Eibsee (393) Zugspitze

Bavaria4,302 photos

Description

With more than 70,500 km², the Free State of Bavaria is the largest of the 16 countries in Germany and is located in the south-east. With more than 13 million inhabitants, it is the second most populous German state after North Rhine-Westphalia. In the south, the Free State has a share in the high mountains of the Eastern Alps and in the flat Alpine foothills that extend as far as the Danube. North of the Danube, low mountain ranges such as the Bavarian Forest or the Fichtel Mountains determine the landscape.

The largest cities in Bavaria are first Munich, Nuremberg, Augsburg, Regensburg, Ingolstadt and Fürth according to inhabitants with the highest number. There are two centers of European metropolitan regions in Bavaria, the metropolis of Munich with an agglomeration of 2,211,800 and 5.71 million inhabitants in the metropolitan region, and the metropolis of Nuremberg with an agglomeration of 1,206,200 and 3.56 million inhabitants in the metropolitan region. In addition, Bavaria has a metropolis of half a million with Augsburg with an agglomeration of 510,100 inhabitants. Other major cities are Würzburg and Erlangen.

List of sights

Abensberg44 photos

Abensberg (91) Hundertwasser Tower
AbensbergBavaria - Germany

Coordinates: 48° 49′ 0″ N, 11° 50′ 32″ E

Abensberg is a town in the Lower Bavarian district of Kelheim, lying around 30 km south-west of Regensburg, 40 km east of Ingolstadt, 50 km north-west of Landshut and 100 km north of Munich. It is situated on the Abens River, a tributary of the … [Read more]

Altötting94 photos

Altötting (41) Collegiate church Saint Philip and Saint Jacques
AltöttingBavaria - Germany

Coordinates: 48° 13′ 35″ N, 12° 40′ 35″ E

Altötting is the county seat of the district of the same name in the administrative district of the Upper Bavaria and is located about 90 km east of Munich. The city experiences national importance as a place of pilgrimage with the Chapel of Grace (… [Read more]

Ammersee51 photos

Ammersee (398) Inning am Ammersee
AmmerseeBavaria - Germany

Coordinates: 48° 4′ 35″ N, 11° 8′ 4″ E

The Ammersee is after Chiemsee and Lake Starnberg the third largest lake in Bavaria (under the lakes, which lie exclusively in Bavaria) and reaching the farthest north alpine lake. The lake is owned by the Free State of Bavaria, the Bavarian[Read more]

Augsburg62 photos

Fuggerei (278)
AugsburgBavaria - Germany

Coordinates: 48° 22′ 7″ N, 10° 54′ 14″ E

The Fuggerei is the world’s oldest social housing complex still in use. It is a walled enclave within the city of Augsburg, Bavaria. It takes it name from the Fugger family and was founded in 1516 by Jakob Fugger the Younger (known as “Jakob Fugger[Read more]

Barmsee4 photos

Barmsee (22)
BarmseeBavaria - Germany

Coordinates: 47° 30′ 3″ N, 11° 14′ 28″ E

The Barmsee is a maximum of 1.12 km long and a maximum of 0.49 km wide lake in the district of Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Upper Bavaria) in the territory of the municipality Krün north of Mittenwald. The sheltered location and its relatively large… [Read more]

Bavarian Landscapes3 photos

Berchtesgadener Land (127)
Bavarian LandscapesBavaria - Germany

Coordinates: 47° 37′ 49″ N, 13° 0′ 1″ E

Bavaria lies in the southeast of Germany and is with approximately 70,500 km² the area’s largest German country. As a landlocked country, Bavaria borders to the south and southeast Austria, in the eastern part the Czech Republic, in the southwest … [Read more]

Befreiungshalle57 photos

Befreiungshalle (126)
BefreiungshalleBavaria - Germany

Coordinates: 48° 55′ 7″ N, 11° 51′ 37″ E

The Befreiungshalle is a historical classical monument upon Mount Michelsberg above the city of Kelheim in Bavaria. It stands upstream of Regensburg on the Danube River at the confluence of the Danube and the Altmühl, i.e. the Rhine-Main-Danube[Read more]

Burghausen100 photos

Burghausen (62)
BurghausenBavaria - Germany

Coordinates: 48° 9′ 24″ N, 12° 49′ 47″ E

The old town of Burghausen is the largest city in the Upper Bavarian district of Altötting. It lies on the Salzach, which forms the border with Austria here. Set on a hill above the old town, the Burghausen Castle is the longest castle in the world… [Read more]

Eibsee32 photos

Eibsee (172) Zugspitze
EibseeBavaria - Germany

Coordinates: 47° 27′ 26″ N, 10° 58′ 36″ E

The Eibsee is a lake 9 km southwest of Garmisch-Partenkirchen below (3.5 km north) of the Zugspitze (2,962 m) in the Wetterstein mountains in Bavaria. In the northeast is the 4.8 ha and 26 m deep Untersee separated almost completely by a 50 m wide… [Read more]

Fürstenfeld Abbey158 photos

Fürstenfeld abbey (452)
Fürstenfeld AbbeyBavaria - Germany

Coordinates: 48° 10′ 11″ N, 11° 14′ 56″ E

The Fürstenfeld Monastery is a former Cistercian Abbey in Fürstenfeldbruck in Bavaria in the Archdiocese of Munich and Freising. It is located about 25 km west of the city of Munich. The former monastery was one of the household monasteries of the … [Read more]

Harburg47 photos

Harburg (26)
HarburgBavaria - Germany

Coordinates: 48° 47′ 11″ N, 10° 41′ 27″ E

Harburg (Swabia) is a town in the valley of the Wörnitz and lies on the Romantic Road between Nördlingen and Donauwörth. The word Harburg consists of two parts: “Har” and “Burg”. Old certificates speak of Harburc, Horeburch and Horburc. In Old High… [Read more]

Höllental Gorge47 photos

Garmisch-Partenkirchen (245) Höllental Gorge
Höllental GorgeBavaria - Germany

Coordinates: 47° 26′ 54″ N, 11° 2′ 40″ E

The Höllental (Hell Valley) is a valley in the Zugspitze massif of the Wetterstein mountains, between Blassenkamm and Waxensteinkamm through which the stream Hammersbach flows and runs a well-known ascent of the Zugspitze. [Read more]

Hopfensee2 photos

Hopfensee (1)
HopfenseeBavaria - Germany

Coordinates: 47° 36′ 10″ N, 10° 40′ 21″ E

The Hopfensee is a maximum 2.1 km long lake with a circumference of 6.8 km north of Füssen in the district of Ostallgäu, Bavarian Swabia, Bavaria. With its total area of 184 hectares, it belongs to the city of Füssen, but borders on the west bank… [Read more]

Kallmünz15 photos

Kallmünz (117)
KallmünzBavaria - Germany

Coordinates: 49° 9′ 41″ N, 11° 57′ 17″ E

Kallmünz is a town in the Upper Palatinate district of Regensburg in Bavaria. The town is located at the confluence of Naab and Vils, about 25 km north and upstream of Regensburg on an ancient trade route to the east. Due to its location, the town… [Read more]

Kochelsee15 photos

Kochelsee (5) Schlehdorf am Kochelsee - Herzogstand - Heimgarten
KochelseeBavaria - Germany

Coordinates: 47° 38′ 34″ N, 11° 20′ 18″ E

The Kochelsee (Lake Kochel) is located 70 km south of Munich on the edge of the Bavarian Alps. It belongs to the communities Schlehdorf in the west and Kochel am See in the east. While the southern part of the lake is surrounded by mountains, the… [Read more]

Königssee52 photos

Königssee (608) Obersee
KönigsseeBavaria - Germany

Coordinates: 47° 35′ 17″ N, 12° 59′ 21″ E

The Königssee is a long mountain lake in Berchtesgaden in the southeast of Bavaria and part of the municipality of Schönau am Königssee. It lies at the eastern foot of the Watzmann and is mainly fed by the Obersee through the Saletbach in the… [Read more]

Linderhof72 photos

Linderhof (74)
LinderhofBavaria - Germany

Coordinates: 47° 34′ 17″ N, 10° 57′ 39″ E

The Linderhof Palace (Schloss Linderhof) is the smallest of the three palaces built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria and the only one which he lived to see completed. Ludwig already knew the area around Linderhof from his youth when he had accompanied… [Read more]

Lüftlmalerei208 photos

Oberammergau (471) Pilatushaus
LüftlmalereiBavaria - Germany

Coordinates: 47° 35′ 51″ N, 11° 3′ 48″ E

Lüftlmalerei referred in particular in Upper Bavaria (Werdenfelser Land by Garmisch-Partenkirchen) and in Tirol to the native art form of facade painting. The Lüftlmalerei is a popular variant of the trompe l’oeil from the Baroque era, and imitates… [Read more]

Maria Gern14 photos

Maria Gern (75)
Maria GernBavaria - Germany

Coordinates: 47° 39′ 11″ N, 13° 0′ 9″ E

Maria Gern is located north of Berchtesgaden in the valley and on the slopes of the creek Gerner (also called Gererbach or Anzenbach), a tributary of the Berchtesgadener Ache. The area is bounded on the west by the Rauhenkopf, in the east of the … [Read more]

Munich1,948 photos

Oktoberfest (Munich) (245) 2013
OktoberfestMunich - Bavaria - Germany

Munich (München) is the capital and the largest city of the German state of Bavaria. It is located on the Isar River north of the Bavarian Alps. Munich is the third largest city in Germany, behind Berlin and Hamburg. About 1.42 million people live… [Read more]

