"Loisach Marci": Die Musiker Marcel Engler und Jens-Peter Abele

Between lederhosen, alphorn deep house, and forest bathing

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"Waidwerk" Chef Valentin Rottner

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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Auszeiten sind auch für Sonnenberg sehr wichtig

Abbot Beda Maria Sonnenberg

As Abbot of Plankstetten Monastery, Beda Maria Sonnenberg is also a librarian, archivist, novice master and teacher of religion. We visited him

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Eine ordentliche Ladung Kuhdreck reicht für mindestens zehn Bilder

Art with cow poop by Werner Härtl

The illustrator and artist Werner Härtl paints rural scenes with fresh cow poop as paint and gold leaf for refinement. We looked over his shoulder

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Schon als Kinder halfen die Kathi und Michael im Betrieb

Fisherwoman Kathi Mayer

Katharina Mayer takes up a 300-year-old family tradition: as a fisherwoman on the Danube, she catches pike, catfish and pikeperch

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Das Geschwister-Trio Portenlänger

Gastro trio Xaver's

Jakob, Theresa and Xaver Portenlänger run “Xaver‘s” restaurant in Munich. A restaurant that feels like a living room, as hearty as it is stylish

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Bergbauern und Hirten schützen alpine Kulturlandschaften

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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Regelmäßiges Barfußgehen fördere das Wohlbefinden, sagt Pfarrer Kneipp

Barefoot walking tours with Martl Jung

Martl Jung has crossed the Alps – barefoot! Now he offers barefoot walking tours. We tried it out on your behalf

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Gib dir und dem Wasser einen Tritt!

Kneipp Ambassador Cordula von der Ropp

Cordula von der Ropp is the head physician at the Sebastianeum in Bad Wörishofen, the former place of work of pastor Sebastian Kneipp.

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As ranger, barefoot guide, skiing instructor or forest bathing coach, our "Bavaria Insiders" make landscapes and nature tangible. They design and wear fashionable traditional costumes, climb maypoles. And they accompany you through their homeland

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Das Klausentreiben ist etwa 1.000 Jahre alt

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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Auch das Kind des Erfinders schätzt die tragbare Rückenlehne

A welcome support by Andreas Hemmeter

The portable backrest for beer benches designed by Andreas Hemmeter enhances the delights of sitting in a Biergarten or beer tent

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Die Äbtissin zeigt Schülern den Naturerlebnisgarten

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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Auszeiten sind auch für Sonnenberg sehr wichtig

Abbot Beda Maria Sonnenberg

As Abbot of Plankstetten Monastery, Beda Maria Sonnenberg is also a librarian, archivist, novice master and teacher of religion. We visited him

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"Loisach Marci": Die Musiker Marcel Engler und Jens-Peter Abele

Alphorn meets electrobeats

Marcel Engler and Jens-Peter Abele combine Alphorn, dulcimer and brass instruments with electrobeats and Bavarian dialect

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Geschäftsführer der 1892 gegründeten Genossenschafts-Sennerei Gunzesried

Alpine dairyman Peter Haslach

The dairy industry is as much part of the Allgäu as the sound of cow bells. Cheese has been produced with passion in Bavaria’s oldest dairy

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Karwendelgebirge vor Karwendelgebirge

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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