Cultural Highlights in Bavaria

Bamberg old town

Cities, UNESCO and culture in Bavaria »

The best of Bavarian culture, cities and history: Regensburg, Bamberg, ... Details

Ettal Abbey

Ammergau Alps - Linderhof Palace and Ettal Abbey »

Where Ludwig II – Bavaria’s famed “Fairytale King” – once walked, time seems to have stood still. Majestic buildings like Linderhof Palace and Ettal Abbey invite visitors to journey through time.

Lake Alpsee near Fussen surrounded by the palaces of Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau

Füssen in the Allgäu region– surrounded by world-famous fairytale castles »

In and around the town of Füssen, castles rise majestically against a unique mountain backdrop. King Ludwig’s Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau castles are both just 4 kilometers away from Füssen.

Explorer Hotels: The Bavarian royal castles, Eagle’s Nest and The Sound of Music! »

The budget design hotels wow visitors with a relaxed atmosphere and modern design. One night’s stay with breakfast, incl. sport spa, sauna, steam room and fitness room plus Wi-Fi from €39.80 per person

Winter-hiking family at Lake Hopfensee near Fuessen

Fuessen – A Winter’s Tale »

Fuessen is the southernmost point of the Romantic Road, one of Germany’s most popular tourist routes. The town is the perfect place from which families can visit Neuschwanstein Castle, just a few miles away from Fuessen.

Herrenchiemsee castle

Chiemsee Lake – Island Tour, Highlights in the Chiemgau Area »

Chiemsee Schifffahrt travels to and from the Herreninsel and Fraueninsel islands year-round, taking passengers to the many attractions the islands have to offer, and most especially the famed royal castle of Ludwig II.

The Bavarian State Opera is „Opera House of the Year“ »

In the course the annual survey of the Opernwelt magazine the Bavarian State Opera was elected „Opera House of the Year“ 2014.

Paintings by Franz Marc

The Blue Rider – World-famous expressionists in Bavaria »

Nowhere else in Germany can boast such a dense art history and natural landscape as that which lies between Munich and the Alps, where numerous museums offer an equally dense and quality overview of German expressionism.

Leonhard procession in Benediktbeuren

Bavarian cavalcades - Processions on horseback in Bavaria »

Processions on horseback are traditional in many of Bavaria's more rural regions: Georgiritt Traunstein, Kötztinger Pfingstritt, Leonhardiritt and Stephaniumritt Altoetting.


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Hall of the royal castles © Marcus Ebener