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Big, beautiful and wealthy, Bavaria's alpine landscape is a backdrop for some of Germany's most magnificent architecture and an economy bigger than Sweden's. It is Germany's largest state and covers almost one fifth of the country. Our selection of the best places to stay in Bavaria offers something for everyone from budget B&B to uber luxury.
Capital, and heart, of the region, Munich embraces both old and new with zeal. This is where you'll see people happily donning traditional dress for one festivity or another, but getting into their brand new BMW to take them there. And of course there's the beer...
Lively year round, Nuremberg really comes alive at Christmas time. This city grew wealthy as one of the capitals of the Holy Roman Empire, and unofficial seat of German Kings, but much of the medieval architecture has been replaced by Nazi built designs.
Famous for its very dark beer, nightlife, wealth in art and its role in WWII, Nuremberg is one of Bavaria's biggest draws.
Wagner started this festival himself, even designing the theatre, the Festspielhaus, and its still introduced annually by one of his descendants.
Built for the Prince Bishops of Wurzburg in 1720, Napoleon called it 'the nicest parsonage in Europe'. The best French and Austrian architects and designers of the day ensured it was elegant and beautiful, full of detail but not overdone.
Close to the Austrian border, this is picturesque town sits on the convergence of three great rivers. So it's no surprise it was a very powerful trading position. The Holy Roman Empire built much of this pretty city, and it shows in the Italianate style.
Bamberg's entire old town has been Heritage Listed by UNESCO. And it's generally considered to be Germany's most beautiful town.
As well as architecture it turns out Bamberg's inhabitants also do a great smoked beer. There are still ten local breweries in town.
Regensburg has been an important trading centre on the Danube for millennia, and its architecture is testament to the town's wealth and importance. Most of the really exceptional buildings went up between the 11th and 13th Centuries.
If you like what you see you could consider walking King Ludwig's Way, a journey through some of Bavaria's most charming countryside from Lake Starnberg, past pretty villages, pale chalets, Orthodox churches, monasteries, cathedrals, two dramatic gorges and into the alps and Schloss Neuschwanstein. Signposted with 'K's, this route will take about five days, assuming you walk between 15 and 20 kilometres a day.
There are plenty of small towns and villages where you can find very reasonably priced accommodation, but if you want to stay in Munich our pick of the best places to stay in Bavaria would be:
Warm and personal service at this cosy 19th-century villa B&B. A hideaway from the bustle with bright, fresh rooms - white washed walls, wooden furniture, brass bedsteads. A great choice for families and those on a budget.
Füssen im Allgäu, Bavaria
A charming property set in the pretty town of Fussen. Contemporary rooms are light and airy with parquet flooring and simple sleek furniture. Bavarian specialities served up in the restaurant. Plenty of outdoor activities to suit everyone. Well priced and laid backed. Ideal for families.
A charming traditional hotel run by the same family for generations. Cosy rooms with beamed ceilings, crisp white linen and classic wooden furniture. Award-winning regional cuisine and a beer garden to unwind in after a day outdoors. Within easy access of the Altmühltal Nature Park. A quaint spot.
Location, location, location! Everything is within walking distance, easy to explore. Rooms are Franconian style with pine wood furniture, equipped with all necessities. A bottle of wine is usually complimentary with longer stays. Excellent buffet breakfast. Friendly, clean and comfortable.
Bad Aibling, Bavaria
An elegant property in the heart of Bad Aibling. Simply styled light and airy rooms with luxury bathrooms. Hearty, organic, Bavarian cuisine and a traditional bar. Numerous outdoor activities in the surrounding area. A charming property.
Herrsching am Ammersee, Bavaria
Chalet hotel in the centre of a town on the shores Lake Ammersee in Bavaria's Lake District. Spacious comfortable rooms and an award winning gourmet restaurant with a great wine list. A stylish hotel which is ideally placed for exploring the area and a good stop over close to Munich.
Weißach (Rottach-Egern), Bavaria
A gorgeous Bavarian hotel next to Lake Tegernsee and at the foot of the Alps. Traditional Bavarian style with muted modern elegance throughout creamy rooms and suites. Gourmet gastro-pub serves local delicacies, top of the range spa, and plenty of outdoor pursuits in the surrounds.
A chic boutique hotel with a sophisticated tone. Parquet floors, killim rugs, solid elegant furniture and faux fireplaces in elegant rooms and suites. The bar and restaurant are lively hot spots. Lovely terrace and a gym. Understated cool.
A beautiful hotel in classical style with contemporary elements. Sumptuous rooms and suites have creamy furnishings, subtle lighting and private balconies. Lovely roof top terrace deck, good restaurant, and a lively bar, plus fitness suite and spa. For those who like subtle luxury.
Luxury resort and spa set in a stunning location in the pretty ski town of Berchtesgaden. Minimalist contemporary design meets traditional regional style. Glass fronted rooms lend spectacular views. A Michelin-Starred restaurant for pure indulgence. A glorious and extensive spa. Mountain perfection.
A homely boutique hotel with a fantastic Japanese restaurant. Pine floor bedrooms have killim rugs, private balconies and natural fabrics in earthy tones. A family friendly choice with excellent food and a warm atmosphere.
A stunning country house at the foot of the Bavarian Alps. Top notch spa dedicated to complete rejuvenation, gourmet restaurant serving outstanding local produce, large wine cellar, and eclectic modern Bavarian interior design throughout luxurious rooms. Ideal for spa breaks and foodies.
Traditional Bavarian charm away from the bustle. A modern Alpine chalet with quintessential decoration - wooden panelled bedrooms with handsomely carved wooden beds. The breakfast room carries on the same theme, plus a pretty a Renaissance tiled stove. A really cosy spot.
A tranquil resort with stunning Alpine views. Light and airy contemporary rooms with wooden features, crisp white linen and soft hues. An extensive spa for all kinds of relaxation. gourmet cuisine and an excellent wine list. Numerous outdoor pursuits. The ideal spot to come and completely unwind.
Seriously opulent Five Star hotel, only for the luxury traveller. Behind a traditional facade are elegant rooms and suites, restaurants, a bar, and a fabulous spa. All accompanied by private butlers, personal shoppers, and limousines, if you wish.
Reasonable rates at a colourful, boutique-esque hotel with sophisticated designer edges. Modern paintings, sculptures and jazzy coloured lights create sleek interior spaces. Fantastic views of the city from the top suites, to be enjoyed from two private balconies. Trendy restaurant and bar too.
Contemporary Five Star Forte hotel. Crisp, elegant rooms and suites with parquet floors, cream furniture and private balconies. Fantastic Italian restaurant, extensive spa, and lovely terraces. Luxurious, but grounded.
Five stars for luxury, service, location and food at this stunning city hotel. Outstandingly situated next to a hive of cultural activities. Immaculate contemporary, but subtle, decoration with Asian influences. Unrivalled views from the rooftop pool and a Michelin-starred restaurant. Magnificent.
An impressive resort and spa run with all the slick precision of a luxury hotel. Set in a valley below the Bavarian Alps. Contemporary, well-appointed rooms with glorious views. Numerous spas separated into family and adult only. Three restaurants including Michelin Starred Luce D’Oro. Perfection.