Bavaria

Germany
Bamberg which includes a river or creek, a bridge and a small town or village

Germany’s southeastern state is true to its iconic postcard idylls of alpine meadows, verdant woodlands and traditional pubs serving froth-topped steins.

Popular cities in Bavaria

Munich
Munich
From the cosy beer halls and magnificent palaces to the tranquil parks and fascinating museums, the capital of Bavaria is a modern city that preserves traditional charm. Munich is one of the most liveable cities in the world, with a strong economy that attracts large businesses and millions of tourists to visit the city each year for its beautiful architecture, ancient traditions and the nearby Bavarian Alps.

Reasons to visit

  • Marienplatz
  • Hofbrauhaus
  • Viktualienmarkt
Nuremberg featuring heritage elements, a river or creek and a bridge
Nuremberg
Stroll through a city with a grand and turbulent history, where an imperial fortress overlooks visionary museums and the deep scars of World War II.

Reasons to visit

  • Nuremberg Christmas Market
  • Nuremberg Castle
  • Main Market Square
Garmisch-Partenkirchen which includes road cycling, mountains and a small town or village
Garmisch-Partenkirchen
In this resort village, experience the best of the Bavarian Alps, from world-class skiing on shimmering glaciers to scenic hiking routes, heritage trails and dense woods.

Reasons to visit

  • Garmisch-Partenkirchen Ski Resort
  • Alpspitz
Rothenburg ob der Tauber which includes heritage architecture and street scenes as well as a large group of people
Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Medieval architecture, curious museums, music festivals and a year-round celebration of Christmas make this one of Bavaria’s must-see destinations.

Reasons to visit

  • Market Square