When most travelers head to Bavaria, a state in southern Germany, they have one destination in mind: the famed city of Munich. From its iconic Oktoberfest, which takes place every September at the Theresienwiese fairgrounds, to Hofbräuhaus am Platzl beer hall, which has been slinging suds non-stop since 1828, the city certainly deserves a visit during any trip to Germany—especially if you like sampling top-quality beer. Germans refer to the city as the birthplace of Bavarian hospitality, and you could easily spend an entire weekend within its boundaries and have a great trip.
But hanging out in the city only tells a sliver of the Bavarian story; there’s a lot more to explore, including quite a bit of outdoor adventure. Munich is surrounded by jaw-dropping nature. Seriously, it’s very close by: You can see the Bavarian Alps from downtown. Whether you’re looking to go full nature man or just trying to incorporate some green into a city-centric trip, there’s a variety of outdoorsy destinations to check out in the region. These are some of the best locations for outdoor exploring in Bavaria.
The Best Destinations for Outdoor Adventure in Bavaria, Germany
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