Bavaria is the largest of the German federal states and also one of the regions most visited by tourists. In addition to the capital city of Munich, Nuremberg is one of the most interesting places, as well as numerous castles and palaces.
The region is very diverse in terms of landscape. Its southern part is occupied by the Alps with the highest peak of Germany, the Zugspitze with a height of 2,962 m above sea level. Its peak can be reached by walking and climbing routes and by cable car. There are numerous ski resorts in the Alps, including the famous Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
The Bavarian capital, Munich, is a city that despite the enormous war damage still impresses with its atmosphere. The most important monuments include the New Town Hall and the Residence of the Bavarian Lords. Large art collections are located in the Pinakothek, while football fans are attracted by the Bayern stadium and museum.
Bavaria is the land of castles, with which the most famous is Neuschwanstein looking like transferred from a fairy tale. Other famous palaces from this region are the Baroque Herrenchiemsee, Linderhof and the splendid residences in Bayreuth.
Every year in October, gourmet food lovers come to Bavaria, and especially to Munich, to celebrate the great Oktoberfest festival. Halls where the golden drink is served can also be seen at other times of the year. The beer is also associated with the Maisel Brewery Museum and the Nuremberg underground in which this drink was stored.
Nuremberg is also one of the important points on the Bavarian tourist map. In the city that was destroyed by the Allied air raid from 1944, you can see the remains of buildings from the period of the NSDAP rule, when the city hosted party rallies and celebrations.