Bavaria is by far the most popular destination in Germany for both international and domestic tourists. This is no real surprise since it includes such a wide range of attractions. Castles, palaces, monasteries, churches and historical towns abound. Nuremberg, with its Nazi background, is in Bavaria, as are the idyllic Alpine villages of Berchtesgaden and Garmisch-Partenkirchen, not to mention the Romantic Road, with Dinkelsbuhl, Augsburg and Rothenburg ob der Tauber. But the region's main attraction is Munich, which has an astonishing range of excellent museums, traditional beer gardens and beer halls, as well as numerous restaurants serving everything from international fast-food to delicious haute cuisine. The city hosts classical music concerts and the original Oktoberfest annually. Beyond cultural adventures is the great outdoors. Numerous rivers offer great watersports; the Alps are famous for winter activities; forested mountain ranges are criss-crossed by bike routes and hiking trails galore. This guide visits all the best castles (including Neuschwanstein, home of Mad King Ludwig), the museums, churches and historic sites, with practical travel advice and tips that only a local could give. Color thoughout.
About the Author Henrik Bekker is a professional journalist who also wrote Adventure Guide to Germany and Germany Pocket Adventures, both published by Hunter. He lives in Munich and is a lifetime resident of Bavaria.
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