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Inspirations and ideas for the perfect swimming holidays in Franconia, Eastern Bavaria, Upper Bavaria, and in Allgäu/Bavarian Swabia. The most beautiful spots and the best experiences on and around the Bavarian lakes and rivers. Stories and listicles about water sports. Our reporters explore whitewater rivers, ponds, and pools. They test kayak tours, SUP yoga, and the most beautiful campsites on the water. For lots of fun in the water during your Bavarian holiday...

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Loisach Marci

Partnachklamm Gorge with Loisach Marci

Easy and without hiking boots: a relaxed walk with the musician duo Loisach Marci in the Partnachklamm gorge near Garmisch and around Pflegersee Lake

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Die Beaobachtungsplattform Chieming lädt zum Birdwatching oder als Ausblickspunkt auf den Chiemsee ein

The Great Gabble

On Lake Chiemsee, birds live an excellent life. The observation stations offer great sightings, especially during the quiet winter time

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Skurril anmutende Plastik auf dem Skulpturenweg zwischen Seeon, Seebruck und Truchtlaching

The cows are waiting

Chiemsee bike tour with kids? Yes! With a stay on one of the family farms of the Blauer Gockel, beautiful vacations are guaranteed

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SUP Yoga: Der Anfang ist auch ohne Dampferwellen eine Wackelpartie

Off to new shores!

Holiday on the water in Bavaria. That also means SUP and SUP Yoga. We find out how it feels to meditate on Lake Ammersee. In person

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Weingenuss am Bodensee

Water, wine and warm ponds

Anyone who finds Lindau too full-on can retreat to its hinterland, full of secluded ponds and lakes...

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Pure nostalgia

As if the Alps weren’t already exciting enough! Upper Bavaria goes one better: dozens of lakes and rivers with many sports and leisure opportunities

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Tretbootfahren auf dem Grubsee bei Krün

15 x Splish Splash

Board, kayak or swimming trunks? Bavaria's lakes and rivers invite you to sport and fun. Before or after the summit. Here are 15 tips

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Power wave or purple heron?

Whether boarding on the water ski facility, paddling on the Ilz or hiking in the Bärnloch. Water lovers can get as wet as they like in Eastern Bavaria

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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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Tatjana Falk: Die Wildnispädagogin mag besonders die wilden Stellen der Isar mit den Kiesbänken in den Alpen

12 x Cool river adventures

Enjoy Bavaria’s rivers up close! On a raft, inflatable, canoe or kayak. 12 tips from all over Bavaria for sport and fun on Bavaria’s rivers

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Off to new shores!

The Franconian Lake District is man-made. Great side effect: real leisure pearls. Everything is already in flux along the Altmühl, Tauber, Main and Co

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Lindau: Auf ein Wein ins

More than an island

What makes their homeland such a special place for people? A stroll through the town on Lake Constance

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Renate ist Binnenschifferin am Donaudurchbruch

Ship’s captain Renate Schweiger

Thanks to ship’s captain Renate Schweiger, we get to experience the unique Danube Gorge near Weltenburg in all its glory

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