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Upper Bavaria

4.5
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Bodies of Water
Upper Bavaria is a colorful, unparalleled patchwork of rolling hills, extensive plains, powerful rivers, and almost 200 lakes. The region is steeped in history and tradition. It's home to many mysterious dark forests, picturesque meadows, winding roads, and jagged mountain peaks. Upper Bavaria seems to possess that atmosphere of magic usually reserved for fairy tales. This is a land of festivals--never more so than in late summer and early fall. Then, the weather is at its most favorable, and the beer gardens are in full swing. The folks living in this region are known for having a good balance of hard work, socializing, and relaxing. You can explore the cities and their popular attractions on foot or by car, such as Munich's Bavarian National Museum and Konigsplatz. However, to absorb the local culture of the rural areas, do your sightseeing by bicycle. Then you can take advantage of the seemingly endless network of bike trails crisscrossing the countryside. Find what you're looking for from your Upper Bavaria holiday, by planning the whole thing with us using our handy Germany trip builder.
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Places to visit in Upper Bavaria

Munich Trip planner BEST FOR: Landmark, Specialty Museum, Water Body Schwangau Trip planner BEST FOR: Castle, Spa, Water Body Garmisch-Partenkirchen Trip planner BEST FOR: Mountain, Wildlife Area, Ski Area Berchtesgaden Trip planner BEST FOR: Lookout, Historic Site, National Park Dachau Trip planner BEST FOR: Historic Site, Castle, Architectural Building

Popular things to do in Upper Bavaria

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Deutsches Museum ©
Science Museum
Deutsches Museum Munich
4.2
Duration: 4 hours
Marienplatz ©
Landmark
Marienplatz Munich
4.7
Duration: 1 hour
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Historic Site
Nymphenburg Palace Munich
4.5
Duration: 3 hours
BMW Welt ©
Specialty Museum
BMW Welt Munich
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Upper Bavaria

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Munich Residenz ©
Specialty Museum
Munich Residenz Munich
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
Alte Pinakothek ©
Art Museum
Alte Pinakothek Munich
4.5
Duration: 3 hours
BMW Museum ©
Specialty Museum
BMW Museum Munich
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
Museum Brandhorst ©
Specialty Museum
Museum Brandhorst Munich
3.9
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Upper Bavaria

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Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Castle
Schloss Neuschwanstein Schwangau
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
St. Peter's Church ©
Religious Site
St. Peter's Church Munich
4.6
Duration: 1 hour
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site ©
Historic Site
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site Dachau
4.7
Duration: 3 hours
Schloss Linderhof ©
Castle
Schloss Linderhof Ettal
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min

Nature in Upper Bavaria

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English Garden ©
Water Body
English Garden Munich
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
Zugspitze ©
Mountain
Zugspitze Garmisch-Partenkirchen
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
Konigssee ©
Water Body
Konigssee Schoenau am Koenigssee
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
Eibsee ©
Water Body
Eibsee Grainau
4.7
Duration: 4 hours

Hidden gems in Upper Bavaria

All Things Garmisch - Day Tours ©
Beer Tasting / Tour
All Things Garmisch - Day Tours Garmisch-Partenkirchen
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
St. Michael's Church ©
Religious Site
St. Michael's Church Munich
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes
Nationalparkzentrum - Haus der Berge ©
National Park
Nationalparkzentrum - Haus der Berge Berchtesgaden
4.9
Duration: 8 hours
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Beer Tasting / Tour
Beer Tastings & Tours Munich
4.8
Duration: 4 hours

Shopping in Upper Bavaria

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Viktualienmarkt ©
Flea Market
Viktualienmarkt Munich
4.5
Duration: 3 hours
Ingo Maurer Showroom ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Ingo Maurer Showroom Munich
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
Pink Chamaleon ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Pink Chamaleon Bad Reichenhall
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
Die Mercerie ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Die Mercerie Munich
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min