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Rolling valleys, romantic castles, biergartens and the capital city of Munich, all in the region of Bavaria.

With rolling valleys, timbered villages, romantic castles, cobblestone streets and brightly painted buildings, Bavaria looks like something out of a storybook. Bavarians are fiercely proud of their culture and identity, which they consider separate from the rest of Germany. The region never consented to becoming part of the Federal Republic of Germany when Ludwig II abolished the monarchy following World War I, so Bavaria’s official name is the Free State of Bavaria.

Bavaria is the largest region in Germany and our specialists have seen it all. Whether you want to explore the castle that inspired Disney’s distinguished castle logo, drink away an afternoon at a biergarten or visit a walled medieval city, they can guide you in the right direction and help you plan a trip around your interests.

You can explore the well-preserved medieval castle of Harburg and take in the German countryside as you ride the Romantic Road. You might head to the Bavarian capital of Munich, a former Nazi stronghold, and take a World War II walking tour. Observe the architecture of Nuremberg, a mix of buildings ranging from medieval and modern. Or, if you enjoy hiking, the Bavarian Alps provide plenty of paths for you to explore.

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Places to visit in Bavaria

Featuring heavily on our experiences of visiting Bavaria, these selected places are destinations that also prove consistently popular with our travellers. Our specialists can help you choose how to include them in your wider trip, based on your preferences.

Map of Bavaria

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    Places in and around Bavaria

    Accommodation choices for Bavaria

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Bavaria. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.