Jump off the train and straight onto your board – the best water sports activities in Bavaria

Fancy cooling off? You don't have to go to the sea to do that. Bavaria has plenty to offer in terms of refreshing places to visit.

Favourite haunts – 6 beautiful beer gardens in Bavaria

On a sunny day there's nothing better than sitting in a beer garden with a cool beer and a snack. And the best thing – you can leave the car behind when visiting these six spots. Cheers!

A dinosaur in the museum, or the history of a friendship

A rucksack full of riches: a priceless day out in Passau

Anna, Tim and Max have known each other since kindergarten. Now they regularly tour their home state of Bavaria together by train. When their trip is done, they always have souvenirs to remind them of the place they've visited, the journey and the things they did that day. Their latest destination: Passau.

Seeing Augsburg's sights with childhood friends

Be it books, theatre or museums, Tim could never get enough of stories and history even when he was a child. Today, he brings his childhood friends Anna and Max on a tour of the cultural and culinary highlights of Augsburg, the town he now calls home.

Anna's tips for seeing Munich with friends

Anna knows Bavaria's capital like the back of her hand. Adventures, cultural experiences or a day in the great outdoors: when Anna's friends Tim and Max come to visit, there's always a lot to do, and a lot of fun to be had.

Max's culture trip through Nuremberg

Even when he was a kid, Max was mad about caves and dinosaurs. When his oldest friends Anna and Tim come to visit, it's no surprise that they want to explore the subterranean side of Nuremberg.

A rucksack full of riches: memories of Bamberg

Anna, Tim and Max have known each other since kindergarten. Now they regularly tour their home state of Bavaria together by train. When their trip is done, they always have souvenirs to remind them of the place they've visited, the journey and the things they did that day. Their latest destination: Bamberg.

A rucksack full of riches: keepsakes from Starnberg and Bernried

Anna, Tim and Max have known each other since kindergarten. Now they regularly tour their home state of Bavaria together by train. When their trip is done, they always have souvenirs to remind them of the place they've visited, the journey and the things they did that day. Their latest destination: Lake Starnberg.

Do It Yourself! Creative and anything but conventional: take a look at hands-on activities all around Bavaria

Calling all DIY fans: these destinations let you get as inventive as you want.

Bayreuth's wealth of sights makes it a great place to visit.

Bayreuth's wealth of sights makes it a great place to visit.

A beautiful backdrop for a busy visit to Bamberg

Quick trip to Bamberg: spend the day sightseeing in the old town, and spend the evening sampling local cuisine.

Small sights with a big wow factor

What do the Töppler tower house, Meisengeige café-cinema and Lili Chapeau theatre all have in common? They might not be big, but what they offer visitors is more than impressive.

University town of Würzburg – daytrip ideas for one of the ten most liveable cities in Germany

The university town of Würzburg lies in the heart of Bavaria's wine-growing region and offers a blend of historical charm and modern appeal.

Learn about the lives of Bavaria's famous sons and daughters

Fairytale kings, musicians and artists – Bavaria has always produced colourful and famous people. Museums, exhibitions and tours help you find out more about them.

Breakfast Club – five breakfasts for connoisseurs

Perfect if you're not a morning person – getting up in the morning is much easier if you've got a breakfast at these gorgeous places to look forward to. So climb out of bed and get yourself to the station!

5 questions for philosopher Daniel Tyradellis

What is friendship and how important are joint experiences?

Indoor sport and fun

Rain, cold or just don’t feel like going outside? Your next indoor adventure is only a train ride away.

Hang tough: climbing in Bavaria

When it comes to climbing and bouldering, concentration plays an important role alongside strength and technique. This is why these types of sports are ideal for freeing the mind. Bavaria offers a selection of activities for those with a head for heights.

11 reasons to finally go travelling with friends again

In our stressful everyday lives, it's hard to make the time to travel with friends. But there are of plenty of good reasons why you should.

A trip to the Ammergau Alps with friends

Travelling with loved ones – two sisters from Bavaria take their best friends hiking in the Ammergau Alps.

4 fitness trails for beginners and experts

The fitness trail trend is enjoying a well-deserved comeback.

Sport with a fun factor

Everyone that likes trying something new when it comes to sport will be in their element with these trips

City trip to Nuremberg for insiders

Far away from the tourist highlights, the second largest city in Bavaria has lots to offer – from fascinating history to fun at the lake.

Taking a beer hike through Franconia

Glorious nature, exercise and beer. Franconia brings all of these three wonderful things together in one place.

Food for if you're feeling brave

Are you looking for something other than roast pork, pasta and pizza? Here are a couple of exciting alternatives – they might take some stomaching at first but they will be sure to reward you with some unforgettable culinary experiences.

Beer tour through Upper Franconia – with 5 stops

Beer buddies often find it difficult to agree on where to go on their next trip in the region with the highest density of breweries. But be sure not to miss any of these.

Bavarian specialities

Be warned – these trip tips may not be to vegetarians' tastes. Because it's all about sausages here – whether they're fried, smoked or boiled, there's something for everyone. A culinary journey from north to south.

5 quirky courses – from a beer diploma to a Weißwurst (traditional white Bavarian sausage) seminar

There's always something new to know – for example, that learning can be really fun.

4 ideas for extraordinary stag and hen dos by rail

Your best friend is tying the knot soon? Your oldest mate is getting hitched shortly? It goes without saying that you have to organise them a party. 

Beer tour through Upper Franconia – with five stops

Cheers! This year we are celebrating 500 years of the German Beer Purity Law. Reason enough to take a beer trip.

Munich for insiders – exclusive tips for your second visit

The Olympic Park, Hofbräuhaus brewery, Viktualienmarkt food market – there are some places in Munich that everyone knows. The Bavarian capital has more to offer though.

Hiking in Bavaria

Get away from the rat race, take in the healthy mountain air and enjoy breathtaking views – the Bavarian mountains attract hiking experts and casual mountaineers alike. There's nowhere better for relaxing than on the peak.

7 restaurant tips at Bavaria's stations

Waiting for the train and your belly starts rumbling? No problem. The food is a lot better around Bavarian stations than you might think. 

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