Bavaria offers impressive scenery, from ancient castles and medieval towns to expansive lakes and snow-covered peaks. Germany’s largest state is steeped in history and culture. Many travellers embark on the Romantic Road scenic route, which starts from Würzburg and ends in the foothills of the Bavarian Alps, near Germany’s southern border. Along the way, you’ll pass a few pastoral villages and landmarks such as Neuschwanstein Castle, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, and Dinkelsbühl.

Munich is one of the busiest cities in Bavaria – its annual Oktoberfest beer festival draws thousands of beer lovers every year. Come during wintertime to experience Germany’s famous Christmas markets – expect loads of stalls selling beautiful ornaments, local fare like mulled wine and bratwurst, and an overall cheerful atmosphere.

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