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Steeped in tradition – discover arts and crafts in Bavaria

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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.
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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.  
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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.
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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!
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Wood carving course
Nearest station: Oberammergau Othmar-Weis-Straße 5
82487 Oberammergau
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In the ski resort Garmisch-Classic, you can wear yourself flat out on 40 kilometres of ski pistes,... From zero to nearly 200 metres in 30 seconds: that’s how fast the lift in the Olympiaturm... Old vehicles, modern technology and exciting facts – the Deutsche Bahn Museum in Nuremberg is... First it's a comfortable climb to the top, and then it's full pelt back down again: The... The castle, sometimes called "Die Neue Veste", already merits a visit just for its sheer size and... "Das Kranzbach" is much more than just a hotel with fitness facilities. Thanks to its elaborate... This magnificent twelve-kilometre trail follows the river Naab and leads across the Danube to...