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Kloster Weltenburg: Die Benediktiner-Abtei liegt direkt in einer Donau-Schlinge

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!

Coburger Weihnachtsmarkt

Lovely Bavarian Christmas Traditions

Enjoy the "stade Zeit" (quiet time) in Bavaria! With Berchtesgadener "Arschpfeiferl" on the Christmas tree, in the Rothenburg Christmas museum, baking real Elisen gingerbread and at some of the most beautiful christmas markets and active winter happiness on snowshoes or cross-country skis

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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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Landstraße bei Aichach

Perfect Detours

500 kilometres on back roads from Nördlingen to Garmisch-Partenkirchen. A decelerating road trip with sheep, star cuisine and Bayurvida

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Loisach Marci

Partnachklamm Gorge with Loisach Marci

Easy and without hiking boots: a relaxed walk with the musician duo Loisach Marci in the Partnachklamm gorge near Garmisch and around Pflegersee Lake

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Bamberg: Abenddämmerung in den Altstadtgassen

Five Times the Love for City Thrills

Blogger Sarah Eichhorn (Josie Loves) looked around the five Bavarian towns of Füssen, Erlangen, Landshut, Fürth and Dachau and introduces them to you

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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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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 95 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

Landstraße bei Aichach

Perfect Detours

500 kilometres on back roads from Nördlingen to Garmisch-Partenkirchen. A decelerating road trip with sheep, star cuisine and Bayurvida

Read more
Loisach Marci

Partnachklamm Gorge with Loisach Marci

Easy and without hiking boots: a relaxed walk with the musician duo Loisach Marci in the Partnachklamm gorge near Garmisch and around Pflegersee Lake

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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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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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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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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

Kilian Trenkle: Der Kuhschellenschmied und Yogalehrer in seiner Schmiede in Pfronten

Yogi and blacksmith Kilian Trenkle

A smith with inner strength: Kilian Trenkle is the fifth generation of his family to forge cow bells, and also a committed Yogi

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Mathias Rippstein: in seinem Weingut und der dazugehörigen Heckenstube werden fränkische Bräuche neu interpretiert

Winemaker Mathias Rippstein

The tradition of the Heckenwirtschaften in Franconia dates back to the Middle Ages. Winemaking families still offer tastings in their homes

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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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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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Heinz Schulan als Jakob Fugger, der Reiche am Schalenbrunnen der Fuggerei

The Fuggerei in Augsburg

At around 500 years old, the Fuggerei in Augsburg is the oldest social settlement in the world still in existence

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Markus Hoppe packt in seiner Brauerei gerne selbst mit an

Brewmaster Markus Hoppe

The handcrafted beers from brewer Markus Hoppe from Waakirchen taste as unusual as their names are chosen: "Wuide Hehna", "Wuidsau" or "Wuida Hund".

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Peter Haimerl: Jedes Bauernhaus im Bayerischen Wald fügt sich perfekt in die Landschaft ein

Architect Peter Haimerl

Peter Haimerl breathes new life into old farmhouses. In this way, the architect saves and preservers a piece of Bavarian identity

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Ursula Sedlmayr: Die Fleischermeisterin leitet die 1929 gegründete Familienmetzgerei

Master butcher Ursula Sedlmayr

Master butcher Ursula Sedlmayr has proved all her doubters wrong. She was determined to take over the family butcher’s business in Garmisch-Partenkir

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Renate ist Binnenschifferin am Donaudurchbruch

Ship’s captain Renate Schweiger

Thanks to ship’s captain Renate Schweiger, we get to experience the unique Danube Gorge near Weltenburg in all its glory

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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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The Latest Lists: "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 towns and cities, fun for kids, Kneipp holidays and truly crazy museums. Our 74 "Let's go" listicles provide all this at a glance.

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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Bamberg: Abenddämmerung in den Altstadtgassen

Five Times the Love for City Thrills

Blogger Sarah Eichhorn (Josie Loves) looked around the five Bavarian towns of Füssen, Erlangen, Landshut, Fürth and Dachau and introduces them to you

Read more
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

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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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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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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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