Bavaria offers impressive scenery, from ancient castles and medieval towns to expansive lakes and snow-covered peaks. Germany’s largest state is steeped in history and culture. Many travellers embark on the Romantic Road scenic route, which starts from Würzburg and ends in the foothills of the Bavarian Alps, near Germany’s southern border. Along the way, you’ll pass a few pastoral villages and landmarks such as Neuschwanstein Castle, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, and Dinkelsbühl.

    Munich is one of the busiest cities in Bavaria – its annual Oktoberfest beer festival draws thousands of beer lovers every year. Come during wintertime to experience Germany’s famous Christmas markets – expect loads of stalls selling beautiful ornaments, local fare like mulled wine and bratwurst, and an overall cheerful atmosphere.

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    Where to shop & what to buy in Bavaria

    • 10 Best Places to Go Shopping in Munich

      The best places to go shopping in Munich include the city’s elegant shopping malls, pedestrianised boulevards, and flea markets on the outskirts of town. Many of the retail hot spots in this list can be found in the city centre and offer a good mix of bargain items as well as international and locally made luxury products. With most of...

    Where to go & what to do at night in Bavaria

    • 10 Best Things to Do After Dinner in Munich

      This guide to things to do after dinner in Munich highlights the city’s vibrant nightlife scene. The capital of Bavaria offers a unique atmosphere that’s unlike the northern metropolises of Berlin and Hamburg. Renowned for its beer-drinking culture and relaxed vibe, the city is an incredible place to experience after dark. In Munich, you can attend a world-class...

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    • Munich Travel Essentials

      Our Munich Travel Essentials lays out the essential information you need to help planning your trip to one of the most popular destinations in Germany. No matter how frequently you travel, some questions will always need answers: What’s the weather like? How can I get from the airport to my hotel? What currency and type of plug do I need...

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