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Bayerische Lebenslust auf dem Kocherlball unterm Englischen Turm

Different by tradition

Mountains, forests and lakes. Castles and onion domes under a white-blue sky. Chamois beard and traditional costumes. Oktoberfest and folk music. Silvaner wine and wheat beer. Schäufele and Weißwurst sausages. Bavaria is more. Bavaria is an attitude to life. Relaxed and cosmopolitan. Rooted in its homeland and innovatively free-spirited. We Bavarians love our traditions and therefore like to turn them upside down from time to time.

Upper Bavaria, Franconia, Eastern Bavaria, and Allgäu/Bavarian Swabia are blessed with natural beauty and rich cultural landscapes. Our travel magazine provides ideas and tips for your holiday of enjoyment between the Bavarian Forest, the Fichtel mountains and the Alps. Be it the Main, Isar or Danube, Lake Chiemsee or Lake Constance. Be it castles or cool urban flair. Be it Munich or Memmingen, Bamberg or Amberg. Let yourself be inspired!

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Wasserfälle der Wimbachklamm bei Ramsau

Gorges, ravines and ...

... caves offer exciting experiences and insights into stalactites, steep rocks, waterfalls . 12 exciting "geotopes" at a glance

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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: "Mostly the reactions are positive".

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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Markus packt gerne selbst mit an

Brewmaster Markus Hoppe

The handcrafted beers from brewer Markus Hoppe from Waakirchen taste as unusual as their names are chosen: "Wuide Hehna", "Wuidsau" or "Wuida Hund".

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Posing mit 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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Patrizierhäuser und der Turm von St. Nikolaus prägen den Max-Josefs-Platz

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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Fußgängerzone und Flaniermeile in der Altstadt

10 Bayreuth tips

Which buildings, museums, monuments and other sights are worth a visit? We reveal to you here all the great things to see and experience in Bayreuth

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Cities and villages. Rivers and lakes. Mountains and forests. Kitchens of great chefs and hidden Kneipp pools. Abbeys and youth hostels. Workshops and stores. Wineries and breweries. Snowy slopes and meadows filled with herbs. Hill farms and museums. Nothing in Bavaria is safe from our reporters, who are out and about on foot, by bike, in a canoe, on skis or in a vintage car, collecting the best stories and travel inspirations from and about Franconia, Allgäu/Bavarian Swabia, Upper Bavaria and Eastern Bavaria for you. View all topics

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

Read more
Ranger Antonia explains the protected zones to snowshoe hikers: "Mostly the reactions are positive".

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

Read more
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

Read more
Posing mit 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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Patrizierhäuser und der Turm von St. Nikolaus prägen den Max-Josefs-Platz

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

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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Alte Mainbrücke: Bekannt für ihre 12 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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Das kalte Armbad fördert die Durchblutung des Herzmuskels und der Lunge

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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Der Spiegelkarpfen wird auf seine Gesundheit hin geprüft

Round and healthy

From September to April, gourmets make a pilgrimage to the Franconian Aischgrund region to enjoy the carp bred there. We tasted them

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OZULTS BUDDLASBAA

Bavarian for beginners

This wonderful term can be heard in Franconia. It means as much as "gnawed-off chicken leg". The chicken itself is called Giegerla.

Experience Bavaria anew with our insiders!

Our Bavaria insiders deal creatively, innovatively and against the grain with crafts, culture, tradition, and enjoyment in a Bavarian way. They produce pottery, distil spirits, make wine, brew beer, devote themselves to street art and Lüftl painting, protect nature and the alpine pastures, look after the health of our guests, blacksmith cowbells, design fashionable traditional costumes or tattoo Lederhosen. Get to know them and their life in Bavaria here in their profiles

Für Roland ist der naturschonende Obstanbau eine Herzensangelegenheit

Fruit farmer Roland Schmitt

The view from the Walberla is most beautiful at the time of the cherry blossom. Fruit grower Roland Schmitt preserves species-rich orchards here

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Doppelt beschäftigt: Als Kuhschellenschmied und Yogalehrer

Yogi and blacksmith Kilian Trenkle

A smith with inner strength: Kilian Trenkle is the fifth generation of his family to forge cow bells, and also a committed Yogi

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Wöchentlich wechselndes Fassbier im Bieramt

More beer than authority: The "Bieramt" in Nuremberg

Boris Braun brings a quaffable element of Franconian identity to life in the “Bieramt” in Nuremberg

