Famous Bavarians

King Ludwig II (Painting by Gabriel Schachinger)

King Ludwig II - The Fairytale King »

The Bavarian King Ludwig II is one of Bavaria’s most glamorous celebrities. It was his love of grandiose architecture that helped to put Bavaria well and truly on the map.

Elizabeth "Sisi" - Queen of Hungary

Elisabeth von Bayern (known as Sisi or Sissi) »

Elisabeth, Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary (Sisi) was born on 24.12.1837 in Munich as the fourth child of Princess Ludovika von Bayern, Duchess of Bavaria and Duke Maximilian of Bavaria.

Composer Richard Strauss (about 1900)

Richard Strauss - The composer »

Richard Strauss is considered one of the leading composers of the 19th and 20th centuries and belongs therefore to the famous Bavarians and Germans. Born in Munich in 1864 Strauss died in Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 1949.

“Water doctor” Sebastian Kneipp

Sebastian Kneipp - The water doctor »

A healthy body houses a healthy soul and vice versa. Not only was Sebastian Kneipp preaching exactly this philosophy some 150 years ago it was also the premise on which he built his five-pillared health concept that endorses a holistic view of man.


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Elisabeth, Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary