Destination guide

There's more to Upper Bavaria than Oktoberfest

There's more to Upper Bavaria than donning a lederhosen and feathered hat while slapping your knees to the sounds of regional music and downing frothy steins of strong German beer at the annual Oktoberfest. When you stay in an Upper Bavaria vacation rental, you'll have access to the breathtaking alpine region and its endless possibilities for outdoor adventures. Consider taking a break from the challenging treks to amble around the fairy tale castles or dive into one of Munich's many fascinating museums and galleries. You'll also sample Bavarian food, hearty mountain fare which matches the cold climate.

Things to do

See the real Disney castle in Upper Bavaria

If you've never heard of Neuschwanstein Castle, imagine the iconic Disney castle and you've got a pretty good idea of what this beautiful structure looks like. In fact, the castle built by King Ludwig II inspired many of the world's fairy tales and when you catch your first glimpse of the castle's spires covered in the winter snows, you'll see why. If you've scored an Upper Bavaria vacation rental in the region's capital Munich, you'll be moments away from all its ornate German palaces, museums and the fine lakeside Englischer Garten, not to mention the modern 75,000-seat Allianz Arena.


The snowy German Alps await in Upper Bavaria

If you're looking for family outdoor adventure, make a beeline for one of the Upper Bavaria vacation rentals which put you in the heart of the German Alps. In summer, the fertile green slopes make for challenging trekking and exciting downhill mountain biking, set against the backdrop of some of Europe's most spectacular scenery. The fun isn't over in winter, when thrill-seeking crowds descend with skies and snowboards in hand to hit the slopes. The season here is long and you can go glacier skiing well into May. If you're into the great outdoors, there are few places which measure up to Upper Bavaria.


There's no best or worst season in Upper Bavaria

Summer season is awash with travelers who come to delve into the cultural attractions in Munich or the outdoor activities in the German Alps. If you plan to nab an Upper Bavaria vacation rental in Munich during Oktoberfest, you'll need to be quick, as they sell out months in advance. Alternatively, visit between March and May, when the weather is a little cooler, the prices of rentals have taken a nosedive and there are no queues at the attractions. Winter in Upper Bavaria can be nippy, to say the least, but if snow sports are your thing, there's no better time.

Natural features

The great outdoors in Bavaria is truly great

There's no 2 ways about it, the scenery of Upper Bavaria is incredibly beautiful. When you stay in an Upper Bavaria vacation rental, you can expect towering snow-capped mountains punctuated by glistening glaciers and crystal-clear lakes. During the summers, you can kick back on the rocky lakeside beaches, while the cold season sees the whole region carpeted in a thick layer of snow, transforming it into a winter wonderland. The region is also home to large swathes of forest, which provide habitats for a long list of birdlife and other woodland dwelling critters.

Can I find a vacation rental around Upper Bavaria?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 5,947 vacation rentals near Upper Bavaria. From 445 Houses to 5,144 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Upper Bavaria are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Upper Bavaria?

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

  • Munich: 342 vacation rentals
  • Garmisch-Partenkirchen: 761 vacation rentals
  • Berchtesgaden: 903 vacation rentals
  • Oberammergau: 744 vacation rentals
  • München District: 335 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Upper 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 Upper 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 Upper Bavaria:

  • Munich: 342 rentals
  • Garmisch-Partenkirchen: 761 rentals
  • Berchtesgaden: 903 rentals
  • Oberammergau: 744 rentals
  • Tegernsee: 854 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 Upper 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 Upper Bavaria are:

  • Munich International Airport (MUC): 196 vacation rentals
  • Municipalch Railway Airport (ZMU): 292 vacation rentals
  • Freilassing (QFL): 1,747 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 Upper Bavaria?

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

  • Munich Central Station: 296 rentals
  • Marienplatz: 159 rentals
  • Theresienwiese: 295 rentals
  • Garmisch-Partenkirchen Ski Resort: 287 rentals
  • Garmisch-Partenkirchen (ZEI-Garmisch-Partenkirchen Train Station): 809 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Upper 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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