Bavaria

Dog Sledding Closer to Home – in Bavaria, Germany

While dog sledding may commonly be associated with Arctic regions, like Siberia or Alaska, there are actually opportunities to engage in this distinctive activity within more temperate locations as well! If you are looking for a unique way to intimately immerse with the elements and natural world, consider enrolling in a dog sled workshop or multi-day adventure offered through adventure …

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A Stroll (or Trek) through the Allgäu Alps

The Tourist Boards of Munich – Upper Bavaria and Allgäu describe the Allgäu Alps as “a place where all is still right with the world”. Perhaps it is fitting then that we end our series of Bavarian blogs with this idyllic and mesmerizing mountain range. Those who enjoy exploring an area on foot will especially like this region hugged by …

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Fall in Love on Foot… or renew your love for hiking in Bavaria

Bavaria is a region where individuals either fall in love or renew their love for walking and hiking. “Hiking is Bavaria’s favorite pastime,” states Frommer’s. “Locals believe firmly in the emotional and spiritual benefits of walking and mountain climbing and tend to hit the trails the moment the snows melt”. Some of Europe’s best trekking opportunities are found in the …

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Fire, Folk & Fare – Bavarian Alps Upcoming Events

There are numerous festivals and activities that take place all year round throughout Bavaria. And if you’ve read our previous blog posts on the region’s history, culture and attractions, you will have an even deeper understanding of the significance or lure of these top events. Here’s a sneak peak of just some of the happenings taking place in the Bavarian …

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A Spiritual Side to the Bavarian Alps

Last time we visited the lavish halls and homes tied to King Ludwig II and his royal family. Today we will explore another type of dwelling commonly found in the Bavarian Alps. Although belonging to another sector of the region’s historical population, the noteworthy structures are no less sophisticated. “A surprising feature of the Bavarian Alps is the large number …

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Castles in Bavaria – Bavaria’s Royal Splendour!!

Füssen, the Allgäu’s romantic soul We have indulged – at least in our fantasies – in tasty ‘Weisswursts’, scrumptious cheese, rustic dumplings and divine desserts. Now it’s time to leave the dinner table or beer garden stall and start exploring some of the Bavarian Alps’ spectacular mise-en-scènes. Today we will discover the Anziehungskraft of some of Germany’s most noteworthy castles …

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Where Bavaria ends… The “Weisswurst Equator”

Last time we dug down into the rich traditions and culture characteristic of the Bavarian Alps. It is only natural now to delve more deeply into the delicious world of the region’s cuisine. To culinary gurus, Bavaria is referred to as the Weisswurst Equator. Weisswurst is a veal and pork sausage, flavoured with onions, parsley, bacon and other seasonings. First …

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Munich – Your Gateway to the Bavarian Alps

Our Bavarian Flag Frommer’s describes the Bavarian Alps as Germany’s “best mountainous landscape”. This beautiful area of culture, natural excursions and castles worthy of storybook illustrations, is located in Germany’s southwest corner along the Austrian border. Opportunities abound for every season, from skiing in the winter and hiking or cycling in the summer to palace and castle visits and stunning …

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