Bavaria is the largest, most diverse, and in terms of nature probably the nicest of the 16 federal states, located in the south of the country. When foreigners think of Germany, most recall typical Bavarian habits, such as traditional clothing, the beer or the amazing Oktoberfest - the world's largest festival.
Bavaria is also the primary tourist region in Germany. Due to its large area, the state has many different shapes:
The alps in the south offer perfect sport and recreation opportunities all year long, while the state capital of Munich - one of Europe's economic centers - gives visitors an insight into oppositional culture and traditions. Munich hosts the Oktoberfest, world class museums and is rich in both medieval and modern architecture.
Nuremberg, Bavaria's second largest city, is known for its ginger bread, the Christmas market, and the former Nazi party rallies and trails.
World famous castle Neuschwanstein, wich is situated right beneath the alps is a marvellous historic vestige of King Ludwig II.
The natural reserve "Bayerischer Wald" is Germany's biggest forest and forms part of the largest wood in Central Europe.
Come to Bavaria and you will experience hospitability and never-ending opportunities all year round. We are looking forward to hosting you...
Top Things to See and Do
Royal Castles: Neuschwanstein, Linderhof, Herrenchiemsee
Beautiful lakes and mountains: Königssee, Starnbergersee, Tegernsee, Walchensee, Chiemsee, Eibsee
During summer: lots of traditional beer fesivals in many towns and villages (in rural areas a more authentic experience than the Oktoberfest)
in winter skiing and sled-riding in the mountains
Bavaria furthermore is furthermore surrounded by the Czech
Republic to the East and Austria
to the South.
Getting around by public transpot in Bavaria is a fast, reasonable and conveniant experience. There are thousands of local, regional and long-distance trains operated every day. Frequent bus services are operated in all major cities, several also operate trams. Nuremberg and Munich also have both a subway and a suburban train system (S-Bahn).
Munich, Nuremberg, and Würzburg are the major hubs for national and international trains.
If you have any questions on railway travel in Germany, just talk to HC member
Who is coming?
Greeting to all HC in Bayern, I will be spending a week around Bayern starting on Oct 31. Would like to learn more about Bavaria and hopefully to meet new friends along my trip.
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Hello from Florida in the USA. My nickname is larigot. I am a performing musician and teacher, and wish to visit Munich in July of 2007. I would appreciate learning more about your country, and seek guides, hosts and accommodation. I am also happy to give an organ recital or play before the service in a church with a good organ. I did this in Romania in 2005, and in Lithuania in 2006 - no fee is expected. Thanks for considering me. I look forward to seeing your country.
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Wir sind Sandrine und Virginie. Zwei Französinnen die Praktikantin in Mannheim sind. Von 7. Juni bis 10 Juni wollen wir Bayern entdecken: München, Chiemsee, Neuschwanstein, Lindau.
Wer reist auch dort diese Woche?
Wer will uns treffen, begleiten, hilfen...???
Wir freuen uns für diese Reise und München-Leuten kennenzulernen!!!!
Bis bald ;)Sandrine und Virginie
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