Eastern Bavaria lies between the Franconia, Upper Bavaria and the international borders of the Czech Republic and Austria. Hemmed in by the Bavarian Jura Mountains and huge swathes of forest, the culture of Eastern Bavaria has remained strong, and the outdoor lifestyle thrives. There are four distinct geographical regions in Eastern Bavaria; the Bavarian Forest, Upper Palatinate Forest, Bavarian Jura Mountains and Lower Bavaria.
Eastern Bavaria is dotted with castles, abbeys and beautiful churches of many styles. The whole region is steeped in history, with outstanding monuments appearing at every turn. Especially noteworthy are the remains of middle age castles and fortifications, which can be found both across the countryside and in the historical cities of Landshut and Regensburg, both of which are defiantly worth investigating from any villa, apartment of schloss rental in Eastern Bavaria.
However, it is the impossibly beautiful landscapes of Eastern Bavaria that really attracts visitors. The mountains, lakes, rivers and forests are an extraordinary asset for Germany, with many rare species of bird and animal thriving in the remote forests. Outdoor activities in the area are among the best in Europe, from walking to kayaking, fishing to rock climbing.
The gastronomic delights of Eastern Bavaria are countless. Beer brewing is a highly important commercial and cultural process in Eastern Bavaria, with beer houses and pubs serving a huge range of fantastic local brews. No holiday to Eastern Bavaria accommodation would be complete without sampling the finest of Eastern Bavarian beer.
The Bavarian Forest is the largest forest in Europe, and a huge attraction in Eastern Bavaria. Attracting visitors from around the world to walk, ride and simply enjoy the completely unspoilt nature. The Bavarian Forest is a huge refuge for wild animals, and has been left in its original state. Amazing creatures including wolves, bison and lynx can be found wild in the forest.
The Spa Triangle of Eastern Bavaria is a hidden treasure. There are over 50 health and beauty spas in the 3 Lander-Eck region, many of which have developed from medicinal facilities. Natural spa treatments are practiced, including peat spas, Roman-Irish steam baths and Ayurvedic head massages. The area is also fantastic for golf, open-air concerts and even skiing during the winter.
The Palatinate Forest (Pfalzer Wald) is a beautiful upland area, known colloquially as the Land of Lakes due to the thousand of lakes, ponds and rivers that carve between the forested hills. There are numerous castles to explore, and the walking, kayaking and riding potential is huge.
The Bavarian Jura Mountains lie between the River Danube and the Main River. There are many excellent resorts for both skiing and spa treatments throughout the Bavarian Jura to explore.
Visitors trying to reach Eastern Bavaria from the UK must fly to Munich Airport (MUC). There are frequent flights from across the UK to Munich, and any of the self catering Eastern Bavarian properties are within 150 miles of Munich Airport.