Tourism Lenggries / Christian Baeck
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Vacation in Upper Bavaria

This is Upper Bavaria

Upper Bavaria is a unique vacation region in Bavaria. Guests can experience the region in all seasons. Every season has its own charm in Upper Bavaria.  

In winter you can go skiing, visit Christmas markets or relax in the sauna. Spring and fall are ideal for hiking and cycling. In summer, the numerous bathing lakes provide refreshment. In the Upper Bavarian towns you can go shopping, visit theaters and museums and also explore the nightlife. 

Tourism in Upper Bavaria bundles vacation experiences into four themed areas: 

  1. Culture: The Upper Bavarian towns have many museums and theaters. Unique arts and crafts are practiced in the small towns of Upper Bavaria. You can go to concerts, watch traditional parades and experience a high level of cultural diversity. There are modern museums, especially in Munich.  
  1. Winter: Upper Bavaria can be actively experienced in winter. You can go cross-country skiing, winter hiking and skiing. There are traditional Christmas markets and special arts and crafts markets. The Upper Bavarian towns are very lively, especially in winter. You can go to the theater, museums and also do some relaxed shopping. 
  1. Cycling and hiking: Upper Bavaria is great for exploring by bike and on foot. There are day tours, multi-day stage tours, themed tours and city tours. There are accessible tours in many Upper Bavarian regions. These can all be found on a tour platform with descriptions, pictures and tour data. The tours often combine mountains, lakes and towns. They are therefore very varied. 
  1. Food and drink: In Upper Bavaria, a lot of value is placed on good, high-quality food. Agriculture produces cheese, milk and many other products. There is traditional food as well as modern Bavarian cuisine. The beer gardens are especially popular in summer for cooling off. 

The vacation regions in Upper Bavaria: 

Upper Bavaria has a total of 21 vacation regions. Each region is slightly different and offers great vacation experiences. 

  1. Alpine Region Tegernsee Schliersee 

The Tegernsee Schliersee Alpine region is an experience at any time of year. Snow-covered mountain peaks in winter, lush green alpine meadows and crystal-clear lakes in summer.  

  1. Bad Reichenhall 

Bad Reichenhall is the ideal place for a short break or spa treatment. Well-maintained hiking trails, a thermal spa with famous Alpine brine and a lively cultural scene ensure a varied time. 

  1. Berchtesgaden 

The national park stretches around Berchtesgaden . Here you will find a unique natural environment. The Königsee and Salzburg are among the most popular excursion destinations. 

  1. Chiemsee-Alpenland 

Chiemsee-Alpenland is located in the south of Germany in the foothills of the Bavarian Alps between Munich and Salzburg. The vacation region is particularly famous for Lake Chiemsee with its islands, the Rosenheim Cops and its unique natural surroundings with mountains, lakes, river and moorland landscapes. 

  1. Chiemsee-Chiemgau 

Chiemgau has been one of the most popular vacation regions in Germany for decades for good reason. Here you will find castles, monasteries, alpine pastures, lakes and plenty of enjoyment. 

  1. Inn-Salzach 

Europe's longest castle is located in the region. You can experience the region's nature and culture on many cycling and hiking trails. 

  1. Ingolstadt 

The Bavarian Purity Law was enacted in Ingolstadt in 1516. Today, technology museums and the ducal residence are the main attractions for visitors. 

  1. Neuburg-Schrobenhausen 

Two small towns in the region invite you to linger. You can explore the surrounding area on cycle paths and hiking trails. 

  1. Landsberg-Ammersee-Lech 

The landscape between Lech and Ammersee - the Lechrain - offers magnificent views of the Alps and invites you to discover the landscape and region. 

  1. Pfaffenhofen a.d.Ilm 

The district of Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm is characterized by hop growing. The landscapes and villages are extremely picturesque. 

  1. Pfaffenwinkel 

The Pfaffenwinkel lies to the south of Lake Starnberg. It is quiet and tranquil here. Good food, beautiful scenery and many festivals characterize the region. 

  1. StarnbergAmmersee 

The region offers more than 130 km of lakeshore. Swimming and water sports are ideal activities here. There are numerous cafés, restaurants and castles along the lakes. 

  1. Tölzer Land 

The Tölzer Land region south of Munich is a hub for many long-distance hiking and cycling routes. Pilgrimages, for example, follow the Way of St. James to the pilgrimage site of Benediktbeuern. 

  1. Zugspitz Region 

The Zugspitz Region attracts visitors with natural spectacles, culture and customs. Germany's highest mountain looms like a landmark over the village and the picture-book landscape. 

  1. City of Munich 

Munich is the place to enjoy life. Munich combines urban flair with historic buildings, theaters and museums. 

  1. The Münchner Umland 

Dachauer Land is a town with 8,000 inhabitants and two breweries. There is a market with the only museum of its kind in the whole of Germany and a unique moorland landscape.  

The Ebersberger Grünes Land region offers many bathing lakes, golf courses as well as cycling and hiking trails. You can look out over the Alps and the foothills of the Alps and enjoy the tranquillity of the forest. 

Erding is home to historic town centers, a famous thermal spa and plenty of culture. The ideal region for peace and enjoyment. 

The Freising adventure region is attractively located and easily accessible in the middle of Bavaria. It combines cultural diversity, nature experiences and leisure fun with Bavarian traditions. 

In Fürstenfeldbruck you will find peace and relaxation - the town itself is also known as the Beauty on the Amper. It is a tranquil and picturesque place in Upper Bavaria. 

The district of Munich offers quick access to the city and nature. Many experiences can be reached quickly by public transport.