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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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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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Der Betrieb lebt davon, dass alle mit anpacken

Winemaker Katharina Geißendörfer

Winemaker Katharina Geißendörfer gives new life to her family’s Franconian winery. We accompanied her to the vineyard

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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 Orgel-Front wurde um 1714 von Johann Hoffmann gebaut

"When the mouth is silent, the heart speaks"

Do you just want to unwind, reflect on your own desires, dreams and breaks in life. The Oberzell Monastery near Würzburg is a great place for that

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Klosters Benediktbeuern geht auf das Jahr 725 zurück

Power centre with a mountain view

Behind the old walls of Benediktbeuern Monastery, spiritual life and creativity come together. A good place to find inner peace.

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Die passende Technik zur Hautalerei hat Daniel erst entwickeln müssen

Skin painter Daniel Bensmann

Art as a matter of skin! A visit at Bad Hindelang's tattoo artist, hunter and artist. His speciality? Paintings on animal skins

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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

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

Read more
"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.

Read more
Die Orgel-Front wurde um 1714 von Johann Hoffmann gebaut

"When the mouth is silent, the heart speaks"

Do you just want to unwind, reflect on your own desires, dreams and breaks in life. The Oberzell Monastery near Würzburg is a great place for that

Read more
Klosters Benediktbeuern geht auf das Jahr 725 zurück

Power centre with a mountain view

Behind the old walls of Benediktbeuern Monastery, spiritual life and creativity come together. A good place to find inner peace.

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A tour of the senses

How does Franziska Sgoff, who has been blind since birth, experience her visit to Munich? How does she perceive the sights without seeing anything?

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Der markante Kreuzgang des Klosters

A journey to yourself

Another tip for monastery vacations in Eastern Bavaria. Waldsassen Abbey offers a rich spiritual program from pilgrimage to real "Ora et labora".

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Ausblick von der Beobachtungsplattform Chieming

The Great Gabble

On Lake Chiemsee, birds live an excellent life. The observation stations offer great sightings, especially during the quiet winter time

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Neuer Achtsamkeitstrend: Medidatives Solo Full Moon Snow Shoeing

Bright enthusiasm

Full moon snow shoe tour? It sounded so exciting that our reporters immediately set off for the Nagelfluhkette Nature Park in the Allgäu Alps.

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Käthe Wohlfahrt Weihnachtsdorf

Peaceful? Silent? Or merry?

Here the whole year revolves around one thing: Christmas. Germany’s only Christmas museum shows how Christmas decorations evolved over the years

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Bizarre, coole Kulisse auf der letzten Höhenetappe

Cool Moonwalk

Between the Großer Arber and the Brotjacklriegel the Bavarian Forest shows itself as a perfect area for snowshoe hikers.

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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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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

Toni in seiner Werkstatt in Klais

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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Katharina Mayer ist Tanzmeisterin aus Leidenschaft

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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Das Klausentreiben ist etwa 1.000 Jahre alt

A riot with tradition

The Allgäu shows its spooky side in December. With horns and rods, "Klausen" drive away evil spirits. With him is Matthias Hecht

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Tatjana und ihr Mann Momme bieten Winter-Survival-Kurse an

Wilderness instructor Tatjana Falk

Tatjana Falk shows participants in her courses how to build snow caves, make snow shoes and read animal tracks

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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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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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Auf einer Weltreise entdeckt er seine Leidenschaft für Silvaner

Winery Max Müller in Volkach

In the Franconian town of Volkach, young winemaker Christian Müller creates exquisite wines in his family winery and refines old traditions

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Das Repertoire: Von Polka über Marsch und Walzer bis zu Rock

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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Gib dir und dem Wasser einen Tritt!

Kneipp Ambassador Cordula von der Ropp

Cordula von der Ropp is the head physician at the Sebastianeum in Bad Wörishofen, the former place of work of pastor Sebastian Kneipp.

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Hängt der Zoiglstern am Giebel, hat die Zoiglstube geöffnet

Zoigl landlord Reinhard Fütterer

Landlord Reinhard Fütterer is helping to keep the 600 year-old tradition of community brewing alive. His bottom-fermented beer is known as Zoigl

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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.

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

Read more
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?

Read more
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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Die berühmte Steinerne Brücke von 1146

11 Regensburg tips

Cathedral, Stone Bridge, House of Art, Wurstkuchl and seven other experiences that should not be missed when visiting Regensburg

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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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