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Bavaria

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Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Castles
Bavaria is the country's largest, and one of Europe's oldest continuously existing states. It was established as a duchy in 907. Situated in the southeastern corner of the country, Bavaria is probably what most non-Germans have in mind when they imagine a vacation in Germany. Ironically, much of this region is culturally more like the neighboring Austria and Switzerland. There's much more to Bavaria than just the stereotypical leather trousers (lederhosen), sausages, and beer festivals. This region is one of the country's most popular destinations for tourism and is full of places to visit. It's rich in medieval cities, dense forests, towering mountains, sparkling lakes, picturesque castles, and thriving villages. Bavarians are regarded as the proudest of all Germans. They're loyal to their regional roots and traditions. To soak up the particular local culture of the rural areas, explore the countryside's picture-perfect villages on foot or by bicycle. Plan your vacation with our Germany tour itinerary site and discover the best things to do in Bavaria.
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Places to visit in Bavaria

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Popular things to do in Bavaria

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Science Museum
Deutsches Museum Munich
4.2
Duration: 4 hours
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Landmark
Marienplatz Munich
4.7
Duration: 1 hour
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Historic Site
Nymphenburg Palace Munich
4.5
Duration: 3 hours
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Specialty Museum
BMW Welt Munich
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Bavaria

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Specialty Museum
Munich Residenz Munich
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Art Museum
Alte Pinakothek Munich
4.5
Duration: 3 hours
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Specialty Museum
BMW Museum Munich
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Art Museum
Germanisches Nationalmuseum Nuremberg
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Bavaria

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Castle
Schloss Neuschwanstein Schwangau
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Religious Site
St. Peter's Church Munich
4.6
Duration: 1 hour
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Castle
Kaiserburg Nurnberg Nuremberg
4.3
Duration: 1 hour
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Historic Site
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site Dachau
4.7
Duration: 3 hours

Nature in Bavaria

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Water Body
English Garden Munich
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Mountain
Zugspitze Garmisch-Partenkirchen
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Water Body
Konigssee Schoenau am Koenigssee
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
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National Park
Nationalparkzentrum - Haus der Berge Berchtesgaden
4.9
Duration: 8 hours

Hidden gems in Bavaria

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Specialty Museum
Toy Museum Nuremberg
4.3
Duration: 1 hour
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Specialty Museum
Memorium Nuremberg Trials Nuremberg
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Church
St. Sebaldus Church Nuremberg
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes
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Church
St. Lorenz Church Nuremberg
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes

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Government Building
New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus) Munich
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes
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Zoo
Munchener Tierpark Hellabrunn Munich
4.5
Duration: 4 hours
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Water Park
Therme Erding Erding
3.9
Duration: 8 hours
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Aquarium
Tiergarten Nuernberg Nuremberg
4.4
Duration: 4 hours
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Day Trip
Nuremberg Tours in English Nuremberg
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
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Winery / Vineyard
Weingut am Stein, Ludwig Knoll Wurzburg
3.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Walking tour
Walking tours Munich
4.5
Duration: 3 hours
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Observation Deck
Frauenkirche Munich
4.1
Duration: 1 hour