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Towns and villages, rivers and lakes, mountains and forests, kitchens and Kneipp pools, monasteries and youth hostels, wineries and breweries, snowy slopes and herb meadows, alpine farms and museums. Nothing in Bavaria is hidden from our reporters. They are on the road on foot, by bike, in a canoe or on skis to collect the most beautiful stories from and about Eastern Bavaria, Allgäu/Bavarian Swabia, Upper Bavaria and Franconia for you.

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The Summit Valley: Elmau Castle and The Kranzbach

The exceptional luxury resorts Schloss Elmau and Kranzbach are located in a secluded high valley south of Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

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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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Berchtesgadener Altstadt mit Hirschenhaus (links) und Marktbrunnen

Somewhere Between Watzmann and Jenner

Berchtesgaden offers visitors a great mix of mountain panorama and old town flair. Perfect for a day trip with aperitivo on the Schlossplatz

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Blick in die südlichen Berge und das Inntal vom Berg Hochries aus

Bayern at its best

The Chiemgau region attracts with mountains, lakes and meadows. Why you should explore the region between Lakes Chiemsee and Simssee and Rosenheim

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Goldsteig: Etappe von Eck zum Großen Arberschutzhaus

Eight 1,000-Metre Peaks in One Day

We conquered seven peaks in one day on our hike in the Bavarian Forest. "King Arber" was enthroned at the end of the tour. A report for the active

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Blick vom Hofgarten auf Schloss Ehrenburg in Coburg

Royal Touch

What do 31-centimetre-long bratwursts, Queen Victoria and Albert, and a huge castle complex have in common? You can't get around them in Coburg!

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Kilian Stückler bei der Wandertour auf das Imberger Horn

Summit Meeting

We did a mountain hike with Allgäu brewmaster Kilian Stückler to the Imberger Horn and finished off with craft beer and finest craft food in Sonthofen

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 Nebel hängt über dem Königssee

Watzmann Madness

We enjoyed three Mountain bike tours around the Watzmann in early autumn. Snow at the top, foliage at the bottom, Lake Königssee at the very bottom

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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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Rothenburg ob der Tauber: Plönlein

Romanticism ob der Tauber

The medieval Rothenburg attracts visitors with half-timbered houses, small museums and a lot of history and sights. Our tips

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Ranger Antonia explains the protected zones to snowshoe hikers:

Black Grouse Security

The mountains around Lake Schliersee are popular with winter sports enthusiasts. Rangers ensure the protection of rare species. We went on a ski tour

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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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Die Mädchen posieren vor dem Adler

Full steam ahead for children

Nuremberg has plenty to offer for teenagers, too. And it’s not just a handful of adults saying that, but our 17-year-old reporter, Jonas

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Max-Josefs-Platz und der Glockenturm der Stadtpfarrkirche St. Nikolaus in Rosenheim

A touch of the south

Romans, salt trade, Inn shipping, railroad - many influences have shaped Rosenheim. Today, the city scores with southern flair and ...

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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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Bavaria's oldest trees

The "court lime tree" on the castle hill in Castell is said to be up to 1,000 years old. The "Wolframslinde" in Ried is about 800 to 1,000 years old

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