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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!

Blick zur Klammspitze

Go Master Your 7 Summits!

After the G7 Summit 2022 in Elmau it is now: "Go master your 7 summits!" We give you tips for 7 challenging mountain tours as well as 7 summit tours each for families, gourmets and long-distance viewers. Plus 10 of the most beautiful mountain villages and 15x summer fun on rivers and lakes.

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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: 14 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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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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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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Gravelbike Touren durch Bayern

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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Oberammergau

10 Charming Bavarian Mountain Villages

These villages in the Alps are easily accessible by train and bus and are ideal starting points for outdoor activities in the surrounding mountains

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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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Kulturaustausch: RiA Raiser und der Shanty Chor aus Schleswig-Holstein

What About You?

Travelling strengthens our understanding of foreign cultures, broadens our horizons and thus promotes tolerance and peaceful coexistence. That's why we send our so called Bavaria Insiders through Germany, Holland, the Czech Republic and Italy according to the motto "same same but different". There they meet like-minded people who are equally passionate about their profession.

Travel Magazine With Over 90 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

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.

Read more
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

Read more
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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Kilian Stückler bei der Wandertour auf das Imberger Horn

Summit Meeting

We did a mountain hike with Allgäu brewmaster Kilian Stückler to the Imberger Horn and finished off with craft beer and finest craft food in Sonthofen

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 Nebel hängt über dem Königssee

Watzmann Madness

We enjoyed three Mountain bike tours around the Watzmann in early autumn. Snow at the top, foliage at the bottom, Lake Königssee at the very bottom

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With the vintage convertible on the Rossfeld panorama road

More than curves!

The German Alpine Road is especially fun in a convertible. We cruised from Lake Königssee to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in a 1970s VW Beetle

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Nördlingen: Blick vom Turm Daniel

Middle Ages, Miocene & Manga

City walls, alleys and town houses bring the Middle Ages back to life. But the history of the region goes back 15 million years more

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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 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, 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 them and their life in Bavaria here in their profiles

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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Timm Buckley in seiner Werkstatt: Er braucht 35 - 40 Stunden um eine Maske aus Zirbenholz herauszuarbeiten

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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Veronika Endlicher: Die Historikerin arbeitet im Schloss Herrenchiemsee

Castellan Veronika Endlicher

Ludwig II left a legacy of four magnificent buildings. His love of technology is reflected in the Herrenchiemsee New Palace

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Christine Waibel-Beer: Die Besitzerin des Waibelshof im Allgäu ist Gesundheitstrainerin

Cool down at the Waibelhof at Allgäu

At the “Waibelhof”, the guests of Christine Waibel-Beer enjoy the calming experience of water affusions, dew treading or barefoot walking

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Blasius-Festival: Das Moderatoren-Paar Daniela & Bernhard

Daniela Dotzauer and Bernhard Reichherzer

Every July, the three-day Blasius Festival in Fremdingen brings people of all ages together to dance.

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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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Maibaumsteigen Rottenstuben: Der Maibaum ist ein Symbol von Fruchtbarkeit und Kraft

Traditional climbing of the maypole

The traditional climbing of the maypole in the Upper Bavarian town of Rottenstuben is a mixture of competition and maypole acrobatics

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Berufsjäger Roland mit seinem Hund

Hunter Roland Schörkhuber

When Roland Schörkhuber feeds his herd of deer near lake Bannwaldsee, spectators can watch over 150 free-range animals - with no need for binoculars

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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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Arnd Erbel: Der Bäcker präsentiert stolz Brotlaibe frisch aus dem Ofen

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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The Latest Lists: "What to Do and See in Bavaria"

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 70 "Let's go" listicles provide all this at a glance.

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: 14 of the oldest and most traditional "Inns" in Bavaria

Read more
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

Read more
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

Read more
Gravelbike Touren durch Bayern

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

Read more
Oberammergau

10 Charming Bavarian Mountain Villages

These villages in the Alps are easily accessible by train and bus and are ideal starting points for outdoor activities in the surrounding mountains

Read more
Historic gondolas of the Kampenwand cable car in Chiemgau

7 Mountains for the Lazy

Up to the mountain heights and not shed a drop of sweat! Well, mountain railways in Bavaria make it possible. Seven attractive tips

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Tretbootfahren auf dem Grubsee bei Krün

15 x Splish Splash

Board, kayak or swimming trunks? Bavaria's lakes and rivers invite you to sport and fun. Before or after the summit. Here are 15 tips

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Folk Festivals: 16 All-Time Favorites

Bavarian Folk festivals have historical roots and are shaped by traditions. All you need to know about Oktoberfest and 15 other popular folk festivals

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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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