Lebkuchen hearts on sale at Bavaria's Christmas Markets

Seasonal Foods at Bavaria’s Christmas Markets

Sampling Bavaria’s hearty food and world famous beer is an important part of any tourist itinerary and there’s no better time to indulge than the festive season. From traditional sausages to delicious sweet treats, here are some of the best seasonal foods to look out for at Bavaria’s Christmas Markets.

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December 10, 2014 by
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Skiing from Munich

Winter Sports in Munich

Think of winter in Bavaria and you probably think of the enchanting Neuschwanstein Castle covered with snow, a medieval village glittering with fairy lights or sipping mulled wine at a Christmas market, but Germany’s southernmost state is also a hotspot for snow activities and there are plenty of opportunities for winter sports in and around Munich.

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November 26, 2014 by
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Munich’s Tollwood Winter Festival

Munich’s Tollwood winter festival. Photo courtesy of fhgitarre via Flickr.

Held every year since 1991 and drawing upwards of 600,000 visitors, Munich’s Tollwood Winter Festival is one of the city’s biggest festive events, running from late November up to New Year’s Eve. Held on the Oktoberfest grounds of Theresienwiese, the focal point of events is the huge Tollwood Christmas Market, but the vibrant festival is much more than just a market, with dozens of dramatically illuminated tents spread through out the grounds and a series of shows, activities and entertainment lasting throughout December.

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November 12, 2014 by
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Bavaria’s Most Beautiful Architecture

Linderhof Castle, Bavaria

With its sweeping landscapes, whimsically painted houses and fairytale castles, traveling through Bavaria unveils one story-book scene after another, and there’s no denying that this is one of Germany’s most architecturally rich regions. From the medieval villages along the Romantic Road to the futuristic monuments and museums of Munich, here’s your guide to Bavaria’s most beautiful architecture.

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October 29, 2014 by
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Autumn Things to Do in Munich

Neuschwanstein Castle, Munich in autumn

With still favorable weather and falling prices, autumn is the ideal time to visit Munich, and it’s an atmospheric time to be in the city, with the city’s parks blanketed with colored leaves, beer halls serving hearty delicacies like Spanferkel (suckling pig) and Knödel (dumpling), and museums and galleries unveiling new temporary exhibitions.

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October 15, 2014 by
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Munich’s Best Views

Olympic Tower, Munich

With its jumble of medieval townhouses, towering church spires and grand palaces, Munich’s skyline is teeming with impressive landmarks and the city’s strict building height limitations have left the views unmarred by unsightly skyscrapers and office blocks. Of course the best observation points are up high, so put on your walking shoes and climb one of these top monuments in search of Munich’s best views.

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September 17, 2014 by
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