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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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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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Ammersee

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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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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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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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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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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Sonnenuntergang auf dem Burgsteinfelsen, einem markanten Geotop

10 x Experiences in the Altmühltal

The Altmühltal has surprises in store: Vulture swoop, modern art, the world's smallest dinosaur and heavenly four-poster beds!

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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

Read more

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

Read more
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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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