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Bavaria- The Destination For Fairy-Tale Family Holidays

Updated on January 18, 2015
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Christine, a wife, mother and homemaker for over 30 years, has an NVQ3 in Childcare & Education & loves cooking, music, health & nutrition.

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Read about an amazing holiday in family fun style with stunning scenery!

Welcome Fellow Holiday Lover or "Gruess Gott" as they say!

A few years ago we decided to visit my sister in Bavaria, for the family holidays in the south of Germany . We loaded our car and piled the whole family in. Once we landed in France it only took us about 12 hours to drive along the autobahns! Little did we realise, that it would result in us moving there a few months later and having an amazing 13 years in a breathtakingly beautiful country. Very soon we discovered that many of our family and friends were keen to visit us, not only because it is such a wonderful place for a holiday in family style, but they enjoyed staying in our typically bavarian house with the view of the beautiful mountains, less than an hour away. Even now as I write this, I can smell the delicious fresh rolls that wafted by as you passed the many bakeries where they sold such a variety that you could hardly try them all! I can feel the thrill of arriving at the top of the beautiful mountains and having to stop to take in the amazing landscape scenery in the full blaze of sunshine, before I enjoyed an exhilarating ski back down to the bottom, trying to keep up with our boys. I can sense the feeling of peace and freedom as I swam in the many beautiful lakes where we also ice-skated in the winter. This lens is dedicated to the wonderful time we had there, in the hope that I can convince you how well-worth a visit it is, if you want a cheap, fun, restful and beautiful holiday that you won't forget!


Picture This......

Imagine- You are sitting on the balcony of your hotel, feet up and sipping a cool weissbier with the sun shining down on the blue water of the lake below, which is majestic in the backdrop of the beautiful mountains behind. The most difficult decision you face today is whether to go swimming or climb a mountain...

The Travel Guide To Bavaria - Would you like to travel to Germany?

Bavaria (Cadogan Guides)
Bavaria (Cadogan Guides)

Get this travel guide to help you to make the most of your time in this amazing country. Make sure that you don't miss out on enjoying all the stunning scenery, local festivals, traditional food, pretty villages and beautiful lakes!

 

You'll Love Therme Erding- Take A Look For Yourself - Sauna, Spa and swimming area outdoors and indoors

When we visited this huge place, we had an amazing couple of days. Yes- there was too much to experience just in one day, we had to come back for more. We loved the fact that we could make a base and recline on the comfy sunbedswith our books, inbetween visiting the many different sauna and steam rooms. These ranged from scented rooms, roman saunas and underwater soothing music to saunas showing videos of the planetary system set to relaxing music. We also enjoyed the swimming pool with a bar in the middle where you could order and drink cocktails or German beers. There was a choice of restaurants and yet they didn't seem to mind us eating our own food whilst relaxing on the sunbeds either. The whole experience was reasonable and worth every penny. We made the most of the adult only sauna complex, saving the family area with all the slides inside and out for another time when we take our boys along.

Discover Bavaria And Salzburg With Travel Guides - Allow this tour to lead you effortlessly through the beautiful mountains and landscape scenery

InCharacter Costumes Men's Bavarian Guy
InCharacter Costumes Men's Bavarian Guy

In Bavaria they wear the lederhosen and dirndl for special occasions, such as weddings or christenings.

 
Maypole on Viktualienmarkt, Munich-
Maypole on Viktualienmarkt, Munich- | Source

Traditional Festivals- Raising The Maypole

"Maibaumaufstellen"

This spring festival takes place after the Maypole is erected on April 30th. The Maypole is the pride and joy of every Bavarian town and symbolizes it's wealth, independence and strength. Although it dates back to the 16th or 17th century, it became quite popular again in the 18th century. It symbolized fertility, originating from the spring fertility festivals in Egypt and India and the pole would be decorated with flowers and streamers. It is the job of the men to find, erect, decorate and protect it. The pole represents the male principle of nature and the wreath the female principle. The streamers were held by dancers who would weave in and out of each other as the danced around the pole.The Bavarian maypoles would be 20-30 meters high and usually stripped of their bark and often painted in the bavarian colours, blue and white. The wreath would be placed on the top. They are usually decorated with the crests of the different craftmens guilds in the town, with many beautifully carved ornaments, as you can see here.

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Family Holidays In Bavaria- A Picture Of Beautiful Alpsee - Discover this beautiful lake for yourself!

Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau Castles, Alpsee and Tannheimer Alps, Allgau, Bavaria
Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau Castles, Alpsee and Tannheimer Alps, Allgau, Bavaria | Source

Gruess Gott!- or "God's greeting" as they say in Bavaria - Do leave your feedback here- I would love to hear from you!

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      tomoxby 4 years ago

      My favorite activites in Bavaria include visiting the famous castles and palaces of King Ludwig II and bicycle touring on the many cycle paths. Also hiking in the mountains near Garmisch.

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      edgesavvycoaching 6 years ago

      great information, thanks!

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      traveller27 6 years ago

      My husband and I were in Bavaria a few years ago and loved it. It's gorgeous, and yes, the people are friendly.

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      Delia 7 years ago

      Gr Gott! ahhh one of my favorite places to be...great lens...5*...I lived in Garmisch after the war...I will lensroll this lens to my return visit to "Garmisch" lens

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      5***** and favorited great lens! Would love to be there right now!

      Happy 2010 to you.

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      maple776rl 7 years ago

      I like your lens. Good Job!

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      justholidays 7 years ago

      Bavaria isn't far away from my home country so I might have a closer look at this splendid area!

      Dom.

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      Roezer 8 years ago

      that Looks Like Neuschwanstein the castle is the Basis for the walt Disney Palace I was there a few years ago when I lived in Germany

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      hlkljgk 8 years ago from Western Mass

      looks like a beautiful place!

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      Andy 8 years ago from London, England

      Excellent lens and welcome to the European Travel Group. I have worked in Munich quite a lot over the last decade or so, but haven't been on holiday there much recently, but I intend to soon.

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      Jimmie Lanley 8 years ago from Memphis, TN, USA

      I would love to travel in Europe! Bavaria sounds great! But inexpensive? How can that be? The airfare alone would be over our holiday budget.

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      Heather Burns 8 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      I was lucky and got to go there as a child and still have souvenirs. Beautiful place.

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      Carol Goss 8 years ago

      Very nice, Ill have to check it out :)

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      bdkz 8 years ago

      This is a wonderful lens!

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      AlisonMeacham 8 years ago

      I visited Bavaria many years ago as a child. I do remember how beautiful it was. You have some wonderful photos!

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      Holley Web 8 years ago

      Living in major metropolitan area, it is hard to belive there are still places of such divine beauty. Lovely lens!