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Daniel Bensmann bemalt Tierhäute mit künstlerischen Motiven

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

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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Einige alte Bamberger Gemüsesorten aus dem Familienbesitz der Gärtnerei Niedermaier

Gardener Sebastian Niedermaier

Sebastian Niedermaier runs an organic market garden not far from Bamberg’s pedestrian zone. We found him amongst his garlic, ginger and turmeric

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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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Der Zoiglstern am Giebel bedeutet, dass die Zoiglstube geöffnet ist

Zoigl landlord Reinhard Fütterer

Landlord Reinhard Fütterer is helping to keep the 600 year-old tradition of community brewing alive. His bottom-fermented beer is known as Zoigl

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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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Dagmar von der Grün: Die Kräuterpädagogin ist Expertin für Wildpflanzen und Kräuter

Herbal expert Dagmar von der Grün

Dagmar von der Grün organises herbal walking trails in Franconia and reveals what treasures nature keeps in store for us

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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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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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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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Im Strandbad Lindenhof am Bodensee lässt Teresa im Sommer gemütlich den Tag ausklingen

Winemaker Teresa Deufel

The charming winery of Teresa Deufel is located directly on Lake Constance - a meeting place for locals and visitors

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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.

Vom Baumwipfelpfad im Steigerwald bieten sich wunderbare Ausblicke

10 x Nature Experiences in Franconia

Nature parks, lake district, black moor or rock labyrinth: you must see and experience these and six other nature highlights in Franconia

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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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Nürnberg: Das Heilig-Geist-Spital über der Pegnitz ist das perfekte Fotomotiv

10 Nuremberg tips

Art, culture and history await you in the Franconian metropolis of Nuremberg. What to see: 10 insider tips and classics

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 Bio-Gärtner 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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Limmersdorfer Lindenkirchweih: Die Linde wurde im 17. Jahrhundert gepflanzt

13 x Franconian top experiences

Raft trips, hikes, castles, festivals and fossils: the Franconia region has 13 top experiences to offer you

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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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Blick auf die Festung Marienberg, die in Würzburg über dem Main thront

13 Würzburg tips

The Residenz, Marienberg Fortress and the excellent wines are at the top of the bucket list in Würzburg. Other highlights you should experience...

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Radweg bei Spielmannsau.

8 x Accessible holidays on the farm

Holidays on Bavaria’s farms offer plenty of variety. We present some of the many farms that offer barrier-free or wheelchair-friendly accommodation

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Das Opernhaus ist seit 2012 UNESCO-Weltkulturerbe

10 x Cultural highlights in Franconia

The Margravial Opera House, Imperial Castle, Residence, Mödlareuth: these and six other cultural sites in Franconia are simply a must-see

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Bayerisches Schulmuseum Ichenhausen

8 Tips for Museums for Children

Children want to discover. In museums too. Our author highlights eight museums in Bavaria where a visit is worthwhile for the whole family

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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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