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Features, Stories and Highlights from Bavaria

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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.

The Latest Stories From Our Reporters

Neues Schloss in Ingolstadt (Bayrisches Armeemuseum) und moderne Kunst

Surprise!

The city on the Danube is easily underestimated, but it is rich in stories and history, has a creative young scene and a lot of greenery.

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Blick von der Burg auf Burghausen

Pure Castle Magic

The longest castle in the world towers over colourful houses. It is full of stories and secrets. One floor below, the bavarian picture-perfect city.

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Landstraße bei Aichach

Perfect Detours

500 kilometres on back roads from Nördlingen to Garmisch-Partenkirchen. A decelerating road trip with sheep, star cuisine and Bayurvida

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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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Das Hideaway könnte nicht malerischer gelegen sein

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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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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Die Alte Mainbrücke ist bekannt für ihre 12 überlebensgroße Steinfiguren, bekannt als „Brückenheiligen“

Würzburg and Bamberg on the Seine

The bridge over the Main and the Residenz in Würzburg, the town hall and the cathedral square in Bamberg may not look like France. But you can pretend

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UNESCO-Weltkulturerbe: Das Markgräfliche Opernhaus in Bayreuth

Curtain up!

Beyond Richard Wagner, Bayreuth offers pompous baroque architecture, plenty of Franconian flair, good beer, African art and world-class piano makers

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Brunnen für ein Armbad im Innenhof des Hotels

Healing with Brrrrrr effect!

Kneipp therapy helps to achieve inner balance and calm. With mindfulness, exercise, a healthy diet and lots of cold water. We were in Bad Wörishofen

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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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