Bavaria is a classic holiday location, for sports enthusiasts and culture lovers alike.
With its world-famous sights such as the castles of the Bavarian Fairytale King Ludwig II, the Andechs, Benediktbeuern and Ettal monasteries, the attractions in the state capital of Munich and its varied, unforgettable natural panarama, Bavaria is the most attractive holiday region in Germany, attracting more than 25 million visitors a year. Bavaria is captivating, thanks to its natural diversity and harmonious combination of mountains and lakes.
You will drive along romantic roads under a blue-and-white sky, past lush, green meadows and shady woods, along the numerous lakes, through tiny villages, along long, narrow mountain passes, up to fields full of flowers, steep gorges and snow-capped mountains. And what could be nicer on our carefully selected routes than to stop off at one of the numerous inviting country inns or beer gardens and to get to know the culinary side of Bavaria – not for nothing is it known as a place for connoisseurs. Experience the unique Bavarian beer garden culture – Bavaria’s answer to the Italian Dolce Vita. A cool, freshly tapped pint of beer in the beer garden, with some hearty Bavarian delicacies such as Hendl, Steckerlfisch or Obazda mit Breze – that’s Bavarian heaven. Nowhere else can Bavarian life be experienced so completely. Custom and tradition are still very much a way of life here.
The Ammergau includes some of the most famous and most visited sights in Bavaria: the smallest castle of the fairytale king Ludwig II "Linderhof", the monastery Ettal and Oberammergau. The Herrgott-Schnitzer, Lüftl-Maler and of course the Passionsspiele have made this region known far beyond the Alps. The deeply rooted, Catholic faith has combined there with the cultivation of tradition and arts and crafts. The woodcarvers have become famous for their statues of Christ, the painters for the large-scale paintings on the houses with mostly religious motifs, and the theatrical presentation of the Passion of Jesus, in which exclusively amateur actors from the town perform the most famous Passion plays in the world, have made the small, cosy Oberammergau famous.