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Beautiful cities in Bavaria: Trips that are worthwhile

Gather new inspiration in one of the six most beautiful cities in Bavaria: In addition to beautiful nature and the much-loved mountains, Bavaria has numerous charming cities to offer that are perfect for a day trip.


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!

Regensburg: Geschichte erleben in der Donaumetropole

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.

Discover Regensburg's sights on a tour of the Danube metropolis

Regensburg, the small metropolis on the Danube, has a lot to offer: From Regensburg Cathedral to the historic Wurstkuchl and the Stone Bridge, the city is the ideal destination for a day trip by train.
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Nuremberg: City Adventures in Franconia

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!

Nuremberg and its sights: On a city tour through Bavaria's second largest city

The Franconian metropolis of Nuremberg has much more to offer than the world-famous Christkindlesmarkt. Join us on a city adventure through Bavaria's second largest city and discover Nuremberg's sights. Here, the old town, shaped by the Middle Ages, meets urban trendy districts. Discover Nuremberg by train now!
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Bamberg: Flanieren in der Weltkulturerbe-Stadt

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.

Bamberg: the charm of Alsace in the heart of Franconia

A hint of Alsace is just a short train trip away: simply visit Bamberg. The town in northern Bavaria fully deserves its title of world heritage site.
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Aschaffenburg: Pure holiday feeling

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!

Aschaffenburg: Bavarian Nice in Lower Franconia

Is the diversity of Aschaffenburg's excursion destinations due to its Mediterranean flair? Here, the romance of the old town meets astrophysics, hearty inns and historical treasures. See for yourself and start your excursion with DB Regio today to discover Aschaffenburg's sights!
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W├╝rzburg: exploring the Franconian wine metropolis with a high quality of life

Perfect for a city break: According to WirtschaftsWoche, W├╝rzburg 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 "Br├╝ckenschoppen", 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 W├╝rzburg Residence: thanks to the "most perfect spatial work of art of the Rococo period", the Residence is part of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage.

A day in W├╝rzburg

Drink a glass of wine on the Old Main Bridge, admire your reflection in the palace's imperial hall and enjoy a meal at Germany's oldest pizzeria.
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Augsburg: reiche Fuggerstadt mit beeindruckendem Altstadt-Viertel

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!

Seeing the sights of Augsburg

A visit to Bavaria's third-largest city is like travelling back in time to the Renaissance, largely thanks to the work of master builder Elias Holl. Inspired by his travels in Italy, he turned Augsburg into a northern outpost of Italian architecture. Explore the sights of Augsburg and enjoy an unforgettable day in this city of a hundred faces.
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Munich: a city full of insider tips, even for those who know Munich!

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.

Munich and its sights: The metropolis on the Isar with culture, tradition and genuine Bavarian humour

Versatile theatre arts, the home of renowned poets and thinkers - and all that with tradition, heart, style and a good dose of Bavarian humour! See for yourself and start your day trip with DB Regio Bayern to discover Munich's sights!
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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!

Einfach reinh├Âren - und die sch├Ânsten Seiten Bayerns entdecken. Mit unseren DB Regio Bayern Audio Guides nehmen wir Sie mit zu sechs interaktiven...