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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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Die Orgel-Front wurde um 1714 von Johann Hoffmann gebaut

"When the mouth is silent, the heart speaks"

Do you just want to unwind, reflect on your own desires, dreams and breaks in life. The Oberzell Monastery near Würzburg is a great place for that

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Klosters Benediktbeuern geht auf das Jahr 725 zurück

Power centre with a mountain view

Behind the old walls of Benediktbeuern Monastery, spiritual life and creativity come together. A good place to find inner peace.

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Die passende Technik zur Hautalerei hat Daniel erst entwickeln müssen

Skin painter Daniel Bensmann

Art as a matter of skin! A visit at Bad Hindelang's tattoo artist, hunter and artist. His speciality? Paintings on animal skins

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Rapper RiA Reiser amidst the hop fields

Rapper RiA Reiser

RiA Reiser began her career as a yodelling queen, before going on to completely reinvented herself. Now, she’s rapping in Lower Bavarian dialect

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Der markante Kreuzgang des Klosters

A journey to yourself

Another tip for monastery vacations in Eastern Bavaria. Waldsassen Abbey offers a rich spiritual program from pilgrimage to real "Ora et labora".

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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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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

Die Orgel-Front wurde um 1714 von Johann Hoffmann gebaut

"When the mouth is silent, the heart speaks"

Do you just want to unwind, reflect on your own desires, dreams and breaks in life. The Oberzell Monastery near Würzburg is a great place for that

Read more
Klosters Benediktbeuern geht auf das Jahr 725 zurück

Power centre with a mountain view

Behind the old walls of Benediktbeuern Monastery, spiritual life and creativity come together. A good place to find inner peace.

Read more
Der markante Kreuzgang des Klosters

A journey to yourself

Another tip for monastery vacations in Eastern Bavaria. Waldsassen Abbey offers a rich spiritual program from pilgrimage to real "Ora et labora".

Read more
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

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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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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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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

Die Äbtissin zeigt Schülern den Naturerlebnisgarten

Abbess Laetitia Fech

Close to decay until the early 1990s, Waldsassen Abbey has been gleaming anew since 2010 thanks to Abbess Laetitia Fech

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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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Geschäftsführer der 1892 gegründeten Genossenschafts-Sennerei Gunzesried

Alpine dairyman Peter Haslach

The dairy industry is as much part of the Allgäu as the sound of cow bells. Cheese has been produced with passion in Bavaria’s oldest dairy

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Hallertau: Seit 1966 das weltgrößte zusammenhängende Hopfenanbaugebiet

Green gold

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

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 Das hochwertige Hirschleder wird in einer kleinen Gerberei bearbeitet

Leather pants tattooist Michael Thalhammer

Michael Thalhammer uses tattoos to bring a whole new glamour to this Bavarian clothing classic. The Lederhosen rebel calls it “Bavarian Surfstyle”

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Alexander Hergenhan (links): Schlittenbauer aus Leidenschaft

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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Slowfood auf Allgairisch

Restaurateur Uli Brandl

Uli Brandl captivates guests at “‘s handwerk” with sustainable cuisine that strikes a perfect balance between tradition and food trends

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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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Andi Weigand aus Iphofen: "Wir lesen alle Trauben penibelst von Hand"

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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Einmal wöchentlich wird jeder Käse geschmiert

The cheese affineur

Allgäu’s Thomas Breckle is Germany’s only hard cheese affineur. He is always on the search for the best cheese in the region

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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

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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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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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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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