Frau im Sommer mit Handy vor Marienplatz

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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.

Blick vom Fluss aus auf Regensburg

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!

Junge Frau in Altstadt in N├╝rnberg

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.

Rathaus in Bamberg mit Fluss

Bamberg: An excursion with Alsatian charm in the centre of Franconia!

Bamberg is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site and is just waiting to be discovered by you. With historical beauty, cultural and culinary highlights, the old town is the ideal destination for a day trip and just a short walk from the train station where you will arrive if you are travelling to Bamberg by train.
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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!

Johannesburg Palast mit Fluss im Vordergrund

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.