Fancy a city break in Bavaria, but don't know where to go? We have selected seven beautiful cities for you to explore by train. Whether culture, architecture or nature, there is something here for every taste. Let us inspire you with our tips for your city trip in Bavaria!
Gather new inspiration in one of Bavaria's seven most beautiful cities and let yourself be enchanted by the spring awakening at the same time. Bavaria's charming cities increase their charm as the days get longer: well-preserved, historic old towns, magnificent boulevards or modern districts that guarantee a holiday feeling. Blossoming trees and spring messengers on every corner show Bavaria's cities from their most beautiful side. Our suggestions for beautiful towns in Bavaria are ideal for a varied city trip! We take you to seven Bavarian metropolises where a day trip is guaranteed to be worthwhile - whether alone, with the family or with friends.
Whether art, history or newly awakened nature - these seven beautiful cities in Bavaria have something to offer for every taste. Plan your next city trip by train in the Free State now!
The capital of the Upper Palatinate looks back on a long history that you can see and feel at every turn. Built on the foundation walls of an ancient Roman camp on the banks of the Danube, remains of the ancient fortifications can still be found throughout the city centre. But Regensburg's builders were not idle in the Middle Ages either, creating masterpieces of the architecture of the time such as the Stone Bridge or Regensburg Cathedral, home of the Regensburg Cathedral Boys' Choir. However, the cityscape of the UNESCO World Heritage city is dominated by patrician houses and dynasty towers. As you can see, Regensburg is the perfect destination for one or more day trips by train.
On a city tour through Bavaria's second-largest city: surrounded by the historic city wall, one monument follows the next in the old town. And gourmets will also get their money's worth here: try "3 im Weggla". Don't know what that is? Then come with us on a day trip to the Franconian metropolis!
Alsace feeling - and only a train ride away in beautiful Bamberg! In Bamberg's old town, you can marvel at the old town hall and the breathtaking Domplatz (cathedral square). Here, Bamberg's imperial cathedral of St. Peter and St. George rises majestically with its four towers. The little Venice district or the numerous pubs that invite you to linger with hearty dishes and traditional drinks are also worth a visit! Be sure to take a stroll along the banks of the Regnitz, which captivates with its charming half-timbered houses.
It was not for nothing that Ludwig I of Bavaria chose Aschaffenburg as his royal summer residence: the romantic alleys in the old town, the Aschaffenburg Main, the mild climate: just a few of the advantages of the Franconian metropolis. So Aschaffenburg is not only a summer residence for kings, but also an attractive destination for culture and nature lovers. Come and see for yourself!
Perfect for a city break: According to WirtschaftsWoche, Würzburg is one of the most liveable cities in Germany. Besides the Old Main Bridge (which you should definitely pay a visit to if you are interested in "Brückenschoppen", i.e. tasting the traditional Franconian wine), a visit to the old university town is also worthwhile because of the historical sights: The town hall is a complex of buildings from several eras - the Grafeneckart in particular is a great sight! Another highlight is, for example, the mirrored Emperor's Hall in the Würzburg Residence: thanks to the "most perfect spatial work of art of the Rococo period", the Residence is part of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage.
Augsburg is the third-largest city in Bavaria and one of the oldest cities in Germany: the Roman provincial capital Augusta Vindelicorum soon became a medieval bishop's seat, then a regular venue for imperial assemblies and later the famous home of powerful patrician families. Walk in the footsteps of the Threepenny Opera and dine like Goethe. You will soon discover: Augsburg is first choice when it comes to beautiful cities in Bavaria that are worth a day trip!
When it comes to beautiful cities in Bavaria, Munich is of course a must. And of course, many people know the fish fountain at Marienplatz and the beautiful pedestrian zones in the valley, at the Viktualienmarkt or in the well-known shopping miles between Sendlinger Tor Platz, Marienplatz and Stachus. But Munich also offers somewhat less well-known but all the more beautiful corners in addition to the well-known city centre - for example, the romantic Dichtergarten (poet's garden) is located right next to the magnificent Hofgarten. Go on a discovery tour in the cosmopolitan city with a heart.
If you are passionate about art and nature, you should not miss the exhibition "Flowers Forever" in the Munich Kunsthalle. The show features works by artists who deal with the beauty, symbolism and transience of flowers. The works of art range from still lifes to portraits and installations, inviting visitors to marvel, reflect and dream. The exhibition runs until 27 August 2023 and is open daily from 10 am to 8 pm.
Let's go to Augsburg and Munich! In the fourth and seventh episode of the DB Regio Bayern "Audio Guides", we take you on a journey through time in Augsburg, the city of the Renaissance, and Munich, the metropolis of the Free State of Bavaria. Listen in now!