Royal castles, Alte Pinakothek, Nazi Documentation Centre, Wieskirche: these and six other must-see cultural sites in Upper Bavaria
10 Cultural Highlights in Upper Bavaria
Royal Castles and Palaces
Visitors are spoilt for choice, but every royal castle and palace is well worth a visit: Herrenchiemsee New Palace, Linderhof Palace, King's House on Schachen, the palaces of Nymphenburg and Schleißheim.
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
A place of remembrance and memorial on the former grounds of the Dachau Concentration Camp.
A fascinating place featuring the longest castle in the world and a picturesque Old Town.
A sensationally decorated pilgrimage chapel near Steingaden in the district of Weilheim-Schongau, a highlight of the South German Rococo style and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Celtic-Roman Museum in Manching
This is home to the largest known hoard of Celtic gold coins and the best preserved Roman boats north of the Alps.
museum-manching.de (only in German)
Alte Pinakothek in Munich
Paintings by artists from the Middle Ages to the middle of the 18th century are on display in one of the world’s most important art galleries.
Glentleiten Open-Air Museum
Over 60 original preserved agricultural buildings bring the everyday rural life of people in Upper Bavaria to life in the Glentleiten Open-Air Museum.
This was a bishop’s seat from the 8th century until 1821. The Cathedral Hill features the Baroque-style St. Mary’s Cathedral and the Diocesan Museum, one of the largest ecclesiastical museums in the world. It also has a historic Old Town.
Munich Documentation Centre for the History of National Socialism
This place of learning reminds visitors of the crimes of the Nazi dictatorship and looks in depth at its causes, manifestations and consequences through to the present day. It is located on the grounds of the former Nazi Party headquarters.