Ein rotes rundes Glas beim Glasblasen

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.

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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.

Holzschnitzerei mit Holzspänen und Werkzeug daneben

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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Brauner geflochtener Korb in Detailansicht von unten

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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Ein rotes, rundes Glas beim Glasblasen

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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Unterschiedliches Holzspielzeug im gedimmten Licht auf einem Tisch

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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Basket city Lichtenfels
Nearest station: Lichtenfels Marktplatz 10
96215 Lichtenfels
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