Bavaria’s four holiday regions and their special features
Allgäu/Bavarian Swabia is noted for its imposing peaks, idyllic lakes, picturesque old towns and the magnificent buildings of Ludwig II. Indulge in culinary delights such as Allgäu’s Kässpatzn (cheese spaetzle) in the first vegetarian mountain hut in the Alps for a first-hand experience of Bavarian charm.
Franconia is famous around the world for its beer and wine culture – not to mention the Nuremberg Rostbratwurst (speciality sausage). This region of Bavaria delights visitors with its extensive vineyards, medieval towns and villages and mythical palaces, castles and caves.
Upper Bavaria is home to Germany’s highest mountains: the Watzmann near Berchtesgaden and the Zugspitze near Garmisch-Partenkirchen. This holiday region is very popular all the year round with summer and winter sports enthusiasts. Traditional festivals such as the Almabtrieb (cattle drive) for the cows of Lake Königsee and other local events such as the Brass Wiesn prove an irresistible draw for many visitors.
The region of Eastern Bavaria contains the largest forested area in Europe – the Bayerischer Wald (Bavarian Forest), as well as special cultural landscapes like the Danube Gorge at Weltenburg. You can also visit the Walhalla monument, outside the gates of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Regensburg, which takes you on a tour of German history.