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Festivals and summer events in Bavaria

Festivals and summer events in Bavaria

While awaiting the Bavarian appointment par excellence, Munich’s Oktoberfest (Sep. 22-Oct. 7), in the months of July and August, the whole Land is celebrating. Summer in Bavaria is packed with traditional events that make a holiday in southern Germany even more fun.
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July 16, 2012 in Festivals & Concerts.

Skiing in Germany: Berchtesgaden in the Bavarian Alps

Skiing in Germany: Berchtesgaden in the Bavarian Alps

The ski area of Berchtesgaden offers lovers of winter sports something like 6 resorts, for a total of 47 km of slopes up to 1800 meters of altitude. The main feature of this area, as well as the presence of modern facilities, is the possibility to practice safe off-piste skiing, thanks to a scrupulous monitoring. The area is also ideal for skiing holidays with families, especially in the Hochschwarzeck area.

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November 30, 2011 in Leisure. 3 comments

Castles in Bavaria: Neuschwanstein and the Sleeping Beauty

Castles in Bavaria: Neuschwanstein and the Sleeping Beauty

In comparison, Harry Potter’s Hogwarts castle seems a prison of the Inquisition. Yes, because thinking of the castles you see in fairytales, those with a happy ending, laces and hearts, you can only imagine the Neuschwanstein castle, a symbol of Bavaria. And although it seems so ancient, the Neuschwanstein Castle is only about 140 years old. Standing on a rock not far from Füssen, its construction begun in 1869 and was never completed; it was built by Ludwig II – as a result of one of his fickle dreams – who was a King loved by his subjects and hated from German political and economic parties.

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October 25, 2011 in Leisure. 3 comments

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