Vacation in Bavaria: Cities, Sights & Castles – 5 Tips

Bavaria – the German region of Bavaria has many cities, sights and castles to offer. On the following maps you can see exactly where Bavaria is located and what is in the state. The 360° view in the Bavarian Alps is especially beautiful. Also have a look at our 5 tips for your holiday! At the end you will also find an itinerary for your Bavaria vacation, which includes exactly these places.

Bavaria: Action, Sightseeing & Co.

You want to spend your next holiday in Bavaria? Then you’ve come to the right place. Whether you’re with your partner, family or touring alone, here you’ll find an overview of Germany’s largest state, as well as our top 5 sights and activities throughout Bavaria. With our additional route you are perfectly prepared for your Bavarian holiday. Even for campers with a roof tent or converted van, Bavaria with its many lakes is a great region to spend a holiday. Pack your bag and let’s go!

Bavaria on the map: location in Germany

Bavaria is located in the south-east of Germany.

An even better insight

Bavaria up close.

Fragrance Tip! by FIV

Three facts about Bavaria

Here you find facts briefly in the overview

  • One of the most famous folk festivals – the Oktoberfest has been held annually since 1810.
  • Bavaria is Germany’s largest federal state.
  • The highest mountain in Germany, the Zugspitze is located on the edge of Bavaria.

Cities in Bavaria: 360° view and drone

Here you get a wonderful insight about Bavaria and its historical cities.

360° view over the bavarian mountains

This beautiful panorama gives you a taste of the adventurous mountain landscape of Bavaria.

Checklist: 5 places of interest

These 5 places you must have seen!

Tip 1: Schwangau for dreamy people

For a fairytale experience in Bavaria, Schwangau is the place to be. Here you will not only find the castles of Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau, but the historic town of Füssen is also well worth a visit. Below the royal castles is also the picturesque Alpsee, to which a trip is always worthwhile.

Tip 2: Marienplatz in Munich

The heart of the capital of Bavaria is the Marienplatz. Here is not only the Old and New Town Hall, but also forms the center of the shopping mile of Munich. In addition, centrally located sights such as the Viktualienmarkt or the Frauenkirche are easily accessible from here.

Tip 3: Zugspitze for hikers

The Zugspitze is the highest mountain in Germany and borders directly on Austria. Thanks to its three mountain railways, the Zuspitze is accessible to everyone. If you prefer hiking, you can choose one of the six tours leading to the summit. Even if it is strenuous, the way is worth it! Besides the breathtaking view, the summit plateau also has good food to offer. For children there is also the possibility to go sledding.

Tip 4: Nuremberg for historians

If you want to be transported back to the Middle Ages, Nuremberg is the place to be. The beautiful old town has a lot of medieval buildings and invites you to stroll. It is especially beautiful here at Christmas time, when the famous Christmas market opens its doors every year.

Tip 5: Chiemsee for adventurers

It is not for nothing that Lake Chiemsee is called the “Bavarian Sea”. Sailing, surfing and swimming – here you can let off steam. But also boat rentals and tours are offered here. For those who are not water rats, there is the 60 km long bicycle path that leads once around the entire lake. A real stronghold of leisure activities! Your thing is more nature and camping, you finally want to get out into the countryside again with your converted van with roof tent or your own camper? Here is an article about camping in Bavaria!

Bavaria Tour: The Top 5 on the map

Once across Bavaria from Schwangau to Nuremberg. With this route, you’re guaranteed to take in our top 5 best sights in Bavaria!

  • Route duration: 6 h 41 min
  • About: B179
  • Length: 449 km

Similar region: Holidays in Koblenz

Want more tips for another place in Germany? Then take a look at Koblenz.

Koblenz is just under 432 kilometres from Bavaria.

The perfect place for a short holiday with family, friends or partner. The multifaceted city is one of the oldest cities in Germany and therefore has numerous castles, palaces and churches to offer. In addition, the old town invites you to shop and linger. With our ideal tips, there’s nothing standing in the way of your trip to Koblenz. Discover our top 5 attractions.