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Bavaria

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

Museums in Bavaria

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

Historic Sites in Bavaria

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

Nature in Bavaria

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

Hidden gems in Bavaria

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

Kid-friendly things to do in Bavaria

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New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus) ©
Government Building
New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus) Munich
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes
Munchener Tierpark Hellabrunn ©
Zoo
Munchener Tierpark Hellabrunn Munich
4.5
Duration: 4 hours
Therme Erding ©
Water Park
Therme Erding Erding
3.9
Duration: 8 hours
Tiergarten Nuernberg ©
Aquarium
Tiergarten Nuernberg Nuremberg
4.4
Duration: 4 hours
Nuremberg Tours in English ©
Day Trip
Nuremberg Tours in English Nuremberg
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
Weingut am Stein, Ludwig Knoll ©
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: 2h 30 min
Frauenkirche ©
Observation Deck
Frauenkirche Munich
4.1
Duration: 1 hour