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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!

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Best of Bavarian Winter

Ideas, Insider Tips, Listicles and Specials for your winter time in Bavaria!
✔️ Fun on the slopes for the whole family
✔️ Powder pleasures for ski touring
✔️ 16 exclusive snowshoe tours
✔️ Out and about in the mountains with rangers
✔️ The 14 most beautiful toboggan runs
✔️ Alpaca winter hikes
✔️ Handmade sledges
✔️ On the cross-country track with Olympian Tobias Angerer
... and more

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Hip & Creative: 12 Tips for Munich

Apart from "chic" and well-known must-sees, Munich can be unexpectedly colorful, weird, crazy and exciting. We reveal 12 hip and creative places.

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Schneebedeckte Winterlandschaften in den Allgäuer Alpen

16 Snowshoe Hikes in Bavaria

Experience winter landscape actively without skis: Everyone can do a snowshoe hike! A great experience if you stay on officially designated routes

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Restauratorin Ramona Proske in Schloss Neuschwanstein

Royal Jet Nozzle Diffuser

70 million visitors left their mark. Now Neuschwanstein Castle is getting a huge renovation. We met construction managers and restorers on site

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Neues Schloss in Ingolstadt (Bayrisches Armeemuseum) und moderne Kunst

Surprise!

The city on the Danube is easily underestimated, but it is rich in stories and history, has a creative young scene and a lot of greenery.

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Rathausplatz in Ingolstadt mit altem Rathaus und Pfeifturm

12 Tips for Ingolstadt

Which locations, museums, parks and other sights are well worth a visit? We reveal what you should see and experience in Ingolstadt.

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Blick von der Burg auf Burghausen

Pure Castle Magic

The longest castle in the world towers over colourful houses. It is full of stories and secrets. One floor below, the bavarian picture-perfect city.

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 Markusturm in der Altstadt in Rothenburg ob der Tauber

8 Tips for Rothenburg

What can you experience? Which museums, locations & sights are worth a visit? We show what you should see and experience in Rothenburg

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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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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 stories

Restauratorin Ramona Proske in Schloss Neuschwanstein

Royal Jet Nozzle Diffuser

70 million visitors left their mark. Now Neuschwanstein Castle is getting a huge renovation. We met construction managers and restorers on site

Read more
Neues Schloss in Ingolstadt (Bayrisches Armeemuseum) und moderne Kunst

Surprise!

The city on the Danube is easily underestimated, but it is rich in stories and history, has a creative young scene and a lot of greenery.

Read more
Blick von der Burg auf Burghausen

Pure Castle Magic

The longest castle in the world towers over colourful houses. It is full of stories and secrets. One floor below, the bavarian picture-perfect city.

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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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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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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.

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

Christian Loferer: Der Hornist auf dem Weg in das Nationaltheater am Max-Joseph-Platz

Horn player Christian Loferer

Christian Loferer is a horn player at the Bavarian State Opera. In his spare time he combines Bavarian brass band tradition with classic music

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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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Armin Kling: Der Bergbauer mit seiner Herde auf dem Weg zur Alpe

Hard graft behind the idyll in the Allgäu Alps

Mountain farmers like Allgäu’s Armin Kling are crucial to the preservation of our Alpine cultural landscape

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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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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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Wild-Berghof Buchet: Die

Tiny-House provider Thomas Gstettenbauer

How about spending the night in a cool, mobile “Tiny House” deep in the Bavarian Forest amongst the deer?

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Jockls Passion: Wissen erfahren, neue Geschmäcker entdecken und Menschen begeistern

The art of fine cuisine

In his “Meyers Keller”, Jockl Kaiser combines regional classics such as stuffed cabbage and blood sausage with gourmet cuisine and sustainability

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Die Fexer: Das Trio vor den begeisterten Zuschauer am Blasius-Festival

Brass music by "Die Fexer"

The term “Fexer” is a Bavarian word meaning spin-off. It is the name chosen by one woman and two men from Oberpfalz for the "smallest brass band"

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Andre Maier: Der Streetart Künstler in seinem Atelier in Regensburg

Streetartist Andre Maier

Andre Maier is a muralist. He paints works of art several metres high on Regensburg’s walls, making the city a little more colourful

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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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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. Over 70 "Let's go" Listicles provide all this at a glance.

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Hip & Creative: 12 Tips for Munich

Apart from "chic" and well-known must-sees, Munich can be unexpectedly colorful, weird, crazy and exciting. We reveal 12 hip and creative places.

Read more
Schneebedeckte Winterlandschaften in den Allgäuer Alpen

16 Snowshoe Hikes in Bavaria

Experience winter landscape actively without skis: Everyone can do a snowshoe hike! A great experience if you stay on officially designated routes

Read more
Rathausplatz in Ingolstadt mit altem Rathaus und Pfeifturm

12 Tips for Ingolstadt

Which locations, museums, parks and other sights are well worth a visit? We reveal what you should see and experience in Ingolstadt.

Read more
 Markusturm in der Altstadt in Rothenburg ob der Tauber

8 Tips for Rothenburg

What can you experience? Which museums, locations & sights are worth a visit? We show what you should see and experience in Rothenburg

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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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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: 15 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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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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