Bavaria lies in the southeastern corner of Germany. With its unique diversity of attractions, its scenic beauty and unspoilt nature, its romantic castles and medieval towns, its beer halls, traditional festivals and oompah bands, its excellent cuisine and hospitality, its pleasant climate and its cosmopolitan high-tech capital of Munich, Bavaria is undoubtedly the prime holiday destination in Germany, no matter at what time of the year you come for a visit.
Bavaria has it all: exciting cities, exceptionally rich in history and traditions such as Nuremberg, Regensburg, Passau, Augsburg or Bamberg, embedded in peaceful rural countryside with rolling green hills and extensive forest land, crystal-clear lakes and a beautiful frescoed village now and then. You will also find friendly little guest houses, top class resorts for hiking, skiing and water-sports and cosy restaurants where you can expect sumptuous meals with steaks exceeding the size of the plate. All this at very affordable prices.
Bavaria’s state capital, Munich, is one of the most prosperous metropolises in Germany. Its Alpine character and Mediterranean verve, its world-class museums and art treasures, the Hofbräuhaus and famous Oktoberfest, traditional customs and high technology, beer gardens and haute cuisine, operas and boisterous nightlife, all make it so popular with visitors from all over the world.
The most distinguishing architectural feature of Bavarian towns is the painted houses – like Walt Disney pictures drawn from the fairy wonderland. (View slide show below).