The most beautiful destinations in the summer holidays

The perfect destinations for a day trip in Bavaria are often just a train ride away. So why not grab your favourite people and set off on a fascinating trip that is bound to turn your frown upside down!


The perfect destinations for a day trip in Bavaria are often just a train ride away. So why not grab your favourite people and set off on a fascinating trip that is bound to turn your frown upside down!

Bayerische Zugspitzbahn, wie sie den Berg hochfährt

With the Zugspitze railway to Germany's highest peak

A ride on the Zugspitze railway is an experience! It is one of only four cogwheel railways in Germany and takes you up Germany's highest mountain.
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The Zugspitzbahn (Zugspitze railway) snakes its way up the mountain starting in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. A little pit stop at the Eibsee lake is worth it: at 1,000 metres above sea level, it glitters blue-green in the sun. The 7.5-kilometre circular path around the lake is one of the most beautiful walks in Bavaria. Then it's back on the train to Zugspitzplatt (plateau of Zugspitze), and to the mountain peak either by cable car or on foot. At 2,962 metres, you can almost touch the sky over Bavaria – with the wonderful alpine landscape at your feet.

Treppe in einer Höhle

World of discovery on the Grünten in Burgberg in the Allgäu: Discover the world of mining

There is a long tradition of mining in the Allgäu. And for this reason an entire museum village has been dedicated to the "Erzgruben" (ore mines).
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Ore mining comes back to life here: In the museum village you can experience how ore was once extracted and exploited in the Allgäu, and watch the smithies hard at work. You’ll truly feel like a real miner on a guided tour through the ore mines. The tour is particularly popular on hot summer days, as it’s nice and cool underground.

Brombachsee mit Segelbooten

Beach holiday in the Franconian Lake District

Ramsberg on Lake Brombach doesn't just have the largest inland sailing port in Germany but also a sandy beach with a volleyball court.
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Looking to cool down, for fun in the water or to relax on a beach? No need to go to Italy, a day trip in Bavaria has all you need. You can splash around, sail, play beach volleyball, build sandcastles, ride a boat and much more in Ramsberg am Brombachsee.

Luftaufnahme des Fünf Seidla Steigs

Fünf-Seidla-Steig®: hike through the homeland of Franconia's speciality beers

Forests and fields, great beer and irresistible food: Franconian Switzerland is home to the Fünf-Seidla-Steig® hiking trail that takes you through a beautiful landscape as you visit local breweries.
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Go from beer to beer: a leisurely hike and an occasional cold, “Halbe” (half litre) of beer, called a “Seidla” in Franconia are a foolproof combination for the perfect summer’s day. The “Fünf-Seidla-Steig” (five Seidla trail) takes you past five different Franconian breweries and can easily be covered in a day. And of course, there will be enough time for thoroughly sampling the beers and enjoying the Franconian snacks!


Kletterwand mit Händen eines Kletterers

Franconian Switzerland – an El Dorado for climbers

Franconian Switzerland is a paradise for climbing enthusiasts and adventure seekers. The countless rock faces have routes for beginners, advanced levels, and experts.
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Germany’s most famous climbing area is located in Bavaria: 12,000 routes, numerous steep slopes, and 800 individual cliffs located in Franconian Switzerland are sure to make the hearts of each and every climber beat a bit faster. From beginner to professional, free climber to rope climber – everyone is guaranteed to find a way to the top.

Blick vom Donausteig Wanderweg auf die Donau

The "Donausteig": A walk through the city and through nature

The 6.8-kilometre "Donausteig" route starts at St. Stephens Cathedral in Passau, and is the perfect walk for occasional hikers.
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The "Donausteig" is a 450-kilometre long-distance hiking trail from Passau to Linz. In the first few kilometres, the route goes past the most important sights of the city of three rivers, and after a wonderful panoramic view over the Passau landscape, it is back to the town along the banks of the Ilz. Bring your day to a perfect end by relaxing and wandering through Passau old town.

Stadtszene aus Rothenburg ob der Tauber mit Fachwerkhaus

Time travel in the old town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Let yourself be enchanted by the historic flair of the old town on a walk through Rothenburg: the town centre attracts its visitors:inside with narrow half-timbered houses and numerous towers like something out of a fairytale.
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Historical drama, knight adventures or rather a Grimm fairy tale? Being in Rothenburg ob der Tauber feels like stumbling into a historical set. The old town is one of the most commonly photographed places in Bavaria. We wager that on your trip to this little town, you too will immediately reach for you camera once you see the charming gables and half-timbered houses.

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