Maypole climbing, healing waters or frescoes: Bavaria stands for traditions that have been passed down through the centuries from one generation to the next and form an intrinsic part of the Myth of Bavaria. Young and old hold fast to their ancient practices and values. With traditional arts and culture as well as time-honoured healing methods, they influence the region and delight multitudes of visitors from near and far.
These customs are part of the Bavarian identity, and give rise to a wealth of unique stories and impressive myths: From local inn and tavern culture to folk dances and the famous “Aperschnalzern”, when villagers crack whips to drive out the evil spirits of winter, the origins of Bavaria’s traditions are as fascinating as the inhabitants of the Free State. They bring their customs to life and reinterpret them in a way that is both modern and traditional.