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Meet the locals

People make places. At Bavaria Tourism, we passionately believe in the power of personal and authentic stories to make a destination’s culture and spirit come alive. People’s personal stories are the best way to get up close and personal with the Bavarian way of life and make travel in our region more authentic.

Telling the stories of Bavarian people

How we travel changes more than ever. The demand for more meaningful experiences away from the crowds is rising. We want to inspire travelers to experience Bavarian culture and customs through the region’s people. Because walking in their footsteps and being inspired by their insider tips means meeting Bavaria for real. A Bavaria that is more than the usual sights but innovative and creative while building on treasured traditions. Telling the stories of locals enables creating the emotional connection that make real travel.

Meet our locals

Our locals stand for different topics, traditions and regions but most of all, they stand for many people in our region that are deeply rooted in this part of the world, representing the special Bavarian spirit. They are a symbol for a multitude of personal Bavarian encounters awaiting visitors.

Be it a hop farmer for a deep dive into Bavarian beer production, a creative jewellery maker who finds inspiration in his home region’s great outdoors, a young vintner with a passion for taking wine making to the next level or a craft beer aficionado and restaurateur who is committed to using regional produce – Bavaria is full of people who tell a distinct story through what they do and how they live. Therefore, the locals we are introducing to you here are just a small selection to inspire you. There’s a multitude of encounters to be had across the region!

Be inspired by our Bavarian insiders

Looking behind the scenes, moving off-the-beaten track, authenticity and actually experiencing what a destination is all about are key elements for inspiring travels. Meeting Bavarians across the region also enables new geographical discoveries and shows the whole range of stunning local sceneries to be explored. Unique experiences like the ones showcased here that embody our region’s spirit are ideal building blocks for engaging tour itineraries or, indeed, even a stand-alone reason for a trip to Bavaria.

Change how you discover Bavaria, with people who make a difference: Meet our insiders here and be inspired for your next itinerary.

Meet our locals

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Hüttenwirtin Silvia verzichtet seit dem Alter von zwölf auf Fleisch

Go veggie in the Bavarian Alps

Silvia Beyer runs the first Alpine mountain hut serving only vegetarian dishes

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Die Wildnispädagogin erklärt Tierspuren

Back to wilderness

Wilderness instructor Tatjana Falk knows about how to survive in nature.

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Die Große Kanzel bietet einen atemberaubenden Ausblick

Diving deep into Germany’s oldest National Park

Ranger Kristin guides visitors through the wild and original landscapes of the Bavarian Forest.

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"Einer meiner Lieblinge ist ‚Der Wilderer‘, ein Geist aus Vogelbeeren“

A master distiller in high spirits

Creating fine brandies, Franziska runs Germany’s only shop dedicated to the noble spirit

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Nachschub für die Auslagen des "Mamma Bavaria"

Accessorise the Bavarian way

Florian’s jewellery are pieces of Bavaria shaped in gold and silver

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Slowfood auf Allgairisch

Spotlight on well-crafted food and beer

In Uli’s restaurant, regionally sourced food and drink take center stage

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Die Trauben der bis zu 55 Jahre alten Reben werden von Hand geerntet

Young approach to traditional winemaking

In Franconia, Andi transforms his family’s estate in a 21st century vineyard

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