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Vacation house for 2 people, with terrace, with pets
3.6
147 reviews
Waldkirchen, Lower Bavaria
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$30per night
Apartment for 2 people, with terrace and pool, with pets
5.0
1 review
Regen, Lower Bavaria
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$54per night
Vacation apartment for 2 people, with garden, with pets
4.8
1 review
Reit im Winkl, Bavarian Alps
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$66per night
Apartment for 3 people, with sauna and terrace as well as pool
5.0
21 reviews
Viechtach, Lower Bavaria
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$39per night
Vacation village for 3 people, with garden, with pets
3 pers., 1 bedrooms, 409ft², 1.3mi to skiing
4.1
17 reviews
Arrach, Upper Palatinate
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$55per night
Apartment for 2 people, with terrace
4.4
5 reviews
Schöfweg, Lower Bavaria
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$33per night
Apartment for 4 people, with sauna and terrace
4.4
7 reviews
Mauth, Lower Bavaria
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$32per night
Apartment for 3 people, with garden, with pets
3 pers., 1 bedrooms, 700ft²
5.0
1 review
Warngau, Upper Bavaria
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$94per night
Villa for 18 people, with garden and sauna as well as jacuzzi, with pets
18 pers., 7 bedrooms, 600yd to skiing
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavarian Alps
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$386per night
Chalet for 16 people, with jacuzzi and sauna as well as garden
16 pers., 7 bedrooms, 0.6mi to skiing
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavarian Alps
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$496per night
Apartment for 3 people, with garden
4.9
5 reviews
Grattersdorf, Lower Bavaria
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$94per night
Vacation house for 8 people, with balcony/terrace
8 pers., 3 bedrooms, 1,076ft², 1.9mi to the beach
5.0
6 reviews
Dießen am Ammersee, Upper Bavaria
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$176per night
Apartment for 2 people, with garden
4.7
12 reviews
Bayerisch Eisenstein, Lower Bavaria
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$50per night
Apartment for 5 people, with garden and sauna as well as pool
5 pers., 3 bedrooms, 969ft²
5.0
20 reviews
Wittelshofen, Middle Franconia
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$65per night
Apartment for 4 people, with sauna and jacuzzi
4 pers., 2 bedrooms
4.4
5 reviews
Fichtelgebirge
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$66per night
Apartment for 2 people, with sauna and pool as well as terrace and jacuzzi
4.1
175 reviews
Kollnburg, Lower Bavaria
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$53per night
Vacation house for 4 people, with terrace and view
4 pers., 2 bedrooms, 1,055ft²
5.0
1 review
Tännesberg, Upper Palatinate
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$62per night
Vacation house for 2 people, with garden, child-friendly
Mehlmeisel, Fichtelgebirge
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$95per night
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Highlights in Bavaria

  • Largest federal state in Germany
  • Variety of forests, lakes and mountains
  • Ski area of the Bavarian Alps
  • Multifaceted hiking trails
  • Wealth of UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Family friendly

Most popular in Bavaria

Internet 7,882
Pet allowed 3,096
Balcony/Terrace 7,532
TV 8,730
Garden 4,735
Parking 8,540
Washing machine 4,402
View 1,110
Sauna 1,444

Vacation in Bavaria

Location and orientation

Largest federal state in Germany

With an area of 70,550.19 square kilometres, the Free State of Bavaria in southern Germany stretches along the borders of the Czech Republic, Austria and Switzerland on Lake Constance. In the east the holiday region is bordered by Saxony, in the north by Thuringia and in the west by Baden-Württemberg and Hessen. Bavaria is divided into 71 administrative districts, in which a total of almost 13 million inhabitants live. The most populous cities are Munich, Nuremberg, Augsburg, Regensburg and Ingolstadt.

Guns Reserves

More than half of Bavaria's surface area is characterised by water bodies and forests, and the federal state has a wealth of natural protected areas. In the east, the Bavarian Forest National Park covers an area of 24,250 hectares. To the south lies the only national park in the German Alps to belong to the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Berchtesgadener Land. In the west, another UNESCO natural heritage site runs along with the core area of the Rhön. In addition, the Free State has a further 603 nature reserves and 702 landscape conservation areas.

Things to know

A Smashing fun

Every year in September, the traditional sentence "Ozapft is" opens the largest folk festival in the world on Munich's Theresienwiese. For sixteen days there is a lively atmosphere in the various tents of the Oktoberfest. Traditional costumes, Bavarian delicacies, the art of brewing beer and music to sway attract locals and international guests to the "Wiesn". Around six million visitors a year enjoy the atmosphere between attractions such as rides, carnies and restaurants.

