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Bavaria is the largest of the 16 states of the Federal Republic of Germany and is located in its south-east. With around 13.4 million inhabitants, it is also the second most populous German state. The state capital and most populous city is Munich with over 1.5 million inhabitants.

Facts about Bavaria


Capital City


DACHSER & KOLB: Population


13.08 million

DACHSER & KOLB: Surface Area

Surface Area

43,837.74 mi² or 70,550 km²

Popular cities in Bavaria

  • Munich
  • Nuremberg
  • Augsburg
  • Ingolstadt
  • Regensburg
  • Würzburg
  • Regensburg
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Oktoberfest in Munich

The Oktoberfest in Munich, also known as d'Wiesn, is the largest folk festival in the world. It has been held annually on the Theresienwiese in the Bavarian capital of Munich since 1810. The folk festival is an important economic sector for the city and has gained worldwide popularity over the years. The image of the German in his lederhosen at the Oktoberfest has become the international stereotype par excellence for Germany. Many famous names from pop culture such as musicians and Hollywood stars have visited Oktoberfest. Around 6 million visitors come together over the 16 days. Oktoberfest takes place from mid-September to the beginning of October.

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Living where others go on vacation - Alpine region in southern Bavaria

The south of Bavaria stands out above all for its high recreational value. The Alps offer a wide range of leisure activities in both summer and winter. In winter, many people are drawn to the Alps because of the ski resorts. Many spend their vacation in the Alps in the form of a skiing vacation and stay in one of the countless wellness hotels. In summer, hikers are drawn to the south. Thanks to its many peaks and mountain lakes, the Alps are ideal for hiking tours lasting several days.

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