Germany - Bavaria / Mittenwald
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Mittenwald viewed from the Karwendel cable carBavaria is a federal state in the southeast of Germany. It the largest, richest and in my opinion also the most beautiful one in Germany - a travel destinaion as one could wish for. The Bavarians love sociability and they are good hosts.

Numerous tourist attractions as well as charming vacation spots and resorts offer entertainment, relaxation and a multitude of leisure activities, such as mountaineering, hiking, skiing, sailing, swimming etc. and make the country a favourite destination for tourists from around the world  in every season.

The countryside presents picturesque landscapes with fruitful plains and gentle highlands up to high mountains. Within the Bavarian Alps there is the highest peak of Germany, the Zugspitze - one of the greatest attractions. River cruises on the Danube and the Main as well as vast forests and numerous scenic lakes, such as Lake Constance, Königssee, Chiemsee or Lake Starnberg are further popular destinations.

neuschwanstein-castle The biggest cities are Munich, Nuremberg, Augsburg and Regensburg, but there are many other wellknown ones like Bamberg and Bayreuth.

The most renowned sight in Bavaria certainly is Neuschwanstein, the fairytale castle, built by king Ludwig II from 1869 to 1880.

Munich Hofbräuhaus


A cultural highlight, which takes place every year in the city of Munich, is the "Oktoberfest" (October Festival or Festival of Beer), which ever again attracts millions of visitors from all over the world.

Partnach-Gorge near

Bavaria Partnach Gorge
You also should not miss to visit the enchanting city of Mittenwald at the foot of the North Tirol Alps, which J. W. v. Goethe very aptly named a "living picture book", because of its elaborately painted houses and picturesque scenery. It makes you feel like in a fairy tale.
The city is located at the old trade route of the Romans over the Brenner and was first mentioned in 1080 as "in media silvia". Mittenwald is known for its brightly coloured houses and its violin-making history, which is illustrated in the centrally located violin making museum. West of the village, forest paths lead past the Lautersee and the Laintal waterfall. In the northwest is the Hohe Kranzberg with hiking trails and viewpoints.

Do you know the so called “Lueftlmalerei” (lueftl painting)? It is a artistic decoration of facades with paintings in fresco technique, painted on the damp plaster. In this way the paintings keep in good shape over many years. They are amazing elaborate and mainly show religious motives. It's a real pleasure, to walk through the streets and most refreshing for mind and soul.

Mittenwald home Mittenwald fresco Mittenwald city view
Mittenwald church Mittenwlad fresco 2 Mittenwald street view Mittenwald fresco 3


Fairytale castle Neuschwanstein
Oktoberfest Munich - beer festival


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