A journey to the past – experience medieval Bavaria

Looking to travel back in time for a couple of hours? No problem. Here are the best travel destinations for a glimpse of Bavaria from many centuries back.

Would you like to learn about the history of Bavaria? Would you like to know how life was “back in the day” or are you simply looking for a trip destination that is a little bit different? These trip destinations allow you to dive into the medieval period and experience a whole new, “old” side to Bavaria.

Plassenburg castle: A foray through the history of Kulmbach

The former centre of power of the House of Hohenzollern has four museums, which provide a multi-faceted perspective into the history of the town

Anyone who has ever set foot in Kulmbach, or driven past it, is certain to have seen Plassenburg castle from a distance. It towers majestically above the little town and its 26,000 ... more

Museum of the Upper Main Region Foundation
Festungsberg 26
9532 Kulmbach

Plassenburg Castle Kulmbach

The artisans' yard in Nuremberg

Traditional crafts and culinary treats – Nuremberg has a place that brings these together.

Traditional crafts have experienced a renaissance at the Handwerkerhof artisans' yard in Nuremberg, a group of pretty half-timbered houses and picturesque passages by the city wall's Frauentor gate. The yard ... more

Handwerkerhof (artisan yard) in Nuremberg
Königstorgraben 9
90402 Nuremberg

Nearest station: Nuremberg main station

The Fränkisches Freilandmuseum Bad Windsheim (Franconian open-air museum Bad Windsheim)

Visiting the Fränkisches Freilandmuseum Bad Windsheim (Franconian open-air museum Bad Windsheim) is like going back in time. 700 years of Franconian social history is brought to life here. Regional varieties of fruits, ... more

Fränkisches Freilandmuseum Bad Windsheim (Franconian open-air museum Bad Windsheim)
Eisweiherweg 1
91438 Bad Windsheim

Nearest station: Bad Windsheim

Travel through time in the old town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Walking through the old town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber is like travelling back in time. Even today, the medieval centre with its narrow half-timbered houses, crooked streets and small bay windows ... more

Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Schweinsdorfer Straße 10
91541 Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Nearest station: Rothenburg o. d. Tauber

Blutenburg castle

A medieval fort, late Gothic beauty and a literary repository: Munich's lesser-known castle in the Obermenzing neighbourhood is lovely.

Along with Grünwald castle, the Blutenburg complex is one of only two medieval castles that still survive in Munich. Surrounded by greenery on the banks of the idyllic Würm river, ... more

Blutenburg Castle
Faistenlohenstraße 6
81247 Munich

Nearest station: München-Obermenzing

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