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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!

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.

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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 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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Nicht nur Jockls Weinzelt lohnt einen Besuch der

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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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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Bad Steben ist auch optisch ein Hingucker

13 Spa Tips

Thermal water with healing properties ensures well-being and relaxation. And when you take a sauna, you simply sweat away your stress. 13 tips

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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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Travel Magazine With Over 85 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

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

Read more
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!

Read more
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

Read more
 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

Read more
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

Read more
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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Kurparl Bad Kissingen im Sommer

A spa like no other

Bad Kissingen, a spa par excellence, has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2021. Read these tips!

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The Band Loisach Marci in the Partnach gorge

A Famous Duo

Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers nature experiences, cultural enjoyment and the Bavarian way of life. We reveal the most beautiful highlights

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Along the wall!

Bike tour with artist and Bavaria insider Thomas Neumann to Munich's most casual streeta-art-spots. A colourful day across Munich

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The Landshut Wedding takes place every four years

A leading role

Medieval boulevards, charming alleys, a castle and the world-famous Landshut Wedding. This city has what film crews are looking for

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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

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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Um wilde Tiere zu vertreiben wurden den Kühen Glocken umgehängt und die Hirten schnalzen mit Geißeln

Ring those bells!

Hanse Wenzl lives in the Bavarian Forest. When he celebrates "Wolfauslassen", it's infernal with XXL bells and whip crackers

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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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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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Bernhard Rieger: Der Künstler malt das Karwendel-Gebirge im Hintergrund

Alpine graffiti by fresco painter Bernhard Rieger

Vast pictures shine out from the walls of old buildings in the foothills of the Bavarian Alps. This is known as “Luftmalerei”, or fresh air painting

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Martl Jung bietet als Guide geführte Barfußwanderungen an

Barefoot walking tours with Martl Jung

Martl Jung has crossed the Alps – barefoot! Now he offers barefoot walking tours. We tried it out on your behalf

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Der Braumeister Kilian Stückler in seiner Privatbrauerei in Sonthofen

Craft beer with tradition

Brewmaster Kilian Stückler is the sixth generation of his family to run the Hirschbräu in Sonthofen where he fuses tradition and experimentation

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Xaver's: Das Geschwister-Trio Portenlänger

Gastro trio Xaver's

Jakob, Theresa and Xaver Portenlänger run “Xaver‘s” restaurant in Munich. A restaurant that feels like a living room, as hearty as it is stylish

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Michael Thalhammer bezieht das verwendete Leder aus der Region

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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Klaus Marschall: Sein Großvater gründete 1948 die

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

Nicht nur Jockls Weinzelt lohnt einen Besuch der

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

Read more
Bad Steben ist auch optisch ein Hingucker

13 Spa Tips

Thermal water with healing properties ensures well-being and relaxation. And when you take a sauna, you simply sweat away your stress. 13 tips

Read more
Stop at the lakeside of Spitzingsee in the Schliersee mountains

German Alpine Road: 19 Best Things To Do

What can you do on the right and left of the Alpine Road? Which buildings, monuments and other sights are worth a stop or side trip?

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Rodelbahn ab der Hündeleskopfhütte in Pfronten im Allgäu

14 x Tobogganing in Bavaria

Tobogganing in Bavaria brings variety to winter sports. It’s a lot of fun – whether sporty and ambitious or leisurely with the family.

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Wasserfälle der Wimbachklamm bei Ramsau

12 Gorges, ravines and ...

... caves offer exciting experiences and insights into stalactites, steep rocks, waterfalls . 12 exciting "geotopes" at a glance

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Fußgängerzone und Flaniermeile in der Altstadt von Bayreuth

10 Bayreuth tips

Which buildings, museums, monuments and other sights are worth a visit? We reveal to you here all the great things to see and experience in Bayreuth

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Blick auf die Nördlinger Altstadt vom Turm Daniel der St. Georgs-Kirche

8 Nördlingen tips

Daniel, city wall, Ries Crater Museum and five other sights and experiences you shouldn't miss when visiting Nördlingen

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Viele Weiher und Teiche liegen rund um das Dorf Oberlindach

10 x Aischgrund experiences

Which sights in the Franconian Aischgrund are worth a visit? Where can you learn more about the mirror carp? And who has it on offer?

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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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