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Things to Do in Summer in Bavaria

With huge crowds descending on Germany’s southernmost state and prices at their highest, summer might not be the best choice for those short on time or money, but with long, sunny days and a host of seasonal festivities, it’s still one of the most atmospheric time to visit. From touring the region’s famous beer gardens to soaking up the idyllic scenery, here are some ideas for things to do in summer in Bavaria.

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July 23, 2014 by
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Visiting Lake Starnberg from Munich. Photo courtesy of HalvarTV via Flickr.

Visiting Lake Starnberg from Munich

Ringed with alpine villages and rolling lakelands, there are ample opportunities to escape the urban heat this summer in Bavaria and visiting Lake Starnberg from Munich has become a popular pastime for both locals and tourists. Bavaria’s second-largest lake (after Lake Chiemsee), Starnberg is just 30 minutes from Munich by S-Bahn train and makes a top choice for a day trip, but with plenty to see and do around the lakeside, it’s also a worthwhile holiday destination in its own right.

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July 9, 2014 by
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Munich’s Coolest Bars

Grab a cocktail at one of Munich's coolest bars. Photo courtesy of Sam Howzit via Flickr

With such an abundance of historic beer halls, summer beer gardens and beer festivals, you’d be forgiven for thinking that there’s only one option for drinking in Munich, but whether you’re a non-beer drinker or just looking for a change of scenery, the Bavarian capital also boasts a wide selection of bars. From sleek cocktail bars to award-winning whisky caverns; here’s our pick of Munich’s coolest bars.

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June 25, 2014 by
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10 Things You Can Only Do in Munich

Bavarian breakfast of Weisswurst and beer. Photo courtesy of Razvan Orendovici via Flickr.

From downing a 1-liter stein of beer in a traditional beer garden to dressing up in a dirndl or lederhosen, there are plenty of quintessential Bavarian experiences to be enjoyed in the state capital, but if you really want to show off to your friends back home, here are some of the things you can only do in Munich.

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June 11, 2014 by
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Shopping on Munich’s Maximilianstrasse

Munich's Maximilianstrasse. Photo courtesy of Rob Faulkner via Flickr.

As one of Munich’s four royal avenues, named after King Maximilien II of Bavaria, Maximilianstrasse bears one of the city’s most exclusive zip codes, lined with opulant five-star hotels, art galleries, high-end designer boutiques and grand neoclassical and Jugendstil buildings. While shopping on Munich’s Maximilianstrasse is not a recommended pastime for those on a budget, even window-shopping is a treat, as the street is home to the flagship stores of some of the biggest names in fashion.

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May 28, 2014 by
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Best Souvenirs of Munich and Bavaria

Traditional Bavarian dirndl and lederhosen. Photo courtesy of catlovers via Flickr.

You might not be able to bring back a crate of beer and sausages, but there are still plenty of uniquely German souvenirs to remind you of your travels. From distinctive handicrafts to the ubiquitous giant beer mug – here are 5 of the best souvenirs of Munich and Bavaria.

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May 14, 2014 by
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