Bavaria is a state
in the southeast of Germany. It the largest, richest and for my
opinion also the most beautiful of all Federal countries in Germany
- a travel destinaion as one could wish for. The Bavarians love
sociability and are good hosts.
Numerous tourist attractions as well as charming vacation spots
and resorts offer entertainment, relaxation and a multitude of leisure
activities, such as mountaineering, hiking, skiing, sailing, swimming
etc. and make the country a favourite destination for holidaymakers
from around the world in every season.
The countryside presents picturesque landscapes with fruitful
plains and gentle highlands up to high mountains. Within the Bavarian
Alps there is the highest peak of Germany,
the Zugspitze - one of the greatest attractions. River cruises
on the Danube and the
Main as well as vast forests
and numerous scenic lakes, such as
Lake Constance, Königssee,
Lake Starnberg are further popular
The biggest cities are Munich,
Regensburg, but there are many
other wellknown ones like Bamberg
The most renowned sight in Bavaria certainly is
Neuschwanstein, the fairytale castle,
built by king Ludwig II from 1869 to 1880.
A cultural highlight, which takes place every
year in the city of Munich, is the "Oktoberfest"
(October Festival or Festival of Beer), which ever again
attracts millions of visitors from all over the world.