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Free State of Bavaria - Travel Destination
As a traditional site for family vacations, Bavaria is the most popular
holiday center in the Federal Republic of Germany. Bavaria
is Germany's largest and oldest state. Bavaria is the most fancied state
in Germany for purposes of travel, tourism, and vacationing. Its sceneries and
cultural riches, the favorable price-to-service ratio and the traditional
Bavarian hospitality are the advantages appreciated by the innumerable
visitors from Germany and abroad. Traditionally most foreign tourists
come from the USA, followed by the Netherlands, Japan, Italy and Austria.
Bavaria lies in the heart of Europe. Brussels, Milan, Vienna, Budapest,
Prague, Paris, Rome or Zurich are all only a short journey from Bavaria.
No wonder the Free State has become one of the most important air, railway
and road junctions in Europe.
Bavaria with its four tourist regions
of Allgaeu/Bavarian Swabia, Franconia, Upper Bavaria and East Bavaria
presents itself as the ideal all-the-year round holiday countryfor travellers. Unique
in its diversity, Bavaria offers a wide variety of scenic
beauty with air that is healthy and nature-intact, a cultural wealth
of European standing, exclusive opportunities for sports in every season
of the year, famous health resorts and spas, a wealth of cultural monuments.
As an outstanding European country with an ancient national heritage Bavaria
possesses over 900 museums. Bavaria's old towns and cities have also become
museums. They just offer the delightful chance to escape from modern life
for a while. As an example, Swabia possesses one of the world's attractions
which holds a magic appeal for millions of people: the fairy-tale castle
which King Ludwig II of Bavaria built to fulfil his dream.
Every autumn from late September till early October Bavaria hosts Oktoberfest,
the glorious beer celebration. 7 million visitors make Oktoberfest the
greatest and most famous festival in the world.
The homely Bavarian cooking ranges from substantial, hearty meals to
culinary specialties. Many tasty dishes are prepared from what Bavaria's
forests, its rivers and lakes have to offer. Venison ragout, mushrooms
with potato pancakes or poached carp are but a few of these delicacies.
Truly the best website to start exploration of Bavaria is www.bayern.de.
It contains virtually every bit of info on this Land and travel opportunities.
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