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Bavaria is the country's largest, and one of Europe's oldest continuously existing states. It was established as a duchy in 907. Situated in the southeastern corner of the country, Bavaria is probably what most non-Germans have in mind when they imagine a vacation in Germany. Ironically, much of this region is culturally more like the neighboring Austria and Switzerland. There's much more to Bavaria than just the stereotypical leather trousers (lederhosen), sausages, and beer festivals. This region is one of the country's most popular destinations for tourism and is full of places to visit. It's rich in medieval cities, dense forests, towering mountains, sparkling lakes, picturesque castles, and thriving villages. Bavarians are regarded as the proudest of all Germans. They're loyal to their regional roots and traditions. To soak up the particular local culture of the rural areas, explore the countryside's picture-perfect villages on foot or by bicycle. Plan your vacation with our Germany tour itinerary site and discover the best things to do in Bavaria.
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Top Bavaria tours
Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Castle Private Tour from Munich BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $455
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
Private Tour: Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site by Train from Munich BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $207
Duration: 4 to 5 hours
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