http://www.bavaria.by - Map of Bavaria in southern Germany, info on the best places to visit.
approx. 150 km
How to get to Bavaria: Have a look at our website for information on the best rail, road and air routes to Bavaria:
Neustadt near Coburg Rdental Coburg
Allgu/Bavarian Swabia The Castle Roadapprox. 470 km
Franconia (Franken)A fascinating holiday region comprising 15 very distinctive areas. Nowhere else are there so many 140 in total charming cities and towns fashioned over centuries by European art and history. The large number of cycle routes spread throughout the region ensure that cycle fans can always find just the right sort of tour regardless of whether they want to go on an ordinary cycle tour, a mountain bike tour or a racing route. Franconias unspoilt landscape is criss-crossed with a well developed network of trails taking nature lovers and hikers alike to all the most beautiful corners. Franconia has a total of 9 national parks stretching from the Rhn and Spessart to the Altmhl and covering over 50% of the total area of the region. These parks contain a wealth of forests, rivers and lakes, mountains and meadows, sun drenched wine slopes and extensive hiking areas. Dine like lords! Enjoy a dry, light, refreshing Sylvaner from the wine growing areas along the river Main or a glass of golden beer.
The Porcelain Roadapprox. 550 km
The Route of Emperors and Kingsapprox. 130 kmRegensburg
Gr Gott in Bavaria!
Rdental Coburg Selb
Coburg Kulmbach Bamberg Bayreuth
The Toy RoadBayreuth Arzberg
Rothenburg o.d. Tauber Bamberg Ansbach Weiden i.d. Oberpfalz
Sun-drenched Allgu is a colourful paradise of pure relaxation with gently rolling Alpine foothills, crystal clear lakes, lush green meadows and mountain peaks. Recuperation for both body and soul. A land of phenomenal beauty. Little wonder that King Ludwig II chose the Allgu in which to realise his dream of a utopian world and build his fairytale castle Neuschwanstein. But the Allgu is not just for those wanting to rest and relax, it is also an absolute paradise for anyone looking for a more active type of holiday.
SaxonyThe Crystal Roadapprox. 250 kmWaldsassen
Neustadt a.d. Waldnaab
Its just lovely here in Bavaria! Lush mountain meadows, majestic Alpine peaks, splendid low mountain ranges with deep green forests and sunny slopes covered in vines are all a delight to the eye. No-one can really resist a quick dip in one of Bavarias crystal clear mountain pools or lakes. In winter the whole landscape is transformed into a glittering fairytale land with snowy fun and games to be had by both young and old. Recuperation and relaxation for both body and soul. You will love it here in Bavaria and really understand the meaning of the word well-being. After a hard days walking or cycling a glass of beer in the shade of horse chestnut trees tastes doubly good. Bavarian conviviality and
HesseBodenmais Regen Zwiesel Spiegelau
Whether you enjoy hiking, cycling, water sports or skiing, you will never be at a loss for something to do in the Allgu. Cultural highlights in the Allgu include the Benedictine abbey in Ottobeuren an unparalleled work of art and one of the most outstanding baroque buildings in the whole of Europe. The Roman remains in Kempten and Augsburg, the intact mediaeval town walls of Nrdlingen and a range of magnificent town halls in erstwhile imperial free cities bear witness to the Bavarian Swabias rich cultural past. Visitors to the area love the regions culinary delicacies particularly the cheese specialities which round off a perfect holiday.
After all, no other area anywhere in the world has a higher concentration of breweries than Franconia!
The German Danubeapprox. 400 kmIngolstadt Regensburg The Danube Gorge Weltenburg Passau Gnzburg
Franconia - the land of health centres and spas. Come to any one of the 14 therapeutic baths and spas and let the naturally occurring healing elixirs, the highly trained health staff and state-of-the-art spa concepts recharge your batteries. A change of scenery, trying out new things, meeting new people together with lots of fun and a healthy portion of peace and quiet are just the thing for that real feel-good feeling!
joie de vivre can be found everywhere in traditional beer gardens, at merry wine festivals or at any one of a vast range of cultural events scarcely paralleled for their quality and variety. The Bavarian capital together with the numerous mediaeval towns and fortresses, the magnificent castles and baroque churches spread throughout the state provide the perfect backdrop for both folklore and opera festivals alike. A complete harmony of ancient and modern. Where else can one find all of this? This is why Bavaria has become a recreation and holiday region of international popularity. We look forward to welcoming you to Bavaria!
