München: Hofgartentempel im Winter

Bavarian Christmas Markets, Gingerbread and Mulled Wine

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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Bläser auf dem Weihnachtsmarkt in Tegernsee

10 x Culture and events at Christmas time

A wide range of cultural activities and events await you, from a contemplative Nativity scene and organ music to festive live music

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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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Alpaca hike in the Bavarian Forest

Fluffy cuddles!

Big round eyes, fluffy fur, a gentle, curious nature. Alpacas are in demand as laid-back hiking companions. We had to try it out

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Elisenlebkuchen von Arnd Erbel

Gingerbread

In one of the oldest German bakeries, Arnd Erbel bakes according to tried and tested traditional recipes. Learn his recipe for Elisenlebkuchen here

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Ski Tourer on the Ochsenkopf

The Ochsenkopf formula

Around the Ochsenkopf in the Fichtelgebirge there are several hundred kilometres of trails for cross-country skiing, touring and snowshoeing

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Wunderschön: Eiskristalle an den Bäumen, auf der Winterwanderung in Reit im Winkl im Chiemgau

Flock ‘n‘ Roll

Our reporter took the premium winter hiking trail near Reit im Winkl from the “Hindeburghütte” to the "Hemmersuppenalm" under his boots.

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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 Towns?

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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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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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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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...

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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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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