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Steeped in tradition – discover arts and crafts in Bavaria


Whether you're looking for an unusual souvenir or are wanting to let your creative juices flow and design something yourself – these four places are renowned for their arts and crafts tradition – and can be reached conveniently by rail.

Wood carving course in Oberammergau

The work of Oberammergau wood carvers was admired as far back as the 16th century. Today, you can take a wood carving course there.
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Learn to weave at the Lichtenfels Korbmarkt (basket market)

The little town situated on the Upper Main river is the wicker capital of Germany. If you would like to weave your own basket, you can learn from the local artisans.  
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Visit the Glasmuseum Passau glass museum

The Bavarian Forest is a region known for glass blowing, and Passau was the centre of this trade for centuries. The glass museum is proof of this.
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Sonneberg Toy Museum

In the town on the southern edge of the Thuringian Forest, children's eyes sparkle: there is much to marvel at in the Sonneberg Toy Museum.
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Wood carving course
Nearest station: Oberammergau Othmar-Weis-Straße 5
82487 Oberammergau
Alle Ziele

Even though your intention may be to have a gentle stroll, you'll find that your pace will... Nature, culture and enjoyment await you in the Haßberge Nature Park! Sun-drenched vineyards and... Bamberg. A town often referred to as "Franconian Rome". The alias has its origins in the seven... A hike in Iffeldorf around the Caribbean-blue Easter Lakes with a dreamlike mountain panorama - for... As free as a bird: Book a tandem flight over the Blomberg and just relax while your experienced... As soon as the first snow falls on the mountains, the Allgäu turns into a skier's paradise. Around... This 73-kilometre tour challenges and inspires you at the same time. The route leads over the... A hint of Alsace is just a short train trip away: simply visit Bamberg. The town in northern... Lovers of cross-country skiing can enjoy themselves in the shadow of Germany's highest mountain:... The hour-long hike takes you along the Schutzengelweg culture trail all the way up to...