München: Hofgartentempel im Winter

Gingerbread, "whistle bottom" and boozy maidens

Enjoy the "stade Zeit" (quiet time) in Bavaria! With Berchtesgadener "Arschpfeiferl" on the Christmas tree, in the Christmas museum, baking real Elisen gingerbread and at some of the most beautiful christmas markets. You suffer from Advent allergy? Then read our tips for active winter happiness on snowshoes or cross-country skis and recommendations for winter town tours.

10 x Christmas Romance

Bavarian Christmas markets can do more than bratwurst and mulled wine! We’ll show you Advent locations with a very special flair

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Käthe Wohlfahrt Weihnachtsdorf in Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Peaceful? Silent? Or merry?

Here the whole year revolves around one thing: Christmas. Germany’s only Christmas museum shows how Christmas decorations evolved over the years

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Glühweingenuss auf dem Tiergärtnertorplatz in Nürnberg

10 x Pleasure and Shopping at Christmas Time

From the smell of freshly roasted chestnuts to Christmas beer – the days before Christmas in Bavaria promise pleasure. Here is some inspiration

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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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Die Pfeifen im Hinterteil der Pferde bleiben immer unbemalt

„Arschpfeiferl“ instead of made in China

More tinsel? Tree decorations made in China? Certainly not in Berchtesgaden. This is a town where colourful wooden toys hang on Christmas trees

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Schneeschuhwandern Bayerwald: Bizarre, coole Kulisse auf der letzten Höhenetappe

Cool Moonwalk

Between the Großer Arber and the Brotjacklriegel the Bavarian Forest shows itself as a perfect area for snowshoe hikers.

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Schneeschuhwandern Allgäu: Neuer Achtsamkeitstrend: Medidatives Solo Full Moon Snow Shoeing

Bright enthusiasm

Full moon snow shoe tour? It sounded so exciting that our reporters immediately set off for the Nagelfluhkette Nature Park in the Allgäu Alps.

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Tobias Angerer: Die Skating-Technik eignet sich vor allem für Fortgeschrittene

...Tobias Angerer

Our reporters met the cross-country skier, who has been awarded eleven medals, on and off the cross-country track at Winklmoos-Alm

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When we Bavarians have had enough of gingerbread, mulled wine and goose, we drive the winter out again...

And after Advent in Bavaria's cities?

Aus Liebe zu Holz und Handwerk übernahm Alexander Hergenhan 2012 die Werkstatt seines Onkels in der Rhön

Sledge builder Alexander Hergenhan

Each year, Alexander Hergenhan from the Rhoen fashions around 150 traditional wooden sledges from domestic ash using ancient techniques

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Berufsjäger Roland mit seinem Hund

Hunter Roland Schörkhuber

When Roland Schörkhuber feeds his herd of deer near lake Bannwaldsee, spectators can watch over 150 free-range animals - with no need for binoculars

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Das Klausentreiben ist etwa 1.000 Jahre alt und geht auf alte keltische Bräuche zurück

A riot with tradition

The Allgäu shows its spooky side in December. With horns and rods, "Klausen" drive away evil spirits. With him is Matthias Hecht

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Tatjana Falk: Die Wildnispädagogin und ihr Mann bringen Mensch und Natur wieder zusammen

Wilderness instructor Tatjana Falk

Tatjana Falk shows participants in her courses how to build snow caves, make snow shoes and read animal tracks

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Die Werkstatt von Anton Ostler in Klais bei Mittenwald

Crafted carnival mask by Anton Ostler

Between Epiphany and Shrove Tuesday, wild men bearing strange names move through Mittenwald, their faces hidden behind beautifully crafted masks

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Time for art and culture? Our tips...

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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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 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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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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