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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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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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"Die Natur am Frillensee lässt mich 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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Der Betrieb lebt davon, dass alle mit anpacken

Winemaker Katharina Geißendörfer

Winemaker Katharina Geißendörfer gives new life to her family’s Franconian winery. We accompanied her to the vineyard

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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 Orgel-Front 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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Klosters Benediktbeuern geht auf das Jahr 725 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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Die passende Technik zur Hautalerei hat Daniel erst entwickeln müssen

Skin painter Daniel Bensmann

Art as a matter of skin! A visit at Bad Hindelang's tattoo artist, hunter and artist. His speciality? Paintings on animal skins

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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

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

Read more
"Die Natur am Frillensee lässt mich 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.

Read more
Die Orgel-Front 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

Read more
Klosters Benediktbeuern geht auf das Jahr 725 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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Der markante Kreuzgang des Klosters

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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Ausblick von der Beobachtungsplattform Chieming

The Great Gabble

On Lake Chiemsee, birds live an excellent life. The observation stations offer great sightings, especially during the quiet winter time

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Neuer Achtsamkeitstrend: Medidatives Solo Full Moon Snow Shoeing

Bright enthusiasm

Full moon snow shoe tour? It sounded so exciting that our reporters immediately set off for the Nagelfluhkette Nature Park in the Allgäu Alps.

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Käthe Wohlfahrt Weihnachtsdorf

Peaceful? Silent? Or merry?

Here the whole year revolves around one thing: Christmas. Germany’s only Christmas museum shows how Christmas decorations evolved over the years

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Bizarre, coole Kulisse auf der letzten Höhenetappe

Cool Moonwalk

Between the Großer Arber and the Brotjacklriegel the Bavarian Forest shows itself as a perfect area for snowshoe hikers.

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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 Bavarian 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. You can find all profiles here

Ursula leitet die 1929 gegründete Familienmetzgerei

Master butcher Ursula Sedlmayr

Master butcher Ursula Sedlmayr has proved all her doubters wrong. She was determined to take over the family butcher’s business in Garmisch-Partenkir

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Arnd Erbel: "Ich backe, also bin ich!"

Traditional baking by Arnd Erbel

In one of Germany’s oldest bakeries, Arnd Erbel produces bread, pretzels and Lebkuchen in the traditional way. With no additives or baker’s yeast

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So ein Gin will gut verkostet sein

The crew from "Snow White Gin"

Four young distillers from Lohr am Main use ingredients exclusively sourced from native woods for their award-winning “Snow White Gin”

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Schauspieler Heinz Schulan als Jakob Fugger, der Reiche

The Fuggerei in Augsburg

At around 500 years old, the Fuggerei in Augsburg is the oldest social settlement in the world still in existence

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Gerti Epple in ihrem Garten

Herbal power of Allgäu

Medicinal herbs have been around in the Allgäu for a long time. With a lot of love and commitment, Gerti Epple ensures that this tradition stays alive

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Strandbad Lindenhof: Sommerlicher Tagesausklang

Winemaker Teresa Deufel

The charming winery of Teresa Deufel is located directly on Lake Constance - a meeting place for locals and visitors

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Die Moderatoren Daniela und Bernhard

Daniela Dotzauer and Bernhard Reichherzer

Every July, the three-day Blasius Festival in Fremdingen brings people of all ages together to dance.

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Thomas verfremdet die Themen durch leichte Abstraktion

Artist Thomas Neumann

Thomas Neumann’s pictures can be seen where Munich is at its most Bavarian: in the Wiesn festival tent and in the “Wirtshaus am Nockherberg”

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Die Edelbrandsommelière wurde 2018 „Female Distiller of the Year“

Brandy sommelière Franziska Bischof

Franziska Bischof is a fine brandy sommelière and Female Distiller of the Year 2018. She runs Germany’s only distillery shop

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Der Betrieb lebt davon, dass alle mit anpacken

Winemaker Katharina Geißendörfer

Winemaker Katharina Geißendörfer gives new life to her family’s Franconian winery. We accompanied her to the vineyard

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That's awesome! The latest listicles

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.

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

Read more
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?

Read more
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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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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9 Coburg tips

Which highlights are really cool and worth a visit ... or perhaps trying out? We’ll tell you what’s well worth your time to see and experience

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Neues Rathaus: Das Glockenspiel ist ein Zuschauermagnet

23 Munich tips

Art, chilling by the Isar river, museums, markets and neighbourhoods. 23 things to experience and enjoy when visiting Munich. Enough for a week!

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Die berühmte Steinerne Brücke von 1146

11 Regensburg tips

Cathedral, Stone Bridge, House of Art, Wurstkuchl and seven other experiences that should not be missed when visiting Regensburg

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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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