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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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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 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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With the vintage convertible on the Rossfeld panorama road

More than curves!

The German Alpine Road is especially fun in a convertible. We cruised from Lake Königssee to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in a 1970s VW Beetle

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Nördlingen: Blick vom Turm Daniel

Middle Ages, Miocene & Manga

City walls, alleys and town houses bring the Middle Ages back to life. But the history of the region goes back 15 million years more

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Kurparl Bad Kissingen im Sommer

A spa like no other

Bad Kissingen, a spa par excellence, has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2021. Read these tips!

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The Band Loisach Marci in the Partnach gorge

A Famous Duo

Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers nature experiences, cultural enjoyment and the Bavarian way of life. We reveal the most beautiful highlights

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Anni Friesinger: Die Natur am Frillensee lässt Anni Demut und Dankbarkeit spüren

... Anni Friesinger

We met the three-time Olympic champion in speed skating for a decelerated winter hike around the icy Frillensee Lake.

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Buddha Modell mit den menschlichen Energiepunkten

Ni hao, Bad Kötzting!

The Kneipp spa in the Bavarian Forest is a West-Eastern fountain of health. One cures there both after Kneipp and with TCM and Qi Gong.

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Kloster Oberzell: Der Orgelprospekt wurde um 1714 von Johann Hoffmann gebaut

"When the mouth is silent, the heart speaks"

Do you just want to unwind, reflect on your own desires, dreams and breaks in life. The Oberzell Monastery near Würzburg is a great place for that

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Kloster Benediktbeuern: Auf das Jahr 725 geht die Gründung des Klosters Benediktbeuern zurück

Power centre with a mountain view

Behind the old walls of Benediktbeuern Monastery, spiritual life and creativity come together. A good place to find inner peace.

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A tour of the senses

How does Franziska Sgoff, who has been blind since birth, experience her visit to Munich? How does she perceive the sights without seeing anything?

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Pilgrimage with pedals

Hiking on the Camino de Santiago is popular. Why not go on a spiritual journey by bike? We tried it out in Franconia, on some of 450 km of cycle paths

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Äbtissin Laetitia Fech unterwegs in der Abtei Waldsassen

A journey to yourself

Another tip for monastery vacations in Eastern Bavaria. Waldsassen Abbey offers a rich spiritual program from pilgrimage to real "Ora et labora".

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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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