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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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Your Trip to Bavaria

Burghausen an der Salzach

Bavarian Towns, Cities and History

We take you on a journey of discovery through the big cities like Munich, Nuremberg or Regensburg. But we also prove how exciting and inspiring the smaller, lesser-known towns can be.

Wandern im Lechpark

Nature, Outdoors & Activities

Discover Bavaria's beautiful and diverse landscape for outdoor adventures, fun days out and family activities such as hiking, cycling, climbing or water sports.

Eine der fünf Ausstellungen beschäftigt sich mit dem

Top Sights & Attractions

In our nearly 100 so called Listicles we present Bavaria's top tips, sights, activities, events... just all the top things to do and see.

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 135 reports and 90 listicles

 

Die Schlossanlage Nymphenburg ist für

Munich Summer 2024: Day Trips

Are you coming to Munich to see Taylor Swift, Coldplay or Adele? Extend your Bavaria stay and trip with our tips

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Landsberg am Lech: Der Lech ist umgeben von Häusern mit Bunten Fassaden

Lovely Landsberg

Lots of greenery, Italian flair and art on the border between Upper Bavaria and Bavarian Swabia. Our reporters discovered Landsberg am Lech

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Sommerrodelbahn Hündle

16 x Summer Tobogganing Fun

Summer tobogganing is like riding a rollercoaster - only in the great outdoors. Into the bend, out of the bend. 16 tips for Bavaria

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Schiff auf dem Chiemsee

16 Wonderful Boat Trips in Bavaria

Bavaria's lakes and rivers invite you to go on excursions. Whether electric-powered ship, nostalgic paddle steamer, sailing yacht or raft, your choice

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Blick durch das Bamberger Tor auf den Marktplatz von Lichtenfels in Franken

There’s more than meets the eye!

Lichtenfels on the Obermain was once a stronghold of the basket trade. It stands for innovation and high-tech. We had a good look around the town

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Beautiful Views!

Colourful paintings on house facades turn some places into veritable open-air galleries. We travelled around Upper Bavaria with artist Bernhard Rieger

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City tour through Nuremberg

A colorful city walk from Gostenhof via Rosenaupark and Hesperidengärten to Wöhrder See Lake. Together with two real insiders

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14 Nuremberg Tips for Kids and Teens

We show you where and how a vacation in Nuremberg with kids and teenagers is particularly fun. 14 cool tips for unforgettable experiences

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 Die Engel der Befreiungshalle in Kelheim wurden von hinten fotografiert, während die Sonne durch ein Loch in der Kuppel strahlt, sie in ein warmes Licht tauchend.

Monumental

Beyond the Liberation Hall and Weltenburg Abbey, there are even more delightful discoveries to be made in Kelheim

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Mural „Wir sind Langwasser…wir sind bunt”

Street Art in Bavaria

Street art makes grey concrete blossom! Subways and building façades in Bavaria are pimped up legally, often on public commission. 18 must-sees!

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Blick auf den Stadtturm und die Dreifaltigkeissäule in Straubing

Straubing at its finest

Straubing is considered the heart of Old Bavaria. The city has much more to offer than just a beautiful façade. Come with us on our tour

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Cafe Been&Green am Gumbertusplatz in Ansbach

Small-town Charm

With actor and cabaret artist Thorsten Siebenhaar on an exploration tour through his Ansbach, on the trail of a deeply relaxed attitude to life

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Rothenfels am Main, die kleinste Stadt Bayerns

Rothenfels on the Main River

Rothenfels am Main: What does the smallest town in Bavaria look like? Our reporter took a look around, and not just on a guided tour with the mayor

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Die Reichsstraße in Donauwörth gilt als einer der schönsten Straßenzüge Süddeutschlands

Take it easy!

The town of Donauwörth is very chilled out and without any hustle and bustle. A day between colorful facades, dolls, sweets and beer

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Das Modehaus Garhammer direkt neben der Stadtpfarrkirche von Waldkirchen

Right in the thicket of it

Waldkirchen lies deep in the Bavarian Forest and turned out to be a real surprise during our visit, culturally, scenically and historically

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Jupitergigantensäule nahe ihres original Fundorts an der Römerstraße / Kapellengasse in Obernburg

Pompeii on the Main River

In Obernburg am Main, a town stands on top of its predecessor. Two layers of cities on top of each other. This is unique in its form. Let's visit

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UNESCO Welterbe: Bad Kissingen

10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites

This listicle introduces you to all ten UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Bavaria, i.e. monuments, architectural ensembles and cities

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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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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

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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Thomas Neumann mit einem seiner Werke: Er malt keine Kitsch-Bilder sondern verfremdet die Themen durch leichte Abstraktion

Artist Thomas Neumann

Thomas Neumann’s pictures can be seen where Munich is at its most Bavarian: in the Wiesn festival tent and in the “Wirtshaus am Nockherberg”

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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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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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Um wilde Tiere zu vertreiben wurden den Kühen Glocken umgehängt und die Hirten schnalzen mit Geißeln

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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Weingut Schenk: Der Jungwinzer in seinen Weinbergen

Winemaker Thomas Schenk

Thomas Schenk does not just produce seriously good wine. He also does it in a way that is as responsible and sustainable as possible

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Veronika Wurm: Die Seifenmacherin mit ihrem Sohn

Soapmaker Veronika Wurm

Veronika Wurm knows and appreciates the moor around her home of Saulgrub. The spicy, fragrant soaps that she makes from this natural remedy are ...

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Einige alte Bamberger Gemüsesorten aus dem Familienbesitz der Gärtnerei Niedermaier

Gardener Sebastian Niedermaier

Sebastian Niedermaier runs an organic market garden not far from Bamberg’s pedestrian zone. We found him amongst his garlic, ginger and turmeric

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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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Caspar Plautz: Mit dem Kartoffelstand ist frischer Wind auf den Viktualienmarkt eingekehrt

The potato tuners from the Viktualienmarkt

Theo Lindinger and Dominik Klier attract numerous better eaters to Viktualienmarkt in Munich with their love of extra-ordinary potato dishes

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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.

Die Schlossanlage Nymphenburg ist für

Munich Summer 2024: Day Trips

Are you coming to Munich to see Taylor Swift, Coldplay or Adele? Extend your Bavaria stay and trip with our tips

Read more
Sommerrodelbahn Hündle

16 x Summer Tobogganing Fun

Summer tobogganing is like riding a rollercoaster - only in the great outdoors. Into the bend, out of the bend. 16 tips for Bavaria

Read more
Schiff auf dem Chiemsee

16 Wonderful Boat Trips in Bavaria

Bavaria's lakes and rivers invite you to go on excursions. Whether electric-powered ship, nostalgic paddle steamer, sailing yacht or raft, your choice

Read more
Die

14 Nuremberg Tips for Kids and Teens

We show you where and how a vacation in Nuremberg with kids and teenagers is particularly fun. 14 cool tips for unforgettable experiences

Read more
Mural „Wir sind Langwasser…wir sind bunt”

Street Art in Bavaria

Street art makes grey concrete blossom! Subways and building façades in Bavaria are pimped up legally, often on public commission. 18 must-sees!

Read more
UNESCO Welterbe: Bad Kissingen

10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites

This listicle introduces you to all ten UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Bavaria, i.e. monuments, architectural ensembles and cities

Read more
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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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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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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