In the footsteps of Wagner

A cultural highlight is the Bayreuth Festival, which has taken place since 1876. The music theatre festival is also known as the Richard Wagner Festival and is dedicated to the last ten operas composed by Richard Wagner. On four days in August, 30 performances take place on the Green Hill in Bayreuth, which can be enjoyed by around 58,000 spectators. The coveted tickets are usually sold out within a few minutes.

The old gothic town hall at Marienplatz
The old gothic town hall at Marienplatz
The federal state covers a larger area than European states such as Ireland or the Netherlands.

Travelers and Activities

Bavaria for families

The entire holiday region of the federal state is an ideal environment to spend the holidays with the whole family. The leisure programme offers a child-friendly cultural programme and an abundance of adventurous excursions in addition to exuberant romping in the woods, fun splashing around in the varied bathing lakes. Fun for young and old is guaranteed by the Playmobil Park in Zirndorf, Legoland in Günzburg and Freizeitpark Ruhpolding. Other highlights are the summer toboggan run in Grafenau, the family winter wonderland in Mitterdorf and the Inzell bathing park.

Bavaria for active holidaymakers

The vast unspoilt nature is a paradise for travellers who want to actively experience their stay and be active in sports. Extensive hiking tours in summer and skiing pleasure in winter are particularly popular. On foot you can explore the Voralptal, the Fichtelgebirge or the Chiemgau on countless paths and climb dreamlike panorama paths. Among the most popular tours are the picturesque routes between the Tegernsee and the Schliersee or round trips in the Berchtesgadener Land and the Allgäu. During the winter, the entire south of the federal state is transformed into a fairytale landscape of 139 ski resorts offering fantastic pistes. In villages like Garmisch-Patenkirchen, Lenggries or Sankt Englmar you can rent a charming chalet directly at the ski hotspots.

Top 5 travel tips

The dreamlike skyline of Regensburg in Eastern Bavaria
The dreamlike skyline of Regensburg in Eastern Bavaria

1st Würzburg is the metropolis of Lower Franconia and enjoys a worldwide reputation for its fascinating baroque buildings. The residence near the historic city centre, built according to the plans of the famous architect Balthasar Neumann, is just as fascinating as the pilgrimage church "Visitation of the Virgin Mary" known as the "Käppele" and the Marienberg fortress enthroned above the old town on the opposite side of the Main River.

The old town of Bamberg, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993, is considered to be the largest historic town settlement in Germany to have survived since the Middle Ages. Here you will not only find the historic imperial cathedral with the famous "Bamberger Reiter", but also a multitude of unique sacral and secular buildings from the 13th to 18th centuries. The historic old town on the two arms of the Regnitz has a unique flair and stands for typical Franconian cosiness.

The state capital Munich has unique attractions such as the historic old town around the town hall and Marienplatz, the famous Liebfrauenkirche and Nymphenburg Castle with its magnificent park. The English Garden also deserves a visit. Munich's cultural, leisure and shopping facilities are legendary.

4 The castles of King Ludwig II are symbolic of German tourism in general, especially abroad. Especially the "fairytale castle" Neuschwanstein not far from Füssen, but also the New Castle Herrenchiemsee and the fascinating "Royal Villa" Linderhof Castle near Ettal offer unforgettable impressions.

5 A unique highlight for a summer bathing holiday are the Upper Bavarian lakes. In addition to the "big" lakes (Starnberger See, Ammersee and Chiemsee) which can be easily reached from Munich, the idyllic "small" Alpine lakes such as Eibsee, Funtensee and Königsee are particularly fascinating.

Magnificent property

In Schwangau, near Füssen, the Neuschwanstein Castle, which is visited by more than two million visitors every year, is enthroned impressively. The present palace dates back to 1537 and has a typical yellow façade. You can explore the magnificent premises during a guided tour.

A history rich in tradition

The Bavarian National Museum is located in Munich and presents cultural and art historical collections on an area of 13,000 square metres. Among the important exhibits are rare sculptures, precious paintings and ivory panels.

Awesome temple complex

Since 1842, the Wallhalla memorial has been one of Bavaria's architectural highlights. In Donaustauf an der Donau famous personalities, deeds or groups are honoured with 130 busts and 65 commemorative plaques.

Heavenly Basilica

With four mighty towers, the Bamberg Cathedral St. Peter extends into the old town of Bamberg and is one of the distinctive buildings of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the old town. The historic church from the 11th century houses the Bamberg rider and the adjacent diocesan museum.

Moving reminder site

The Dachau Memorial is a former concentration camp and commemorates the reign of terror of the Nazi regime. In the permanent exhibition, visitors can witness the fates of the prisoners and their suffering.