Destination guide

Bavaria is a story-book region

Bavaria is a place that lives up to its reputation. Mountains shrouded in clouds fall down to the fertile valleys and plains of the Danube and are festooned with colorful traditional timber villages and palatial story-book castles. It's hard to be disappointed with this chocolate-box pretty part of Germany, that's if you can make it from the beer halls of Munich, where knee-slapping dances, accompanied by enormous steins, will surely have you lying in late the following day. The locals are warm and you'll be feeling at home right from the moment you settle into your Bavaria vacation rental.

Things to do

There's more than just the beer halls in Bavaria

Bavaria is, arguably, best known for Munich's world-famous Oktoberfest. Every fall, millions of travelers fly into the Bavarian capital to dress up in lederhosen and feathered hats and try to keep up with the local beer-drinking veterans. It's undoubtedly fun, but there's much more beyond the beer halls. A good start is the King Ludwig II's fairy tale Neuschwanstein Castle, a towering structure which inspired Disney's iconic castle. If you drive up the German Alpine Highway, you'll pass some gorgeous traditional mountain towns and historical landmarks. If you find yourself in a Bavarian vacation rental in December, you can dive into the famously good Christmas markets.


Outdoor adventures await in Bavaria

So, you're looking to stretch your legs along some seriously impressive scenery. You've come to the right place. If you nab a Bavaria vacation rental in the German Alps, you'll have a whole host of hiking and biking trails leading from your doorstep. The footpaths vary, from short hour-long hikes to day-long winding trails that lead up through spectacular scenery. When the long, cold winters draw in, the fun isn't over. Thrill-seekers dust off their skis or snowboards and make a beeline for the mountains to ride the snowy runs.


All 4 of Bavaria's seasons have their own merits

The summer season is the busiest and sees the biggest influx of travelers nabbing Bavaria vacation rentals. July to August has the most consistent weather, with bright skies and temperatures that hover around the high 70s or low 80s. Don't discount the other seasons though. If you catch them right, spring and fall can have wonderfully agreeable climates and although often chilly, ideal for outdoor activities, while December to February sees the whole area carpeted in a thick layer of snow, a winter wonderland environment that can be used for a whole host of outdoor pursuits.

Natural features

Bavaria's Alps teem with mountain critters

Some may argue, but Bavaria's scenery is often considered the most beautiful in Germany, particularly in Upper Bavaria, where snow-capped mountains dominate a landscape of forests and glistening alpine lakes. There are some seriously impressive critters to spot, most notably the Alpine ibex, a species of wild horned goat that thrives up the steep mountainsides. Buzzards went into serious decline, but in recent years have made a comeback and can now be spotted circling overhead. Wild deer, badgers and foxes make up just a small slice of the other species that reside in Bavaria.

Where to stay around Bavaria?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 10,999 vacation rentals near Bavaria. From 1,162 Houses to 165 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Bavaria for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Bavaria?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Bavaria. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Munich: 284 vacation rentals
  • Garmisch-Partenkirchen: 1,269 vacation rentals
  • Munich City Centre: 41 vacation rentals
  • Nuremberg: 250 vacation rentals
  • Füssen: 581 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Bavaria! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Bavaria?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Bavaria:

  • Munich: 284 rentals
  • Garmisch-Partenkirchen: 1,269 rentals
  • Nuremberg: 250 rentals
  • Füssen: 581 rentals
  • Rothenburg ob der Tauber: 58 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Bavaria?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Bavaria are:

  • Munich International Airport (MUC): 156 vacation rentals
  • Nurnberg Airport (NUE): 310 vacation rentals
  • Landshut (QLG): 34 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Bavaria?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Bavaria. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Theresienwiese: 257 rentals
  • Munich Central Station: 257 rentals
  • Marienplatz: 137 rentals
  • Neuschwanstein Castle: 210 rentals
  • Garmisch-Partenkirchen Ski Resort: 261 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Bavaria listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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