The Bavarian Alps Travel Guide
Plan Your The Bavarian Alps Vacation
Fir-clad mountains, rocky peaks, lederhosen, and geranium-covered houses: the Bavarian Alps come closest to what many of us envision as "Germany." Quaint towns full of frescoed half-timber houses covered in snow pop up among the mountain peaks and shimmering hidden lakes, as do the creations of "Mad" King Ludwig II. The entire area has sporting opportunities galore, regardless of the season.
With few exceptions, a hotel or Gasthof in the Bavarian Alps and lower Alpine regions has high standards and is traditional in... read more
Restaurants in Bavaria run the gamut from the casual and gemütlich (cozy) Gasthof to formal gourmet offerings. More-upscale... read more
Things To Do in The Bavarian Alps
Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.
Herrenchiemsee: Take the old steam-driven ferry to the island in Chiemsee to visit the last and most glorious castle of "Mad" King... Read more
Bursting up from the lowlands of southern Germany like a row of enormous, craggy teeth, the Bavarian Alps form both an awe-inspiring... Read more
The center of every town in Bavaria is the Maibaum or Maypole. The blue-and-white-striped pole is decorated with the symbol of... Read more
Edelweiss (Leontopodium alpinum) is the flower most commonly associated with the Alps, thanks to that memorable song from The... Read more
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