The majestic mountains of the Alps, Germany’s highest peak—the Zugspitze—and more than 100 lakes glittering in the foothills illustrate this exciting guide to the Bavarian region. The bustling atmosphere of Munich’s all-year market, the medieval cities of Rothenburg and Nuremberg, and festivals such as the world-famous Oktoberfest are investigated, proving the region to be one of the most popular holiday destinations in Germany. Ancient traditions are illustrated, showing how the locals still practice them with pride, both in urban centers and rural communities where time seems to have stood still. Showcasing magnificent buildings and historic sites—among them indomitable castles, the idyllic Wieskirche, and mighty Bamberg Cathedral—this travel companion also highlights the area’s beautiful gardens, fascinating museums, grand theaters, and famous opera houses such as Wagner’s Festspielhaus in Bayreuth. Capturing Bavaria in all its elemental beauty and glorious variety, this handbook also focuses on regional beverage beer, the cheese makers of the Allgäu, and Ludwig II’s palatial architectural masterpieces.
About the Author
Martin Siepmann is a freelance photographer and the author of many illustrated books on regional and international destinations. He has had his work featured in numerous books on regional and international travel as well as in magazine reports and calendars. Ernst-Otto Luthardt is the author of more than 50 illustrated travel books on places such as Bavaria, Masuria, Poland, Pomerania, Silesia, and St. Petersburg. He organizes and guides exclusive travel breaks that trace the subjects of his titles and are characterized by many personal meetings with individuals famous in the spheres of art, culture, and public life.