Bavaria is Germany's largest
state and is located in the southern region of the country. There are resorts,
hotels and private rentals located throughout the state. The first step
is to decide which areas you most want to visit and plan an itinerary.
Then you can begin to decide on accommodations. A variety of choices are
available from the more affordable hotels to the more expensive resorts.
Information on hotels and other rentals can be found and reserved online.
Hotels and Dining
Bavaria is home to large
cities such as Munich and many
smaller resort towns as well. There is a range of vacation and accommodation
opportunities around the state. Smaller resort towns, such as Prien, are
smaller than Munich, but still offer plenty to do. Hotels, shops and restaurants
are all in walking distance from the train station. The same is true for
many resorts, bus services are offered to and from the resort to surrounding
attractions. If you plan to stay in the resort and use the bus service,
you may not need to rent a vehicle during your stay. If you want to branch
out and explore more of the surrounding areas of the region, or if you
just want the freedom to go on your own schedule, you may want to rent
There are thousands of restaurants
throughout Bavaria for dining. Schweinsbraten is a common food in most
places. This is a pork roast with dumplings and gravy. Fresh fish, such
as trout and salmon are common foods in the area and are served in most
restaurants. Bavaria is home to many beer halls that serve traditional
German cuisine with a variety of local beers.
Sightseeing in Bavaria
Bavaria is home to a few
castles you can explore. These were built by King Ludwig II. The castle
is ornate and resembles Versailles in Paris. The castle and surrounding
gardens are open for touring. The areas around the Herrenchiemsee castle
have plenty of activities, such as swimming, fishing, hiking, bicycling,
boating and windsurfing.
was intended to be a replica of Versailles. It has manicured gardens, elaborate
decorations and a hall of mirrors. The original plan called for seventy
rooms, but it was never finished. There are twenty rooms in the finished
part of the castle. Ludwig was declared mentally unfit to rule and was
removed from the throne before his plans could be carried out.
Bavarians Forest Zoo has
over 300 native animals in natural surroundings. You will see elks, bison,
water birds, birds of prey, owls, wild cats, deer, otters, badgers, cranes
and fish in the zoo. A main focus is on protecting endangered species,
research and preserving the natural habitat of the animals.
Bavaria is home to a wild
west theme park. Pullman city is located just north of Munich and has a
typical American wild west theme. The park features re-enactments of gun
fights, Indians and stage coaches. The main street area is complete with
plank sidewalks and clap board facades on replica buildings. It is reminiscent
of western towns commonly seen in the movies and old western television
The park has activities like
shooting galleries, music and rodeos. There are re-enactments of the American
Civil War at the park. Guests are often seen dressed up in cowboy or Indian
costumes, both adults and children. Lodging at the park includes hotels,
log cabins and even teepees. This allows guests to experience the wild
west all day in the park and at night as well.
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