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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!

The G7 Summit 2022 will take place in Elmau, Upper Bavaria, from 26 to 28 June. We say: "Go master your seven summits!" and give you tips for challenging mountain tours in the wider area around Garmisch-Partenkirchen. The encore? Seven summit tours each for families, gourmets, long-distance viewers and fans of mountain cable cars

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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

Go Master Your 7 Summits

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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Historic gondolas of the Kampenwand cable car in Chiemgau

7 Peaks 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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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 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

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 Thousender 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

Winzerin Katharina Geißendörfer bei der Arbeit im Weinberg

Winemaker Katharina Geißendörfer

Winemaker Katharina Geißendörfer gives new life to her family’s Franconian winery. We accompanied her to the vineyard

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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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Bead embroiderer Claudia Flügel-Eber from Carakess

Small beads, great art

Traditional, hand-knitted “Perlbeutel” or “beaded bags” are a near-forgotten traditional costume accessory. Claudia Flügel-Eber has brought them back

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Daniel Bensmann bemalt Tierhäute mit künstlerischen Motiven

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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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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Die Äbtissin führt Schulkinder durch den Naturerlebnisgarten der Abtei Waldsassen

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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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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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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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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Florian Karg: Der Hirte leistet einen wichtigen Beitrag für die Erhaltung der Landschaft der Alpe

Shepherd and opera singer Florian Karg

All summer long Florian Karg works and lives as shepherd in the Allgäu mountains. In wintertimes he returns to the stage as an opera singer

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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.

Blick zur Klammspitze

Go Master Your 7 Summits

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 Peaks 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

Read more
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

Read more
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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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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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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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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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