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Bavaria is a place where you can indulge in massive platters of food accompanied by some of the world's finest beers or, if you prefer, delicate Franconian wines. Alternatively, you can visit the region's spas in order to luxuriate in their healing waters or in restorative mud baths. For accommodation you can choose between first-class hotels in major cities and homely inns in unspoilt villages. Touring the region you will find majestic ancient churches alongside swirling Rococo shrines; fortresses set over crags and defensive castles sheltering knightly halls and opulent boudoirs for courtly ladies; and Renaissance palaces decorated by Austrian and Italian artists.