The 10 Best Things to Do in Bavaria, Germany

December 15, 2017 Toi Mattera

Bavaria in Germany, from Europe region, is best know for Bodies of Water. Discover best things to do in Bavaria with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!

1. English Garden

80538 Munich, Bavaria, Germany +49 89 38666390
Excellent
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4.5 based on 14 reviews

English Garden

Very popular scenic park, more internaitonal than its name would suggest, it contains a Greek temple, Chinese pagoda and Japanese tea house.

Reviewed By Li K - Munich, Germany

English Garden has so many nice - and various - sights and atmospheres. You need hours to grab them all and every time the experience is different. The sights are: the surfers´Eisbachwelle in the South, the temple-like round pavillon Monopteros on a steep hill, the impressive wooden tower Chinesischer Turm with restaurant and large beer garden and the classic style Seehaus, restaurant and beer garden at the small Kleinhesseloher See. These sights are scattered beween large lawns and massive trees, traced by curved ways and a small rivet with mossed rocks and small Bridges. The English Garden extends to the North far beyond the city limits and gets less groomed and more natural, partly nearly wild.

2. Neuschwanstein Castle

Neuschwansteinstrasse 20, 87645 Hohenschwangau, Bavaria, Germany +49 8362 939880
Excellent
66%
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4.5 based on 14 reviews

Neuschwanstein Castle

Yet another of the eccentric King Ludwig II's magnificently odd architectural creations.

Reviewed By Shavindra S

Had the privilege of visiting this castle a few weeks back. A truly incredible experience, with architectural feat to marvel at. An absolute fairytale castle, truly from the storybooks! A must see if ever in Munich. Keep aside a full day to travel to and from this castle if travelling from Munich. And book in advance if interested in the castle tour!

3. Theater der Schatten

Katharinenkapelle | Domplatz, 96047 Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany +49 951 2976200
Excellent
99%
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5 based on 146 reviews

Theater der Schatten

Reviewed By Fabian B

Fantastic experience! The actor was great, giving a very comprising overview of Bamberg's history. Very entertaining

4. Old Town

91541, Rothenburg, Bavaria, Germany +49 9861 404800
Excellent
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5 based on 2 reviews

Old Town

Rothenburg has made a concerted effort to preserve its medieval heritage, and Old Town reflects the historic fruits of this labor.

Reviewed By Joe C - San Antonio, Texas

Beautiful walled city in Germany took on a special flare on a rainy day with the evening lights reflecting off the cobblestone pavement. The old city inside the walls was a magical walk through time although the stores offered beautiful items from today. Be sure to try one of the many bakeries and the meat markets which had a wonderful variety of delectable meats. Only wish we had more time to explore. Disappointed that one of the scenic entry towers from the brochures had a large white tent blocking the scenic view during the holiday season.

5. Obersee

83471 Schoenau am Koenigssee, Bavaria, Germany
Excellent
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5 based on 92 reviews

Obersee

Reviewed By Jpt68 - Zurich, Switzerland

Although accompanied by what felt like half of Bavaria, this is a lovely spot and well worth the little effort required to walk around the lake to the little cafe at the far end selling raw milk products and of course beer. Many beautiful views and lovely clear water for a swim on a hot day.

6. Hell Valley

Hammersbach | parking at Hammersbach, 82491 Grainau, Bavaria, Germany +49 8821 8895
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5 based on 187 reviews

Hell Valley

Reviewed By Leon Z - Drunen, The Netherlands

We did this tour today when it was not so hot. The climb to get to the attraction takes about 1 hour. There you can have a drink before paying your entry fee and then one can walk further uphill over stairs and footpaths along the waterfall between two huge Mountains. Sometimes you walk alongside the water, sometimes through covered corridors carved out of the rocks. It takes about half an hour to arrive at the top and then one can either return the same way or use an even longer route. Not for people with bad feet or legs. It's steep and sometimes difficult although the rating says "easy". Nevertheless when you have 3 hours and a good condition, it's a must-do activity.

