Excursions for the small purse: Even with a small budget you can explore the most beautiful sides of Bavaria. Either completely for free or for little money: We have put together excursion destinations for you that are definitely easy on your wallet. Explore either on your own or with your friends or the whole family the state of Bavaria. You can already save money on your journey: The Bayern-Ticket offers affordable options for a day trip alone or in a group: for 25 euros, you can travel throughout Bavaria; per passenger, the Bayern-Ticket costs only seven euros more. With five travelers, each pays only 10.60 euros for a full day of rail travel on regional services in Bavaria.
Start the day's excursion with your own snack
Restaurant visits are expensive. Our tip for an inexpensive excursion: Take your own snack with you. From homemade bread rolls to small snacks for in between. Pack your own travel provisions and save money on restaurant meals. Here you will find tips for a perfect snack. Because with the right food and drink, which you take directly in your backpack, you are well equipped for your day trip.
The Camino de Santiago in the middle of Bavaria: A stretch of the popular pilgrimage route is located in the north of our Bavarian state. For rail travelers, the route from Marktschorgast to Bayreuth (24 km) is ideal for a one-day stage. The hike through the beautiful landscape is prominently signposted with the pilgrim's shell. For an inexpensive trip, these are suitable in the truest sense of the word: because the principle of the Way of St. James is to concentrate on the essentials and to practice self-renunciation.
Pilgrimage route – from Hof to Nuremberg
You can follow in the footsteps of the Romans in the small Middle Franconian town of Weißenburg - in a very interactive way. Its direct location on the Limes World Heritage Site makes Weißenburg an absolute Roman stronghold. Discover the Roman thermal baths, for example, and examine the extremely well-preserved bathing facilities of the Romans for reasonable admission prices - there is a separate ticket for families. A highlight in the area around Weißenburg, which is only a short bus ride away: the Roman Experience Trail in Burgsalach. At eleven stations, they can interactively discover the world of the Romans. In addition, young and old can discover a replica Roman tower! There is no entrance fee for the adventure trail. Those who are looking for eventful and inexpensive excursions profit twice.
An open-air fitness studio with no admission fee: In the middle of the Bad Wörishofen forest, fitness enthusiasts and those who like to move around can work out at 20 different stations. On the 2.5-kilometer circular trail, you can put your strength and stamina to the test - or simply try out a wide variety of exercises, such as balancing, together with friends or family. Bad Wörishofen keeps visitors fit not only thanks to the Trimm-dich trail, but the well-known Kneipp facilities also whet the appetite for exercise. In the town center alone, there are a total of 24 Kneipp facilities.
The Fuggerei in Augsburg is considered a city within the city: surrounded by a city wall and three gates, there are 67 houses and 142 apartments. Jakob Fugger, a member of the well-known merchant family, founded the social housing estate in the 15th century for needy fellow citizens. The annual rent is still 0.88 euros per apartment. For an entrance fee of 6.50 euros - children and young people up to the age of 18 pay only 2 euros - you can explore the Fuggerei and its beautiful terraced housing estates and see, among other things, an originally furnished apartment in the last house still in its original state. A great and inexpensive excursion in Bavaria!
The 500-year-old Fuggerei: the world's oldest surviving social housing is located in Augsburg
When it comes to inexpensive excursions in Bavaria, this city must not be missed as a tip. Winding alleys meet small oriels and turrets: In the old town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber, you will embark on a journey through time. The small Franconian town impresses with its medieval charm. With the town wall, the historic town hall and the castle garden with its sculptures, you will feel as if you are in a medieval museum - and there is no entrance fee. An absolute highlight is the Plönlein, a narrow half-timbered house that served as a model for the birthplace of the children's book character Pinocchio.
Time travel in the old town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber
The sight of the majestic rock formation "Twelve Apostles" is the crowning glory of the family hike through the Altmühltal. The Middle Franconian section of the Altmühltal Panorama Trail is one of the most beautiful on the route. See for yourself.