the world for their quality

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Andre Maier: Der Streetart Künstler in seinem Atelier in Regensburg

Streetartist Andre Maier

Andre Maier is a muralist. He paints works of art several metres high on Regensburg’s walls, making the city a little more colourful

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Im Strandbad Lindenhof am Bodensee lässt Teresa im Sommer gemütlich den Tag ausklingen

Winemaker Teresa Deufel

The charming winery of Teresa Deufel is located directly on Lake Constance - a meeting place for locals and visitors

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Timm Buckley in seiner Werkstatt: Er braucht 35 - 40 Stunden um eine Maske aus Zirbenholz herauszuarbeiten

Mask carver Timm Buckley

The scary masks made by Timm Buckley are sure to give you goosebumps at festivals such as Perchtenläufen, Walpurgisnacht or Johannesfeuer

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Die kreativen Gerichte werden von Alexander Huber mit Liebe zum Detail angerichtet

Star chef Alexander Huber

Alexander Huber turned the traditional restaurant of his parents in Altötting in Bavaria into a top gastronomic address - with a star

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Franziska Bischof in ihrer Edelbrennerei in Wartmannroth

Brandy sommelière Franziska Bischof

Franziska Bischof is a fine brandy sommelière and Female Distiller of the Year 2018. She runs Germany’s only distillery shop

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Rapper RiA Reiser amidst the hop fields of the Holledau region

Rapper RiA Reiser

RiA Reiser began her career as a yodelling queen, before going on to completely reinvented herself. Now, she’s rapping in Lower Bavarian dialect

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Katharina Mayer ist Tanzmeisterin aus Leidenschaft für den bayerischen Volkstanz

At the Kocherlball in Munich

Dance master Katharina Mayer lives her joy of Bavarian dance, not only at Munich's largest open-air dance event, the Kocherlball

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Rangerin Melanie Chisté hat Heuschrecken gefunden

The Grasshopper Whisperer

The biologist with a doctorate is a fan of little six-legged creatures. As a ranger, she brings them closer to young and old on her field trips

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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.

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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Das Opernhaus ist seit 2012 UNESCO-Weltkulturerbe

10 x Cultural highlights in Franconia

The Margravial Opera House, Imperial Castle, Residence, Mödlareuth: these and six other cultural sites in Franconia are simply a must-see

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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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Christmas Markets

Bavarian Christmas markets can do more than just bratwurst and mulled wine! Here are 24 Advent ideas with a very special flair.

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Blick auf Teil des Skywalks Allgäu mit Familie

12 x Fun and action for kids

Bavaria adds fun to your holidays. With forest rope parks, summer tobogganing or puppet theatre. 12 options for Fun & Action for kids in Bavaria

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 Markusturm in der Altstadt in Rothenburg ob der Tauber

8 Tips for Rothenburg

What can you experience? Which museums, locations & sights are worth a visit? We show what you should see and experience in Rothenburg

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Nicht nur Jockls Weinzelt lohnt einen Besuch der

Folk Festivals: 16 All-Time Favorites

Bavarian Folk festivals have historical roots and are shaped by traditions. All you need to know about Oktoberfest and 15 other popular folk festivals

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Kempten: Im schönen Hofgarten kann man sich vom Besuch der fürstäbtlichen Residenz erholen

10 Kempten Tips

Follow in the footsteps of the Romans in Kempten and discover more than 2,000 years of city history up close. There are also tips for shopping and ...

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Lindau: Blick auf den Bodensee und die Alpen vom

10 x Nature experiences in Allgäu/Bavarian Swabia

Nördlinger Ries, Breitachklamm and Lake Constance: these and seven other nature experiences in Allgäu/Bavarian Swabia are must-sees

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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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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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