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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!

Reporter Dietmar Denger in action

Best of Bavarian Winter

Ideas, Insider Tips, Listicles and Specials for your winter time in Bavaria!
✔️ Fun on the slopes for the whole family
✔️ Powder pleasures for ski touring
✔️ 16 exclusive snowshoe tours
✔️ Out and about in the mountains with rangers
✔️ The 14 most beautiful toboggan runs
✔️ Alpaca winter hikes
✔️ Handmade sledges
✔️ On the cross-country track with Olympian Tobias Angerer
... and more

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Restauratorin Ramona Proske in Schloss Neuschwanstein

Royal Jet Nozzle Diffuser

70 million visitors left their mark. Now Neuschwanstein Castle is getting a huge renovation. We met construction managers and restorers on site

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Neues Schloss in Ingolstadt (Bayrisches Armeemuseum) und moderne Kunst

Surprise!

The city on the Danube is easily underestimated, but it is rich in stories and history, has a creative young scene and a lot of greenery.

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Rathausplatz in Ingolstadt mit altem Rathaus und Pfeifturm

12 Tips for Ingolstadt

Which locations, museums, parks and other sights are well worth a visit? We reveal what you should see and experience in Ingolstadt.

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Blick von der Burg auf Burghausen

Pure Castle Magic

The longest castle in the world towers over colourful houses. It is full of stories and secrets. One floor below, the bavarian picture-perfect city.

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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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Richard Strauss Fountain by the Oberammergau sculptor Hans Schwaighofer

10 Tips for Garmisch-Partenkirchen

What can you do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen? Which sights are worth a visit? We reveal what you should see and experience

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Landstraße bei Aichach

Perfect Detours

500 kilometres on back roads from Nördlingen to Garmisch-Partenkirchen. A decelerating road trip with sheep, star cuisine and Bayurvida

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Bamberg: Abenddämmerung in den Altstadtgassen

Five Times the Love for City Thrills

Blogger Sarah Eichhorn (Josie Loves) looked around the five Bavarian towns of Füssen, Erlangen, Landshut, Fürth and Dachau and introduces them to you

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Travel Magazine With Over 95 Cutting-Edge Features About Bavaria

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 stories

Restauratorin Ramona Proske in Schloss Neuschwanstein

Royal Jet Nozzle Diffuser

70 million visitors left their mark. Now Neuschwanstein Castle is getting a huge renovation. We met construction managers and restorers on site

Read more
Neues Schloss in Ingolstadt (Bayrisches Armeemuseum) und moderne Kunst

Surprise!

The city on the Danube is easily underestimated, but it is rich in stories and history, has a creative young scene and a lot of greenery.

Read more
Blick von der Burg auf Burghausen

Pure Castle Magic

The longest castle in the world towers over colourful houses. It is full of stories and secrets. One floor below, the bavarian picture-perfect city.

Read more
Landstraße bei Aichach

Perfect Detours

500 kilometres on back roads from Nördlingen to Garmisch-Partenkirchen. A decelerating road trip with sheep, star cuisine and Bayurvida

Read more
Das Hideaway könnte nicht malerischer gelegen sein

The Summit Valley: Elmau Castle and The Kranzbach

The exceptional luxury resorts Schloss Elmau and Kranzbach are located in a secluded high valley south of Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

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Füssen im Allgäu: Stadt am Lech

Füssen? All in!

The town nearby Lech exudes an almost Mediterranean flair. Bathing lakes, the Alps and castles await you in the surrounding area. What you should see

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Berchtesgadener Altstadt mit Hirschenhaus (links) und Marktbrunnen

Somewhere Between Watzmann and Jenner

Berchtesgaden offers visitors a great mix of mountain panorama and old town flair. Perfect for a day trip with aperitivo on the Schlossplatz

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Blick in die südlichen Berge und das Inntal vom Berg Hochries aus

Bayern at its best

The Chiemgau region attracts with mountains, lakes and meadows. Why you should explore the region between Lakes Chiemsee and Simssee and Rosenheim

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Goldsteig: Etappe von Eck zum Großen Arberschutzhaus

Eight 1,000-Metre Peaks in One Day

We conquered seven peaks in one day on our hike in the Bavarian Forest. "King Arber" was enthroned at the end of the tour. A report for the active

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Blick vom Hofgarten auf Schloss Ehrenburg in Coburg

Royal Touch

What do 31-centimetre-long bratwursts, Queen Victoria and Albert, and a huge castle complex have in common? You can't get around them in Coburg!

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Experience Bavaria Anew 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

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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Stefan Stretz: „Wir sind eine Nachbarschaftskneipe, in der man sich einfach wohlfühlen soll“

Innkeeper Stefan Stretz

With his bar “Schanzenbräu”, Stefan Stretz has changed the face of the former Nuremberg district of Gostenhof, aka GoHo

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Die Fexer: Das Trio vor den begeisterten Zuschauer am Blasius-Festival

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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Das Klausentreiben ist etwa 1.000 Jahre alt und geht auf alte keltische Bräuche zurück

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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Aus Liebe zu Holz und Handwerk übernahm Alexander Hergenhan 2012 die Werkstatt seines Onkels in der Rhön

Sledge builder Alexander Hergenhan

Each year, Alexander Hergenhan from the Rhoen fashions around 150 traditional wooden sledges from domestic ash using ancient techniques

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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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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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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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In Attenhofen hat der Hopfenanbau Tradition

Green gold

Elisabeth Stiglmaier introduces guests to the secrets of the green gold, which helps give beers all over the

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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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The Latest Lists: "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 towns and cities, fun for kids, Kneipp holidays and truly crazy museums. Over 70 "Let's go" Listicles provide all this at a glance.

Rathausplatz in Ingolstadt mit altem Rathaus und Pfeifturm

12 Tips for Ingolstadt

Which locations, museums, parks and other sights are well worth a visit? We reveal what you should see and experience in Ingolstadt.

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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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Richard Strauss Fountain by the Oberammergau sculptor Hans Schwaighofer

10 Tips for Garmisch-Partenkirchen

What can you do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen? Which sights are worth a visit? We reveal what you should see and experience

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Bamberg: Abenddämmerung in den Altstadtgassen

Five Times the Love for City Thrills

Blogger Sarah Eichhorn (Josie Loves) looked around the five Bavarian towns of Füssen, Erlangen, Landshut, Fürth and Dachau and introduces them to you

Read more
Eine Gruppe Menschen prostet sich in einem bayerischen Biergarten zu

Cheers for 500 years!

Many inns in Bavaria have been serving guests since the 16th and 17th centuries: 15 of the oldest and most traditional "Inns" in Bavaria

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Herzogstand-Wanderung mit Blick auf den Walchensee

7 Mountain Tours With Stunning Views

Higher, farther, better! Nothing beats a breathtaking view from a peak. Here are seven tips for mountains with a special view

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Blick zur Klammspitze

7 Challenging Mountain Tours

Summit meetings of a different, sporty kind. We present seven mountain tours between Oberammergau, Garmisch-Partenkirchen and the Blaues Land

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Gravelbiken im Naturpark Haßberge

8 Gravel Bike- Tours for Beginners

Our gravel bike tours lead through stream and river valleys, pass lakes and sights. For the sporty, there is a lot of uphill and downhill riding

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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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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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