Ancient rituals and historic events convey a palpable sense of this traditional state. Villages and whole regions spend time preparing their festivals with loving care and then celebrate them in style. They don costumes, learn music and plays, decorate their streets and houses – breathing new life into these events year after year.
Some celebrations have their origin in passed-down legends and ancient practices. Others can be traced back to historical events such as religious festivals or weddings. They shape the image of Bavaria in the world and have been a core element of the local attitude to life for generations.
In our stories you will find out why the traditional festivals are celebrated and how they have evolved. We will also show you where you can still enjoy unique live experiences in Bavaria today.