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Bavaria has it all! Nature, culture, festivals, beautiful towns and a rich history.
The “Bierfranken” region has the highest density of breweries in Europe, more than 400.

The official toursim Website, and the Castles, Gartdens and lakes  website 



National parks



Foods and Drinks


  • Schweinsbraten
  • Schweinshaxe
  • Nürmberger Lebkuchen
  • Knieküchle
  • Nürnberger Bratwurst
  • Fränkische Bratwurst
  • Franken Wine and Beer. Do try the Rauchbeer in Nürenberg


  • Weisswurst (eaten before lunch, served with sweet mustard, a Breze and a beer)
  • Bierwurst
  • Mettwurst (raw pork mince)
  • Schweinebraten
  • Frikadelle
  • Semmelknödel, Breznknödel and Schinkenknödel
  • Rotkraut
  • Reiberdatschi (Potato pancakes)
  • Bayerische Creme (dessert)
  • Vaniliekipferl (Cookies)
  • Krapfen
  • Kaiserschmarrn (dough omelet with raisins, served with apple mouse)
  • Zwetchgenkuchen
  • Bavesen
  • Brezeln (they look different from the ones in BW, the arms are thick)
  • Beer


Things to do when it rains

Things to do with kids

Geheimtipps from our FB members

  • Hofbräuhaus in Munich
  • Viktualienmark
  • BMW Welt
  • Kloster Andechs and the Klosterbrauerei
  • Bratwurstküche restaurant in Nürnberg – (built in 1380)
  • Neuschwanstein Castle (April 2022) – For every musician that has ever listened to Wagner, this is a must-see. King Ludwig 2 had a personal relationship with Wagner and the artwork is out of this world, depicting most of Wagner’s Operas. From Augsburg, take a Bayern ticket for the day. Take the Regional train and 2 hours later in Füssen. At the station, you can book a tour of the castle. EUR 17,50 for adults and EUR 2,50 for children 0 till 17. From there, a bus ride of about 10 minutes gets you to the town where the castle is. You are not permitted inside the castle to wander through on your own. IMPORTANT: Your guided tour is booked in timeslots. If you are late you will NOT be allowed on that tour anymore. Personal experience!!!! The bus ticket is included in the Bayern ticket!! Take the horse cart (7,50 Euros per person) or walk up to the castle entrance. It is a very steep walk I must add, but if you have time, walk and take rests and some nice pictures and even a waterfall on the way. The way down costs only EUR 3,50 or stroll down. Easy day trip.
  • The Hundertwasser Turm und Kunsthaus in Abensberg
  • Walhalla  close to Regensburg –  a hall of fame that honours laudable and distinguished people in German history
  • Aviation history museum in Schleissheim
  • Museum Mensch und Natur in combination with Schloss Nymphenburg 

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