In south-eastern Germany, on the borders with Austria, Switzerland and the Czech Republic, Bavaria is one of the country's 16 Länder, and the largest of them. Bavarian nature rivals the beauty of cities and villages, which are magnificent with their old centres decorated with frescos and half-timbered facades. Munich, the capital, sums up the richness and variety with its skyscrapers and baroque districts, its centres of contemporary art and its preserved traditions. We skip the centuries by crossing the street in this destination! Bavaria is home to World Heritage sites including Regensburg and the well-preserved medieval Stadtamhof district and the historic centre of Bamberg. In Bavaria you can sleep in a castle or stay on the farm. You can cycle on the Bavarian routes along the Danube or take the 450 km bike path from Munich to Regensburg. Peaceful Bavaria is an ideal destination for families. You can visit beautiful museums and art galleries, and attend many events that will be listed in your travel guide to Bavaria. You can even cross the pilgrims' paths, as Bavaria is also known for its churches and monasteries. Here, we go from the opera to the beer festival with the same enthusiasm. It is a friendly and good-natured region with a communicative joie de vivre. But also a bubbling and creative melting pot

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When to go to Bavaria?

Wondering when to go to Bavaria? Easy: all year round! However, the ideal time to discover the region is from April to November; note that spring is often very beautiful and makes the Bavarians in a very good mood! They invade parks and docks, cities are covered with attractive terraces.... Summer is of course ideal, especially since although they are beautiful, they are rarely hot and are more pleasant than in southern Europe. Early autumn (September-October) dresses the forests and parks in magnificent colours, making it an ideal season to travel in the countryside, along rivers and through hills and mountains. While winter is rarely the preferred season for visitors, the Advent season (three weeks before Christmas) is quite exceptional thanks to the presence of very festive Christmas markets across the country.

Finally, important and interesting events take place every month and each of them can be the occasion for a stay

How to go to Bavaria? Our advice & tips

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The offer is diverse and varied to discover Bavaria. Hiking in the Bavarian mountains, city escapades in Munich, romantic and cultural stays, etc. The possibilities are many and varied. The destination lends itself to several types of stays. Given the variety of offers, prices are adapted to small budgets, but also to those who are looking for a charming stay.

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It is very easy to go alone to Bavaria, the road, rail and air transport networks being very developed and the means to get there are numerous (plane, train, coach, car...). In addition, the country enjoys an excellent level of security that allows everyone to discover Bavaria without risk. However, be careful with pickpockets in tourist areas and large cities, especially in Munich.

To move between different cities or regions, there is a lot of domestic air transport. The rail network is also very present and denser than in France. You can also make excursions on German rivers. Finally, the car is also ideal for independent travel, but not very practical in the city. In the city, public transport (bus, metro, tramway) is very developed.

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When to travel?

Wondering when to go to Bavaria? Easy: all year round! However, the ideal time to discover the region is from April t...
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Weather forecast

Germany's climate varies by region. It is a temperate climate with an oceanic tendency to the north and west, contine...
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Budget

The German currency is the euro. For a Western European country, Germany is relatively cheap for most consumer produc...
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Formalities

As a member of the European Union and the Schengen area, Germany allows any EU citizen to stay or reside on its terri...
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Health

You do not run any particular health risks when travelling to Bavaria. Germany is a very healthy country, both in ter...
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How to travel by yourself?

It is very easy to go alone to Bavaria, the road, rail and air transport networks being very developed and the means...
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How to get organized?

The offer is diverse and varied to discover Bavaria. Hiking in the Bavarian mountains, city escapades in Munich, roma...
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Getting around

To move between different cities or regions, there is a lot of domestic air transport. The rail network is also very...
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