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Bavaria!
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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Along the Wall!

Street art is the modern version of fresco painting. The European graffiti era began in Bavaria in 1985, more precisely at Geltendorf train station. We take you on an artful journey from 250 metre long XXL murals to Invaders mosaic miniatures and tiny stencils to fresco paintings and the Holy Virgin on ceiling plaster. And we reveal where you can best admire this open-air art. Click here for all stories and tips

Mural „Wir sind Langwasser…wir sind bunt”

You have to see it!

Street art makes grey walls blossom! 18 graffiti tips throughout Bavaria

Alpine Graffiti

Fresco Painting from 1748 to 2024. A visit to the open-air gallery

Munich's Street Art Spots

We cycle with artist Thomas Neumann to Munich's most casual street art spots

Blick auf den Altar der St. Ludwig Kirche

Look up!

Sacred art on the ceiling. Munich walk with artist Thomas Neumann

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

 

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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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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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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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

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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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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Die Band Loamsiada bei einem Konzert im City Club Augsburg

Loamsiada: Boyband in Bavarian

The "Loamsiada", an indie band with audible Bavarian elements, combine "dialect pop with urban brass". It rocks and is absolutely danceable

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Florian Blickenberger: Der Schmuckdesigner am Simssee in Oberbayern

Sparkling designs by Florian Blickenberger

Designer Florian Blickenberger continues an old tradition. The inspiration for his work as a jewellery designer comes from his homeland

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Andreas Hemmeter: Erfinder der tragbaren Rückenlehne MeiLeni mit Kind im Festzelt auf der Kirchweih in Weissenburg

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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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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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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Silvia Beyer: Bei Pfronten betreibt sie die erste vegetarische Berghütte in den Alpen

Mountain hut owner Silvia Beyer

Instead of Schnitzel and cold meats, the menu of the Hündeleskopfhütte offers vegan cheese spätzle and zucchini lasagne

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Andi Weigand: Jungwinzer aus Iphofen

Winemaker Andi Weigand from Franconia

This young wild one is breathing new life into the wine region. How? By combining old traditions with bold new ideas

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Peter Haimerl: Jedes Bauernhaus im Bayerischen Wald fügt sich perfekt in die Landschaft ein

Architect Peter Haimerl

Peter Haimerl breathes new life into old farmhouses. In this way, the architect saves and preservers a piece of Bavarian identity

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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.

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
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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

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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Auftritt des mechanischen Drachen beim historischen Further Drachenstich in Furth im Wald

16 Historical Festivals in Bavaria

We show how Bavaria's history comes to life again in lovingly staged parades or historical spectacles

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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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