Air Born (Christopher Klein)12 photosAngel of Peace (Munich) Street art39 photosArabellapark76 photosAsam Church (Munich)42 photosAviation Museum Schleißheim109 photosBlutenburg Castle20 photosBMW Welt8 photosBotanical Garden (Munich)52 photosCafé Glockenspiel (Munich)5 photosEnglish Garden (Munich)30 photosFC Bayern Munich196 photosGlyptothek (Munich)93 photosHellabrunn Zoo72 photosKönigsplatz56 photosMaximilianswerk37 photosMost beautiful photos of Germany332 photosMunich by night6 photosMuseum Brandhorst29 photosNymphenburg Palace148 photosOktoberfest209 photosOlympic Park (Munich)116 photosResidence (Munich)105 photosSchleißheim Palace107 photosSlaughterhouse (Munich) Street art66 photosStaatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst (Munich)110 photosSubway (Munich)82 photosSummer in the city (Munich)20 photosUmschreibung41 photosWestpark (Munich)62 photos

Nuremberg80 photos

Nuremberg (78) Imperial Castle (Nuremberg)
NurembergBavaria - Germany

Coordinates: 49° 27′ 28″ N, 11° 4′ 35″ E

Nuremberg (Nürnberg) is the administrative region of Middle Franconia. Situated on the Pegnitz River and the Rhine-Main-Danube Canal, it is located about 170 km north of Munich. It is the second-largest city in avariaB (after Munich), and is the… [Read more]

Ottobeuren Abbey68 photos

Ottobeuren abbey (65) Basilica of Saints Alexander and Theodore
Ottobeuren AbbeyBavaria - Germany

Coordinates: 47° 56′ 29″ N, 10° 17′ 53″ E

The monastery Ottobeuren is a Benedictine abbey in the Upper Swabian Ottobeuren. The monastery consecrated to the two saints Alexander of Rome and Theodore Tiro was founded in 764 by Silach, an alemannic noble, and 972 raised by Emperor Otto I to… [Read more]

Partnach Gorge67 photos

Garmisch-Partenkirchen (292) Partnach Gorge in Winter
Partnach GorgeBavaria - Germany

Coordinates: 47° 28′ 2″ N, 11° 7′ 13″ E

The Partnach Gorge (Partnachklamm) is a 702 m long and partly 80 m deep gorge incised in the limestone layers of the Wetterstein massif by the Partnach torrent (a minor tributary of the Danube) in the Reintal valley near Garmisch-Partenkirchen. In… [Read more]

Ramsau16 photos

Ramsau (188)
RamsauBavaria - Germany

Coordinates: 47° 36′ 26″ N, 12° 53′ 41″ E

Ramsau is a municipality in the Bavarian Alps located in the district of Berchtesgadener Land, close to the border with Austria, 35 km south of Salzburg and 150 km south-east of Munich. It is situated north of the Berchtesgaden National Park. Ramsau[Read more]

Regensburg12 photos

Regensburg (294)
RegensburgBavaria - Germany

Coordinates: 49° 1′ 16″ N, 12° 5′ 49″ E

Regensburg historically also Ratisbon, from Celtic Ratisbona, is a city in Bavaria, located at the confluence of the Danube and Regen rivers, at one of the northernmost points of the Danube. To the east lies the Bavarian Forest. Regensburg is the… [Read more]

Walhalla107 photos

Walhalla (38)
WalhallaBavaria - Germany

Coordinates: 49° 1′ 52″ N, 12° 13′ 27″ E

The Walhalla is a hall of fame that honours laudable and distinguished people, famous personalities in German history - politicians, sovereigns, scientists and artists of the German tongue. The hall is housed in a neo-classical building above the … [Read more]

Weltenburg Abbey29 photos

Weltenburg Abbey (291)
Weltenburg AbbeyBavaria - Germany

Coordinates: 48° 53′ 56″ N, 11° 49′ 12″ E

The St. George Church of the the Benedictine Monastery of Weltenburg on the Danube breakthrough in Kelheim in Bavaria is one of the most important religious buildings of the Baroque in Europe. The monastery church was built from 1716 to 1718 and… [Read more]

Wieskirche47 photos

Wieskirche (19)
WieskircheBavaria - Germany

Coordinates: 47° 40′ 50″ N, 10° 54′ 1″ E

The Wies Church (Wieskirche) is a magnificently decorated Sanctuary belonging to the district of Wies in the municipality Steingaden. The full name of the Wieskirche is Sanctuary on the Meadow of the Scourged Saviour (Wallfahrtskirche zum[Read more]

Zugspitze35 photos

Zugspitze (777)
ZugspitzeBavaria - Germany

Coordinates: 47° 25′ 16″ N, 10° 59′ 11″ E

The Zugspitze with 2962 m is the highest peak of the Wetterstein Mountains and at the same time Germany’s highest mountain. The Zugspitze massif is located southwest of Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Bavaria and in the north of Tyrol. The border between … [Read more]

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