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Kristin Biebl: Rangerin im Nationalpark Bayerischer Wald

The Ranger of the Bavarian Forest National Park

Ranger Kristin Biebl guides her guests through the Bavarian Forest National Park and brings man and nature closer together again

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Robert Haller und Horst Kolesch prüfen die Reben

Winemakers Robert Haller and Horst Kolesch

The wines of the “Juliusspital” and the “Bürgerspital” are cellared in traditional fashion and known around the world for their quality

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Florian am Simssee: Einmal rundherum sind es 20 Kilometer

Sparkling designs by Florian Blickenberger

Designer Florian Blickenberger continues an old tradition. The inspiration for his work as a jewellery designer comes from his homeland

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Markus packt gerne selbst mit an

Brewmaster Markus Hoppe

The handcrafted beers from brewer Markus Hoppe from Waakirchen taste as unusual as their names are chosen: "Wuide Hehna", "Wuidsau" or "Wuida Hund".

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 Das hochwertige Hirschleder wird in einer kleinen Gerberei bearbeitet

Leather pants tattooist Michael Thalhammer

Michael Thalhammer uses tattoos to bring a whole new glamour to this Bavarian clothing classic. The Lederhosen rebel calls it “Bavarian Surfstyle”

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Geschäftsführer der 1892 gegründeten Genossenschafts-Sennerei Gunzesried

Alpine dairyman Peter Haslach

The dairy industry is as much part of the Allgäu as the sound of cow bells. Cheese has been produced with passion in Bavaria’s oldest dairy

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Stressbewältigung? „Kein Handy, kein Laptop, keine Uhr“

The relaxation trainer

Marie-Luise Freimuth enables visitors to her historic quadrangle farmyard to experience everyday farming life as it was 100 years ago

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The latest lists: "what to do and see in Bavaria"

Things to Do in Bavaria: Hundreds of inspirational tips, ideas and rankings from all over Bavaria. Cultural monuments, monastery breweries, castles and palaces, hiking and cycling trails, river adventures, swimming in the wild, must-sees in over ten cities, fun for kids, Kneipp holidays and truly crazy museums. Our "Let's go" listicles provide all this at a glance.

Wasserfälle der Wimbachklamm bei Ramsau

Gorges, ravines and ...

... caves offer exciting experiences and insights into stalactites, steep rocks, waterfalls . 12 exciting "geotopes" at a glance

Read more
Fußgängerzone und Flaniermeile in der Altstadt

10 Bayreuth tips

Which buildings, museums, monuments and other sights are worth a visit? We reveal to you here all the great things to see and experience in Bayreuth

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Blick auf die Nördlinger Altstadt vom Turm Daniel

8 Nördlingen tips

Daniel, city wall, Ries Crater Museum and five other sights and experiences you shouldn't miss when visiting Nördlingen

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Viele Weiher und Teiche liegen rund um das Dorf Oberlindach

10 x Aischgrund experiences

Which sights in the Franconian Aischgrund are worth a visit? Where can you learn more about the mirror carp? And who has it on offer?

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Die Pfarrkirche St. Andreas (links) und die Stiftskirche St. Peter und Johannes der Täufer (rechts)

10 Berchtesgaden tips

What else should you see, experience and taste in Berchtesgaden and the surrounding area aside from Königssee, Jenner and Obersalzberg?

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10 x Cycling Pilgrimage in Franconia

Which churches, sights and natural sites are worth a stop? We reveal what you can look at on the Upper Franconia Cycle Pilgrimage Route

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Glühwein-Genuss auf dem Nürnberger Christkindlesmarkt

Fancy some boozy maidens?

Today, the days before the holidays also invite you to enjoy certain delicacies. 12 delicacies from Kletzenbrot to Christmas beer

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Zum Kneippangebot in Wörishofen gehören auch Kräuterwanderungen

11 x Kneipp spas and health resorts

A relaxed feel-good journey from the Allgäu to Lake Chiemsee. Eleven Bavarian spas and health resorts offering Kneipp therapies

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Bavaria in 100 seconds

A 100-second declaration of love to the beauty and uniqueness of Bavaria as a travel destination in the usual traditionally different way: Bavarian Comedian Harry G, who is known for his Bavarian grant, embarks on a criss-cross journey through Bavaria.

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