Tourist Board of Allgu/Bavarian Swabia Fuggerstrasse 9 D-86150 Augsburg Germany Phone: ++49 (0) 8 21 / 45 04 01-0 Fax: ++49 (0) 8 21 / 45 04 01-20 firstname.lastname@example.org www.allgaeu-bayerisch-schwaben.de
Tourist Board of Franconia Wilhelminenstrasse 6 D-90461 Nrnberg Germany Phone: ++49 (0) 9 11 / 9 41 51-0 Fax: ++49 (0) 9 11 / 9 41 51-10 email@example.com www.frankentourismus.de
Baden-Wrttembergapprox. 350 kmWrzburg
Upper Bavaria(Oberbayern)The magnificent mountain scenery, gently rolling foothills, moraine hills, flats plains, rivers and some 200 lakes make this region so spectacular. Upper Bavaria 18 areas of unique diversification, towns full of art and culture with the state capital and cultural centre of Munich at the fore, and a wealth of world class things to see. Anyone interested in art and culture is spoilt for choice. Upper Bavaria has an excellent variety of museums and art exhibitions. A number of world class painters, including Marc and Kandinsky, lived and worked in Upper Bavaria. The Blauer Reiter school of painting was founded in the town of Murnau. Music lovers have a wide variety of concerts held in the regions castles, churches and monasteries to choose from. Picturesque landscape, plenty of good, clean air mixed with Bavarian hospitality. Anyone looking for a bit of rejuvenation and relaxation is in the right place. Come to Upper Bavaria for an unforgettable feel-good holiday. An abundance of sport and leisure activities await the more active of our visitors regardless of whether you enjoy a gentle hike, a refreshing swim, cycling or some of the more extreme sports. Theres always a cool beer waiting for you at the end of the day. When the snow comes, the scenery is transformed into a glittering world of crystal with a wide range of gentle slopes and challenging pistes to delight skiers and snowboarders alike. Combine these with a fierce snow-ball fight or a race down the mountain on a sled and you have fun for all the family.
Eastern Bavaria(Ostbayern)Natural beauty, limestone cliffs and drip-stone caves, halcyon river valleys, deciduous forests of all colours and hues, crystal clear lakes and stunning panoramas. Eastern Bavaria has the largest area of forestation in Central Europe Europes green roof comprising the Bavarian Forest (Germanys very first national park), the Upper Palatinate Forest, the Bavarian Jura and Southern Lower Bavaria. Lots of unspoilt countryside to walk, cycle or ride through. Discover the romantic wild east and experience lynx and bear first hand. The Danube and the towns along its banks form a cultural vein flowing right through Eastern Bavaria. State-of-the-art town life in perfect harmony with historical monuments dominated by some of the most imposing sacred buildings ever built: St. Peters Cathedral in Regensburg or the highest brick built tower in the world situated in Landshut, and spectacular baroque buildings in Passau and Waldsassen. Ancient customs and traditions and conviviality play an important role at the traditional festivities held throughout the region where delicacies containing produce from Eastern Bavarias woods, lakes and rivers are served. Come to one of the spas and thermal baths in Eastern Bavaria, where the emphasis is on health, fitness and beauty, and set the ball rolling for a healthier lifestyle.
Rothenburg o.d. Tauber Dinkelsbhl Nrdlingen
Augsburg Landsberg a. Lech
The Romantic Road
approx. 450 kmFssen
Berchtesgadener Land Lindau Garmisch-Partenkirchen
AUSTRIAThe Sisi-RoadAugsburg Unterwittelsbach Mnchen Fssen Salzburg Possenhofen/ Starnberger See
The German Alpine Road
approx. 280 km
In the heart of Europe
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Tourist Board of Upper Bavaria Postfach 60 03 20 D-81203 Mnchen Germany Phone: ++49 (0) 89 / 8 29 21 8-0 Fax: ++49 (0) 89 / 8 29 21 8-28 firstname.lastname@example.org www.oberbayern.de