The most beautiful Bavarian cities away from the crowds
The fact that Bavaria is beautiful is proven by the visitors that it attracts to the state year after year. However, most of them only see the highlights. This state offers so much more. We have decided to explore the most beautiful cities in Bavaria. We have already come across many places that turn out to be Excursion destinations in Bavaria worth. City trips in Bavaria are worthwhile for a short city trip in Bavaria as well as for longer stays. Because there is a lot to discover. In the following we will introduce you to beautiful cities in Bavaria that are less well known but are definitely worth a city trip.
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Then take a look at the city gems in Bavaria. In it Bernhard Irlinger presents charming small towns away from the hustle and bustle in Franconia, Swabia and old Bavaria. These are old towns in Bavaria that are beautiful. Nevertheless, they are little known and therefore do not attract the crowds. This makes them ideal travel destinations for a short city trip in Bavaria or a city break. You will find a total of 43 cities in Bavaria that are well worth a visit.
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Short trips in Bavaria to beautiful old towns in Bavaria
You can find beautiful old towns in Bavaria in small towns. They are worth staying for a weekend or even several days. Take your time and take a closer look at these places.
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Many of these towns already existed in the Middle Ages. Some have a history worth discovering.
Miltenberg am Main, one of the beautiful cities in Bavaria
The city of Miltenberg is located on the Main. With its half-timbered buildings, it has a flair that puts you in the Middle Ages. In the old town one half-timbered building follows the next. You need time for the place and its surroundings. Especially if you like to enjoy city trips in Bavaria, Miltenberg is a good travel destination. With its own brewery, the oldest restaurant in Germany and a location in the middle of the red wine region of Franconia, Miltenberg is perfect for a short city trip in Bavaria.
Amorbach is small but one of the most beautiful towns in Bavaria
Only ten kilometers away from Miltenberg is the small baroque town of Amorbach in the border triangle of Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg and Hesse. Not only for us the small town is one of the most beautiful cities in Bavaria. The town received its city rights as early as the 13th century. The Templar house, an aristocratic residence that is considered to be the oldest half-timbered house in Bavaria, dates from this period. Also worth seeing are the monastery with the abbey church and the parish church of St. Gangolf with its baroque organ.
Tips for Amorbach
The most beautiful cities in Bavaria that you have to see
The places on the Main can be easily combined with short trips in Bavaria. Here you will find well-known sights in Bavaria as well as real insider tips.
Ochsenfurt - the most beautiful cities in Bavaria
If you like medieval towns, then you are guaranteed to like Ochsenfurt. The city is about 20 kilometers south of Würzburg. It was first mentioned in a document in 725. With its half-timbered houses, it is a real beauty. The city wall with its watchtowers still surrounds it today. When walking around the city, it is worth walking not only along the main streets. Worth seeing are the town hall and the St. Andreas church. In the alleys you will find wine bars.
Tips for Ochsenfurt
Markbreit is five kilometers up the Main. The place only received its city rights in 1819. Don't miss the painter's corner in Bachgasse. The view over the Breitbach, on the banks of which there are half-timbered houses, to the Maintor still inspires visitors today. Worth seeing are the town hall, the town houses and the Hotel Löwen. This is one of the oldest inns in Bavaria. You can stop off at the end of your walk in the Renaissance castle from 1580.
Market wide tips
- Accommodation in Marktbreit*
- Drive over the bridge to the other bank of the Main for a beautiful view of the city.
Iphofen is one of those cities that you have to see
Iphofen received city rights in the 13th century. The city wall dates from that time. It is still almost completely preserved. The city gates and watchtowers of Iphofen are worth seeing. The best way to explore them is on the Wall Trail, which leads around the entire city. The Rödelseer Tor, the symbol of Iphofen, is impressive. In the city center you will find the baroque town hall and the parish church of St. Veit. You can enjoy the wines of the region in the wine taverns, wineries and restaurants of the city.
Tips for Iphofen
The town of Dettelbach is located on the Main in the middle of the wine region. The village originally grew up around a castle that stood near the current church. Only when the Archbishops of Würzburg integrated the town into their dominions in the late Middle Ages did it begin to grow. He received city rights in 1484. The place attracts visitors as a place of pilgrimage. However, its main income comes from the wines that are grown in the area. You should therefore not miss a visit to the vinotheque. A walk through the alleys leading steeply up the hill behind the town hall is also worthwhile. Worth seeing are the Renaissance town hall, the market square, the town parish church, the town wall with its watchtowers and the pilgrimage church Maria im Sand.
Tips for Dettelbach
- Accommodation in Dettelbach*
- The Café Achtmann on the city wall is worth a stop.
Dinkelsbühl is one of the medieval towns in Bavaria
The imperial city of Dinkelsbühl is also one of the most beautiful cities in Bavaria. In the 8th century there was a Frankish royal court at a ford on the Regnitz. There the trade and pilgrimage route to Italy crossed with the Nibelungenstrasse, which led from the Rhine to the Danube. Dinkelsbühl received city rights from Emperor Barbarossa in the 12th century. At that time the construction of the city fortifications began. The success story of Dinkelsbühl ended in the turmoil of the Thirty Years' War. The economic decline prevented the modernization of the city. Its appearance from the Middle Ages has been preserved to this day. This is what makes the city so attractive today. The best way to explore them is on a walk through the old town and a tour around the city walls. This is completely preserved.
Bavaria Cities that have well-known sights in Bavaria
In these Bavarian cities you will not only find beautiful old towns, but also well-known sights in Bavaria that are worth a short trip. Castles, churches and cathedrals, but also beautiful old towns await you in these places. 12
Landshut has well-known sights in Bavaria
The ducal city of Landshut is one of the most interesting cities in Bavaria. Its marketplace is one of the most beautiful in Germany with its Gothic and Renaissance buildings. The Herzogsburg Trausnitz towers above it. Duke Ludwig der Kelheimer founded the city in 1204 at a transition to the Isar. At the same time he had the castle built on the hill behind. You should not miss the old town, the town hall, the city residence and the country house when you visit. Highlights are the town church of St. Martin and Trausnitz Castle.
Passau, Bavarian city on the Danube
Three rivers meet in Passau: the Danube, the Inn and the Ilz. Passau Cathedral rises above the confluence of the three rivers. Passau's history goes back to the Celts and Romans. In 739 St. Bonifatius made Passau a bishopric. In the 9th century, St. Stephen's Cathedral in Passau became the mother church for Christianization in the Danube region. This is one of the main attractions in Passau. The old town with the parish church, the Niedernburg monastery church and the town hall are also worth seeing. On the other bank of the Inn, a visit to the Innstadt with the Bolotro Castle is worthwhile. The Severinskirche, the pilgrimage church Mariahilf and the Veste Oberhaus are also worth a visit.
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Enjoy the most beautiful cities in Bavaria away from the hustle and bustle
These are just some of the most beautiful cities in Bavaria that are suitable for a day trip or a weekend break. We like cities like this because they don't attract crowds of visitors. There you can still enjoy your coffee in peace in a café by the river. You can enjoy its sights with few people. Despite this, these cities offer a lot of history and attractions that are worth visiting.
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