Surrounded by the Alps, Austria and the Czech Republic, Bavaria’s nature is the perfect destination for those who thirst for outdoor sports (from skiing to hiking) as well as history and a change of scenery. Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Nördlingen and Regensburg provide all the delights.
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From Bavaria, one of the two federal state We know the southernmost parts of Germany two institutions Unique to Munich: its Oktoberfest (Oktoberfest) and his football club (Bayern). It leaves the regional capital and joins the surrounding roads forests and mountains we discover typical Bavarian towns.
Head south nearby to start Austrian border, in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Hiking, skiing, lakes, the Partnach Gorge… but also the Zugspitze, Germany’s highest point, is nearby, making it a popular tourist destination. nature lover.
Cobbled streets on the Partenkirchen side and painted facades Traditional small alpine towns in Bavaria have a crazy charm.
The city is also known for its uniqueness international competition ski jumping. The stadium can be visited… as long as you don’t get dizzy: the trampolines are very impressive.
After a two and a half hour drive that took us across the Danube, the second longest river in Europe Nordlingen offers a dive into the Middle Ages.
The walls surround the preserved city center colored houses, half-timbered. The buildings bear witness to the city’s rich economic past, but also to important events such as witch hunts or historical opposition between Catholics and Protestants.
Daniel TowerThe 365 stairs to climb offer a breathtaking view of the surrounding orange roofs. The unique aspect of the city: it is located in the area of Rais, created by meteorite fifteen million years ago. You can walk around the crater at a distance of 128 km.
To complete the exploration of Southern Bavaria, Regensburg wins. Located on the Danube, on the border with the Czech Republic, this city is one of the best preserved from German bombing.
There are traces of fortifications from the Roman Empire and Gothic church It resembles the largest in Europe. But what makes it so charming are the small shopping streets and colorful facades.
Each of these towns and the roads connecting them offer an amazing dive Bavarian culture and its history. A pleasure that makes you want to explore more.
we liked it
Cities steeped in history, surrounding forest and foggy weather or snow that gives the places a romantic atmosphere.
We liked it less
Traditional food is delicious but very fatty… and low in vegetables.
Destination Germany: Bavaria, between nature and traditions
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