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Make a holiday rental villa or property in Upper Bavaria, Germany your home away from home

Upper Bavaria is the most traditional area of Bavaria. Many visitors to Upper Bavaria flock straight to Munich, the regional capital, yet there is so much more to discover in the mountains and along the wooded valleys of the region, which often lie in the shadow of imposing, fairytale castles. Upper Bavaria is Germany’s southernmost region, extending from the towering peaks of the dramatic Bavarian Alps to the peaceful, wooded valley of the River Lech. This is certainly one of the most beautiful, peaceful and traditional regions of Germany.

Things to do in Upper Bavaria, Germany

The awe-inspiring mixture of mountains, lakes, green forests, open plains and picture postcard chateaus make Upper Bavaria a wonderful place simply to relax, surveying your surroundings, as well as to walk, cycle or ride. There are endless opportunities for getting out into the countryside, regardless if you would prefer to explore on foot, by bicycle or from the saddle. The many huge lakes of Upper Bavaria, including the stunning Lake Tegernsee, provide perfect entertainment during the summer months especially. Sailing, swimming and rafting are excellent, and if you would like a little pampering, the magnificent Lake Tegernsee spa is among the finest.

Regardless of exactly where you decide to take self catering Upper Bavarian accommodation, you are sure to experience the finest of Bavarian culture. There is a real zest for life throughout Upper Bavaria, which sweeps up even the most reserved of visitors, with fantastically energetic Bavarian music, folk dancing and even yodelling in the mountainous regions. Upper Bavaria is known for its beer festivals, especially Oktoberfest in Munich, but for lovers of fine beers, there is no need to wait until autumn in order to investigate the staggering array of brews created in Upper Bavaria.

Places to visit on holiday to Upper Bavaria, Germany

Chiemgau is a stunning mountainous region of Upper Bavaria, located in the foothills of the Alps. Known for its excellent walking in summer and hugely entertaining skiing in winter, Chiemgau is a favourite place to take Upper Bavarian accommodation all year round.

The largest alpine resort however is Garmisch-Partenkirchen, which entertains a vast number of skiers and snowboarders from December until the start of May, with only a month to prepare for the descent of walkers, hikers, mountain bikers and rock climbers during the summer. Folklore is celebrated with gusto in the Garmisch-Partenkirchen region, and you cannot fail to experience the joy of Bavarian lifestyles from an Upper Bavarian cottage in the area.

The Berchtesgadener Land is actually the amalgamation of six ski areas near the Austrian border. Excellent for family holidays and for mixed party skiing holidays, Berchtesgadener Land is also alive with Bavarian culture and folklore, as well as being home to some of the most picturesque villages and inspiring castles anywhere in Bavaria.

The Munich area is one of the best known regions of Upper Bavaria to foreign visitors. Awash with beer enthusiasts every October, Munich and the surrounding area actually have a huge amount to offer tourists throughout the year.

Travel to Upper Bavaria, Germany

Munich’s Franz Josef Strauss International Airport (MUC) is the largest transport hub in Upper Bavaria. Luckily for those of us travelling to this enchanting region from the UK, both easyJetand Lufthansa offer regular, direct flights from the UK.

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                                                                              comfortable, peaceful and friendly owners

                                                                              4 of 5
                                                                              We really enjoyed our stay at this property. The listing description was accurate. The property was clean and comfortable. There was more than enough seating, equipment for the the 5 of us. We were welcomed by the owner and given lots of information of things to do near by. The guest card they provided gave us good discount on local amenities. We really enjoyed the swimming pool/spa at Berchtesgarden. The trip up to Eagle's Nest was really spectacular. The natural swimming pool was also really beautiful on a sunny day.
                                                                              • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2016
                                                                              • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                              Great location in Garmisch Partenkirchen

                                                                              5 of 5
                                                                              The holiday villa was as described, very clean and well presented with everything you need to spend time in this wonderful area. The hosts were very good on arrival/departure and everything worked well. There is plenty to see and do in the area and much can be done without the use of a car using local buses (with a bus stop just two minutes away) when using the GaPa card that you get enabling free use of the local buses and some train services. The main railway station was about a15-20 minute walk away if you did not use the bus with the centre of Garmisch about a 25 minute walk and Partenkirchen less than ten minutes away on foot. Plenty of great places to eat in either of the two areas - we never cooked in on any evening! If you have a car there is parking available and within an hours drive there is much more to see and do in both Austria and Germany
                                                                              • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2016
                                                                              • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                              Cosy place. Most generous host!

                                                                              5 of 5
                                                                              We loved our short (but eventful stay) and were stunned by Ursula's warmth and generosity. The apartment is very cosy and has everything you might need. It has only one bed room but it is very specious - the four of us fitted in easily. But above all the host is incredible. Ursula went way and beyond making our stay pleasant, sorting our sleeping arrangements, helping us with laundry and supporting us when our child got sick. We came for a wedding but really like the lake district. The world is big but we would love to come back!
                                                                              • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2016
                                                                              • Date of Stay: Jul 2016