Wieskirche bei Steingaden
Bavaria Listicle Cultural Highlights in Upper Bavaria

Royal castles, Alte Pinakothek, Nazi Documentation Centre, Wieskirche: these and six other must-see cultural sites in Upper Bavaria

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Vorbild für Schloss Linderhof waren französische Lustschlösser

Royal Castles and Palaces

Visitors are spoilt for choice, but every royal castle and palace is well worth a visit:  Herrenchiemsee New Palace, Linderhof Palace, King's House on Schachen, the palaces of Nymphenburg and Schleißheim.
schloesser.bayern.de

Die KZ Gedenkstätte in Dachau

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site

A place of remembrance and memorial on the former grounds of the Dachau Concentration Camp.
kz-gedenkstaette-dachau.de

Burghausen an der Salzach

Burghausen

A fascinating place featuring the longest castle in the world and a picturesque Old Town.
visit-burghausen.com

Franz-Marc-Museum in Kochel am See

Marc, Münter, Kandinsky

Sometimes a shimmering emerald green, sometimes a deep blue - the lakes and the light between Murnau and Kochel am See inspired the painters of the Blue Rider group. They can be seen in the Münter Haus and the Franz Marc Museum.
franz-marc-museum.de | muenter-stiftung.de

Daniel Schreiber: "Ich glühe für den bayerischen Barock. Besuchen Sie die Wieskirche in Steingaden!"

Wieskirche

A sensationally decorated pilgrimage chapel near Steingaden in the district of Weilheim-Schongau, a highlight of the South German Rococo style and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
wieskirche.de

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Celtic-Roman Museum in Manching

This is home to the largest known hoard of Celtic gold coins and the best preserved Roman boats north of the Alps.
museum-manching.de (only in German)

Alte Pinakothek in München

Alte Pinakothek in Munich

Paintings by artists from the Middle Ages to the middle of the 18th century are on display in one of the world’s most important art galleries.
pinakothek.de

Freilichtmuseum Glentleiten nahe dem Kochelsee

Glentleiten Open-Air Museum

Over 60 original preserved agricultural buildings bring the everyday rural life of people in Upper Bavaria to life in the Glentleiten Open-Air Museum.
glentleiten.de

Der Domberg in Freising

Freising

This was a bishop’s seat from the 8th century until 1821. The Cathedral Hill features the Baroque-style St. Mary’s Cathedral and the Diocesan Museum, one of the largest ecclesiastical museums in the world. It also has a historic Old Town.
tourismus.freising.de

NS-Dokumentationszentrum in München

Munich Documentation Centre for the History of National Socialism

This place of learning reminds visitors of the crimes of the Nazi dictatorship and looks in depth at its causes, manifestations and consequences through to the present day. It is located on the grounds of the former Nazi Party headquarters.
ns-dokuzentrum-muenchen.de

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