With so much variety and activities for everyone, adults, children and pets alike, Bavaria is enchanting and an ideal destination to book self catering rental accommodation for your family. Bavaria is also a favourite vacation spot amongst the Germans, and it's not hard to see why; with art, culture, castles, the great outdoors, and even spas, it is an ideal place to get away and rediscover the world from one of the private rental properties and apartments on offer.
Bavaria is a large state of Germany in the South East, forming roughly 20% of the entire country. Its capital is Munich, which is where the famous Munich Oktoberfest takes place, and there are plenty of Bavarian holiday cottages available to book here. A nice outdoor activity is visiting the Englischer Garten, a large public park which is in fact much bigger than Central Park in New York. Biking tours are available. Nymphenburg Palace, also known as the Castle of the Nymph, used to be the summer residence for royalty, and is now a Baroque palace and a park. Not to be missed is the famous Neuschwanstein Castle in the southwest, which was the inspiration for the Sleeping Beauty Castle in Disneyland. Car lovers will enjoy the BMW museum, where visitors can drive simulation cars. Being in a fairly central position in Europe makes Bavaria a good destination if you want to travel to other regions close by, for example it is possible to hop on a train for just a few hours to get you over the border to Pilsen in West Bohemian Czech Republic, or further south-west to the Lake Zurich Region of Switzerland.
Skiing or a summer break - Bavaria is always the right decision
Equally popular are the Bavarian Alps, and in upper Bavaria, tourists can see the highest peak in Germany, the Zugspitze. Skiers and snowboarders can find rentals such as a Bavaria holiday cottage in a great location close to the slopes. Großer Arber is in the Bavarian Forest and has been called the "Mont Blanc" of Germany. Inzell is located in a valley and is perfect for cross-country skiing and speed skating. In Garmisch-Partenkirchen a tour of the famous Olympic ski jump is available.
Bavaria also houses some crystal-clear lakes and waterfalls, which are well worth seeing no matter what the season. The Fünf-Seen-Land (Five Lakes Region) is a first-rate site for watersports. Lake Spitzingsee is the highest lake in Germany above sea level, the Röthbach waterfall is the tallest in the country, and the Kuhflucht waterfall in Farchant is also a breath-taking sight. This makes for one of the best destinations to book a self catering rental property for a romantic week to stay with that special someone.
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Bavaria holiday cottages are available in cities and towns throughout Bavaria. Passau is located in central Bavaria and here three rivers – the Danube, the Ilz and the Inn – come together, and river tours are available. The city has an Italian Baroque style to it, and the Bavarian apartments available to rent here are quite stylish and comfortable. Self-catering Bavarian accommodation is available for travellers who want to do their own exploring. Burgenstraße road leads to Coburg, a town full of enchanting castles such as the Veste Coburg fortress, Ehrenburg Palace, Rosenau Castle, and Callenberg Castle. There is also a spa in Bad Rodach, and the town is great for walking. If you're a walking enthusiast, you could always travel over the border from your holiday lettings in Bavaria and go to Vorarlberg in nearby Austria, where the stunning scenery is bound to make you want to run right up the mountains to get the best possible view! If you'd like to go on more of a city trip, head to the capital Vienna, a location whose city centre is so precious it has even been given the title of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.