Think museum visits are tedious? No way, there's plenty of exciting things to see in Bavaria and you can learn about history, industry and the customs of the region from completely different perspectives. You can find the six most unusual destinations here:

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

Visiting the Franconian open-air museum is like going back in time. 700 years of Franconian social history is brought to life here.

Visiting the Franconian open-air museum is like going back in time. 700 years of Franconian social history is brought to life here.

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The Pfefferminzmuseum (peppermint museum) in Eichenau

The little Upper Bavarian community of Eichenau was famous in Europe for its excellent mint for a long time.

The little Upper Bavarian community of Eichenau was famous in Europe for its excellent mint for a long time.

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The snuff factory in Regensburg

Although the Regensburg snuff factory has not produced any snuff since 1998, it still smells wonderfully aromatic.

Although the Regensburg snuff factory has not produced any snuff since 1998, it still smells wonderfully aromatic.

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The Levi Strauss Museum in Buttenheim

Are jeans American? No, sirree, this popular garment has its roots in Upper Franconia.

Are jeans American? No, sirree, this popular garment has its roots in Upper Franconia.

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The Jagdmuseum hunting museum in Mühldorf

There is a very special type of hunting museum right on Mühldorf town square. It is called “MUSSeum” because according to its curator, Hans Kotter, it is a must-see (“muss” being the German word for “must”).

There is a very special type of hunting museum right on Mühldorf town square. It is called “MUSSeum” because according to its curator, Hans Kotter, it is a must-see (“muss” being the German word for “must”).

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The Air Museum in Amberg

The Air Museum in Engelsburg castle in Amberg features air that you can hear, see and touch, spread out over three floors totalling 650 square metres.

The Air Museum in Engelsburg castle in Amberg features air that you can hear, see and touch, spread out over three floors totalling 650 square metres.

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Trips

Have a feast and relax in the Englischer Garten
When it's sunny, people from all nationalities flock to the...
Visit Little Red Riding Hood at the Märchenwald (fairy tale fo...
Lots of playing and climbing facilities, a fairy tale train...
A snack at the Hofbräukeller in Munich
Here is the heart of Munich. Hearty Bavarian cuisine, cosy...
Villa Stuck: Art and leisure in Munich
Insider's tip for art enthusiasts: Villa Stuck was built by...
Science fiction: Laser Quest in Würzburg
Ever wished that you could beam yourself into a video game?...
A knight's playground: for the little lords and ladies of the...
A medieval playground: On a day out to the "King's nook"...
Country views: Pappenheim Castle
The sweeping view across the Altmühl valley from the castle...
Flake: The Viking village in Kochel am See
A place where "strong men" live: This is where the children's...
Mountain meadow trail to the Füssener Hütte cabin near Musau (...
The Füssener Hütte cabin features deer antlers on the...
The Flederwisch museum is where the past really comes to life
Find out about long-lost crafts and technology: it's like...
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