Bavaria is captivating thanks to the exciting contrast it makes between tradition and modernity – from opulent buildings to historical monuments through to contemporary art and hip festivals. On your culture trip, you will experience Bavaria in its best light: Stroll through the picturesque old town of Regensburg, for example, or visit Bamberg Cathedral. Due to their well-maintained historical urban landscapes, both towns are classed as UNESCO world heritage sites.
The 45 state castles, fortresses and residences in Bavaria combine superb architecture with history: Visit the splendid buildings of King Ludwig II and his fairytale castle at Neuschwanstein or visit the longest castle complex in the world in Burghausen. Bavaria is fascinating because of its traditions – and its contemporary way of life: Modern and popular festivals entice people from all countries to the free state. For example, the international jazz week in Burghausen or the Richard Wagner Festival in Bayreuth offer pure culture.
The twelve state museums of cultural and art history of Bavaria are also an attraction. They are some of the most important museums in the world– for example, the Neue and Alte Pinakothek (New and Old Picture Gallery), the Museum Brandhorst as well as the Germanische Nationalmuseum Nürnberg (Germanic National Museum of Nuremberg).