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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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"Waidwerk" Chef Valentin Rottner

Michelin star chef Valentin Rottner

Wood sorrel in the sorbet, moss as decoration, home-shot game on the plate. The working philosophy of Valentin Rottner from Nuremberg

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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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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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Die Pfeifen im Hinterteil der Pferde bleiben unbemalt

„Arschpfeiferl“ instead of made in China

More tinsel? Tree decorations made in China? Certainly not in Berchtesgaden. This is a town where colourful wooden toys hang on Christmas trees

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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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Auszeiten sind auch für Sonnenberg sehr wichtig

Abbot Beda Maria Sonnenberg

As Abbot of Plankstetten Monastery, Beda Maria Sonnenberg is also a librarian, archivist, novice master and teacher of religion. We visited him

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Travel Magazine with over 50 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 topics

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.

Read more
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

Read more
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.

Read more
Die Pfeifen im Hinterteil der Pferde bleiben unbemalt

„Arschpfeiferl“ instead of made in China

More tinsel? Tree decorations made in China? Certainly not in Berchtesgaden. This is a town where colourful wooden toys hang on Christmas trees

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Den Grat zwischen den drei Watzmann-Gipfeln ist Pusch schon mindestens fünfzig Mal gegangen

The Mountain model artist

Wolfgang Pusch is the only craftsman in Europe who has mastered the detailed relief construction of mountain ranges and peaks. We visited him

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BMW Welt: Ausstellungen, Auslieferungen, Erlebnisse und Events

Munich at its loveliest

Munich combines urban flair with regional and international approach. A big city with a small town feel. We reveal where Munich is the most beautiful

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Mit dem Oldtimer-Käfer auf der Deutschen Alpenstraße im Gradwang Tal

From Ettal and beyond

The German Alpine Road inspired us between Zugspitze and Lake Constance with castles, fortresses, churches and panoramic landscapes at its best

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Steinerne Brücke: Überspannt in 16 Bögen die Donau

It's in the mix

The Old Town is a prime example of medieval architecture. The Danube invites you to swim and a great museum is dedicated to Bavaria's history.

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Skurril anmutende Plastik auf dem Skulpturenweg zwischen Seeon, Seebruck und Truchtlaching

The cows are waiting

Chiemsee bike tour with kids? Yes! With a stay on one of the family farms of the Blauer Gockel, beautiful vacations are guaranteed

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O-Ton Wurzbacher: "Ich mag lieber Fleisch, aus Pilzen mache ich mir nicht so viel"

Treasures from the spruce forest

Two-star chef Alexander Hermann and clever gourmets love the fantastic aromas of the inconspicuous slate truffle. And only Bernd Wurzbacher finds them

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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.

Experience Bavaria anew with our insiders!

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

"Den Wald als Partner für Achtsamkeit, Entschleunigung und Sinnestraining entdecken"

Deep relaxation through forest bathing

The smallest healing spa in Bavaria, Bad Alexandersbad, lies in the Nature Park Fichtelgebirge. For health coach Elke Seidel it is a source of energy

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Die zwei Meter hohen Grashalme von Magdalena in den Gläsernen Gärten

Glass art from the Bavarian Forest

Magdalena Paukner's glass art is lovingly detailed. With her very personal handwriting she continues a tradition of the Bavarian Forest

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40 Stunden Arbeit stecken in einer Zirbenholz-Maske

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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Arnd Erbel: "Ich backe, also bin ich!"

Traditional baking by Arnd Erbel

In one of Germany’s oldest bakeries, Arnd Erbel produces bread, pretzels and Lebkuchen in the traditional way. With no additives or baker’s yeast

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Robert Haller und Horst Kolesch prüfen die Reben

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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Klaus' Großvater Walter Oehmichen gründete 1948 die "Augsburger Puppenkiste"

Augsburger Puppet Show

For almost 70 years the Augsburger Puppet Show has been delighting young and old from all over the world with its marionettes

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Michael kocht mit Leidenschaft, Erfahrung, Perfektion und einer Prise Verrücktheit

Star chef Michael Laus

In his restaurant “Soul Food”, Michael Laus creates a fusion of world-class cuisine and small town idyll. We took a closer look

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"Hyt" heißt das mobile Tiny-House im Wildpark

Tiny-House provider Thomas Gstettenbauer

How about spending the night in a cool, mobile “Tiny House” deep in the Bavarian Forest amongst the deer?

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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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Max arbeitete nach seiner Ausbildung drei Jahre als Braumeister in Italien

Brewer Maximilian Krieger

Maximilian Krieger, eighth-generation brewer, is breaking new ground at Riedenburger Brauhaus to preserve the old. We met with him

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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.

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

Read more
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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Vom Großen Arbersee zum Gipfel des Großen Arber

16 x Delightful long distance walking trails

Whether it’s along the Danube, through the foothills of the Alps or over the high mountains. 16 long distance walking trails for walkers, from gourmet

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Sebastian Niedermaier im Biergarten in Bamberg

13 x Abbey Breweries

Bavaria is blessed with monasteries. Their location and art treasures attract many visitors, as do the beers brewed there. Our reporter tips. Cheers!

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Bootwandern im Naturpark Altmühltal

12 x Nature parks

Experience Bavaria’s natural treasures: forests, meadows, mountains, lakes, rivers and moors. Many unique landscapes are designated nature parks

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Find the best holiday and travel stories interactively. And the sightsleeping 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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