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.

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.

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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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.  

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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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.

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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German Toy Museum in Sonnenberg

Visiting the town on the southern border of the Thuringian Forest is bound to make your children’s eyes light up! There is much to see at the German Toy Museum in Sonneberg!

Visiting the town on the southern border of the Thuringian Forest is bound to make your children’s eyes light up! There is much to see at the German Toy Museum in Sonneberg!

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Trips

World-class skiing in the small Allgäu town of Ofterschwang
The small ski resort of Ofterschwang is located in Sonthofen,...
Kempten–Immenstadt–Lindau: Insider's tip for wonderful railway...
Our insider's tip for picturesque railway journeys will lead...
Tubing: down the Isar towards Munich
Tubes away! Go tubing and float along the Isar river in an...
Go on a barefoot hike in the mountains: get back to nature
Cast aside your shoes and socks and treat your senses to a...
Army Museum at the New Castle in Ingolstadt
The castle, sometimes called "Die Neue Veste", already merits...
Wild birds in Olching
You can see about 500 birds from all over the world in...
The Altmühltalweg trail
Spectacular and blissfully convenient: The "Altmühltalweg"...
Floating on water in Würzburg
Lift some weight off your shoulders: Relax in an open-air,...
Your 12-stop ticket to ice cream bliss: The "True&12" ice-...
True&12 in Munich always serve twelve different flavours...
Augsburg cathedral and the Hofgarten park
Art history, stained glass and a gorgeous garden: there's so...
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