7. Maria de Victoria Church

Neubaustr. 1 Offnungszeiten, 85049 Ingolstadt, Bavaria, Germany +49 841 17518
Excellent
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5 based on 124 reviews

Maria de Victoria Church

Reviewed By Asta365 - Kent, Texas

The church of Maria de Victoria, also known as the Asam Kirche, is a stunning baroque church. Expecting a church more like the Asam Kirche in Munich which focuses more on these artisans' Baroque plasterwork, I was surprised to find a study in perspective in this medium size church. Confronted with a set of design challenges in what is basically a rectangular church, the brothers worked out a set of multiple perspective points that makes a celestial vision absolutely pop out at the viewer. This is coupled with clever plasterwork along the edges of the ceiling which integrate it with the walls to smoothly transition their work into the plain walls. The altar is a nice baroque composition, but the "professors" Seating along the walls of this Jesuit church are extremely well crafted.
In the the small treasury in the back of the church there is a magnificent monstrance made in Augsburg that commemorates the Battle of Leponto. While such a warlike scene that is somewhat jarring when seen on such a religious article, I guess it's understandable after such a significant turning point in the then-ongoing war against Islamic expansion. In a somewhat similar vein, the warrior-leader Tilly's crucifix in silver and ivory is also kept in the treasury.
Admission is €3. I was allowed to use the English language guidebook to guide my visit. There really is no parking close to the church, but it is a short walk from the large public parking lots. The docents at the church were friendly.

82467 Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, Germany +49 8821 3167
Excellent
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Partnachklamm

Reviewed By Alan F - Bournemouth, United Kingdom

This is a very exciting experience in winter when the ice is well established. It can get very busy and congested. There is a small fee at the entrance. Note that there are no toilet facilities once you enter the gorge. You need waterproof shoes and a camera. At its best in February/March if you want to see the best ice formations.

9. National Park center

Hanielstrasse 7 | At the beginning of the Hirschbichltales, 83486 Berchtesgaden, Bavaria, Germany +49 8652 979060
Excellent
86%
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5 based on 372 reviews

National Park center

Germany's only Alpine National Park Lofty, wild and majestic, "King" Watzmann (2713m) reigns over the Berchtesgadener Land as he surveys his kingdom: Berchtesgaden National Park. High Mountains, deep Valleys and crystal-clear alpine streams define this protected area bordering Austria. "Allow nature to remain in its natural state" is the motto of Germany’s only Alpine National Park. Berchtesgaden National Park is located in the southeast of Germany, in Bavaria and adjoining the Austrian Salzburg region. Founded in 1978, the park includes an area of 210 square kilometres and is owned by the federal state of Bavaria. In addition, the park is the core and buffer zone of the biosphere reserve Berchtesgadener Land.

Reviewed By Venus F - Munich

Jennerbahn has so much to offer. We came back twice in three days! And it has become the highlight of our trip in Berchtesgaden.
Cable car with ever changing views overcame my fear of heights. The slow ride up to the top could be intimidating for someone afraid of heights like me. But the changing view at different height provided a timely distraction. And the slow pace made it perfect to snap plenty of photos.
Panoramic, magnificent views at the top. The Watzmann along with the surrounding alps was just breathtaking. Plenty to walk around at the top station with a short walk up to the peak Jenner. Route #12: Gipfelweg that offers a view down to the Königssee. Do heed the road condition. There's some frost when we walked up and it's slippery at some area of the route. It's the end of October.
Hiking galore! Many hiking routes for different fitness levels. And plenty of routes starting from the middle station. We rode the cable car to the top station and took route#3 Mitterkaserweg. It's indeed a beautiful descent from the top station, rather steep at times. But one is rewarded with great views along the route, including the starting point for the parasailing. Have a cup of hot Hugo at the Mitterkaseralm and take in the other side of the Alpine views. The route is straightforward and there are signs for directions too.
I can't wait for my next visit to Jennerbahn! More hiking route to explore!

10. Old Town

Regensburg, Bavaria, Germany +49-941-507-4410-4411-4412
Excellent
71%
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4.5 based on 796 reviews

Old Town

Reviewed By roy v - Traralgon, Australia

We are staying right in theOld Town and it certainly is the place to stay to get the feel of what Regensburg has to offer.
The amount of historic churches and other medieval building is terrific. Great museums around every corner and traditional places to eat every where you look..
What a history there is here to discover, way back to the Romans.
Would not stay else where we are loving it .

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