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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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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 120 reports and 85 listicles

 

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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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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Rangerin Melanie Chisté hat Heuschrecken gefunden

The Grasshopper Whisperer

The biologist with a doctorate is a fan of little six-legged creatures. As a ranger, she brings them closer to young and old on her field trips

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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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Fürth: Michaelis Kirchweih

Nuremberg Region by Train & Bus

The range of trips around Nuremberg is huge. By bus or train to romantic towns, castles, lakes, gorges and museums. Here are 8 tips!

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Oberschönenfeld: Abtei mit Museum

Trips around Augsburg

Around Augsburg, castles, museums and plenty of nature await, and no destination is more than an hour away

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Genusswandern im Klausbachtal auf dem Salzalpensteig

Salzalpensteig Hike: O Sole mio

Scenic, varied, enlightening: the Salzalpensteig spices up every hiker's vita. The 9th stage is one of the most beautiful. Let's go!

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Pausen gehören zum Genusswandern. Ausblick vom Trekkingplatz Geusfeld

Steigerwald in Franconia

Pleasure Hiking: The Steigerwald Panorama Trail leads through low mountain landscapes rich in history and species. The next Franconian wine is not far

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Sommerhausen: Panorama

Würzburg Region with Public Transport

Lots of vineyards, nature and cultural highlights. All within easy reach of Würzburg by train and bus. Here are 8 great excursion tips!

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Josef

They're brewing something!

Zoigl is a bottom-fermented beer specialty produced in the so-called communal breweries. Beer enjoyment and hiking in the Upper Palatinate Forest!

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Dagmar Rosenbauer an ihrem Arbeitsplatz

Franconian Bling-Bling

Dagmar Rosenbauer makes Franconian tinsel crowns according to historical models. This is how the traditional costume expert keeps an old custom alive

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Neumarkt: Metzger Norbert mit Sohn und Fleischsommelier Tim

From Better to Wurst

Weisswurst lovers learn everything they need to know about veal sausages from Norbert Wittmann and his academy in Neumarkt

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Domberg Freising

Munich region with Train & Bus

Game park, rose island, baroque church. Munich's surrounding area entices with well-known and lesser-known destinations for excursions by train or bus

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Weißenburg aus der Vogelperspektive

Romans, Imperial City, Renaissance

The romantic little town is a time machine. Visitors can expect, among other things, a pretty old town, a mighty fortress and a Roman treasure.

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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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Wasserburg: Innschleife

On the pearl of Bavaria’s Inn River

Wasserburg’s old town nestles in a bend of the Inn River and is one of the most beautiful in Bavavia. We reveal what you should see and experience

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Asiatischer Tempel im Nepal Himalaya Park bei Regensburg, Bayern

Regensburg Region with Train & Bus

Many attractive destinations attract visitors to Regensburg's surrounding area. By train, bus or boat to vineyards, castle ruins, Nepal temple, Romans

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Vater und Sohn haben zusammen Spaß im Museum Mensch und Natur in München

14 x Munich for Kids and Teens

Make your Munich family trip an unforgettable experience. From forest adventures to toy museums. 14 fun things to do for children and teenagers

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Fischen früh am Morgen auf dem Chiemsee

Fishery Tradition

Tassilo and Florian Lex continue their family's fishing with passion. We accompanied the fishermen for a day at Lake Chiemsee

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Blick auf die Heilig-Kreuz-Kirche, Münchens ältester noch erhaltener Kirchenbau

Look up!

Stroll to the most beautiful churches in Munich. Artist Thomas Neumann shows us the most exciting churches in terms of architecture and art history

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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

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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Die kreativen Gerichte werden von Alexander Huber mit Liebe zum Detail angerichtet

Star chef Alexander Huber

Alexander Huber turned the traditional restaurant of his parents in Altötting in Bavaria into a top gastronomic address - with a star

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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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Fischen früh am Morgen auf dem Chiemsee

Fishery Tradition

Tassilo and Florian Lex continue their family's fishing with passion. We accompanied the fishermen for a day at Lake Chiemsee

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Muk Röhrl ist Gastronom in der elften Generation und führt das traditionelle Gasthaus

Landlord Muk Röhrl

The “Gasthaus Röhrl” has been in the hands of just one family since 1658. We met up with Muk Röhrl, who is the eleventh generation to run this inn

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Kristin Biebl: Rangerin im Nationalpark Bayerischer Wald

The Ranger of the Bavarian Forest National Park

Ranger Kristin Biebl guides her guests through the Bavarian Forest National Park and brings man and nature closer together again

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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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Rapper RiA Reiser amidst the hop fields of the Holledau region

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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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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Bieramt: Jede Woche gibt es wechselndes Fassbier aus Franken

More beer than authority: The "Bieramt" in Nuremberg

Boris Braun brings a quaffable element of Franconian identity to life in the “Bieramt” in Nuremberg

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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 80 "Let's go" Listicles provide all this at a glance.

Sommerhausen: Panorama

Würzburg Region with Public Transport

Lots of vineyards, nature and cultural highlights. All within easy reach of Würzburg by train and bus. Here are 8 great excursion tips!

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Sonnenuntergang auf dem Burgsteinfelsen, einem markanten Geotop

10 x Experiences in the Altmühltal

The Altmühltal has surprises in store: Vulture swoop, modern art, the world's smallest dinosaur and heavenly four-poster beds!

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10 x Cycling Pilgrimage in Franconia

Which churches, sights and natural sites are worth a stop? We reveal what you can look at on the Upper Franconia Cycle Pilgrimage Route

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Kostprobe: Stefanie Bauer lässt es sich schmecken

10 x Upper Bavaria for gourmets

Chiemsee fish or Weißwurst, Radler or Schrobenhausen asparagus: 10 delights you should never miss in Upper Bavaria

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Schlosspark Linderhof: Auf den Spuren des Bayern-Kini

12 x Blooming works of art

You love flowers, trees and going on walks? Here are some castle parks with flowering beds and cleverly staged landscapes

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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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Lindau: Der Leuchtturm und der

10 Lindau tips

The lion and the lighthouse at Lindau harbour are landmarks of the city and are classic photo motifs. What else you should not miss...

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München: Das Glockenspiel am

22 Best Things To Do in Munich

Art, chilling by the Isar river, museums, markets and neighbourhoods. 22 things to experience and enjoy when visiting Munich. Enough for a week!

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Regensburg: Aus dem ehemaligen Römerlager Castra Regina hat sich eine vielfältige Stadt entwickelt

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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Die Deutsche Alpenstraße führt an der Sudelfeldstraße entlang

8 x Scenic driving routes

Cruise through Bavaria and get to know its culture! Themed routes let you discover local treasures. From porcelain and glass to churches and abbeys or

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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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