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Cheap flights to Bavaria

Bavaria, or the Free State of Bavaria, is the largest and oldest state in the Federal Republic of Germany. It is found in the southeast of the country, measuring some 70,549.44km, making up almost a fifth of the total land area of Germany. Its capital, Munich, is the largest city in the region, and is the third largest city in all of Germany.

The region is divided into seven administrative districts consisting of 71 administrative cities or Landkreise, and 25 independent cities or Kreisfreie Stadt. Divisions were determined by the ruling government, and each of these cities and regions have their own traits and personalities. The seven administrative districts include Upper Franconia, Middle Franconia, Lower Franconia, Swabia, Upper Palatinate, Upper Bavaria, and Lower Bavaria. The capital of the whole region is Munich, found in Upper Bavaria. A great number of the inhabitants reside in Munich, while the rest are divided to other major cities such as Nuremberg, Augsburg, Regensburg, and Ingolstadt.

What to see & do

Munich (Upper Bavaria) – Munich is the capital city of Bavaria in Germany. Within the city, the population stands at 1.4 million, and joining the population are fancy sights that have been built for more than the modern man can remember. Much of the region is comprised of sightseeing, restaurant, nightlife, and accommodation destinations which are fun, exciting, and are historically relevant, while the cultures are equally colourful. The city is a flourishing success story with contradictions on the side – as it is cultural and ‘old’; it is also modern and upbeat. If travelling to Bavaria, make sure to start with Munich as the city is also the access key to other cities and towns. Visit the iconic Residenzmuseum, the Westend's oldest coffee house cum junk shop and sewing shop Marais, and the sprawling Englischer Garten. If visiting during October, catch the annual Oktoberfest, the worldwide street beer party held at the city. Don't forget to down a pint or two!

Nuremberg (Middle Franconia) – Bavaria's second largest city, Nuremberg is the unofficial capital of Franconia. An energetic place where nightlife is intense and beer is dark as coffee, the city is also known for drawing a lot of tourists all year round especially during the dawn of the spectacular Christmas Market.

Augsburg (Swabia) – The largest city on the Romantic Road, Augsburg is also one of Germany's oldest cities founded by the stepchildren of Roman emperor Augustus. The city is mostly shaped by Romans, medieval artisans, bankers, traders, and most recently, industry and technology. The attractive city of spires and cobbles is an easy trip from Munich – a destination like no other. Visit the Fuggerei, the St. Anna Kirche, the Dom Maria Heimsuchung, and the Maximillianmuseum.

Regensburg (Upper Palatinate) – Yet another Roman settlement under the Emperor Marcus Aurelius, the city was the first capital of Bavaria and the residence of dukes, kings, and bishops. Two millennia of history in the city has produced some of the region's finest architectural heritage, including the Schloss Thurn und Taxis, the Dom St. Peter, the Altes Rathaus, and the Roman Wall.

How to get around within Bavaria

Trains are the best way to travel around Bavaria. Bigger cities are connected to smaller towns through the railways, so if planning on going to the countryside and vice-versa, trains are the best way to go. Tickets are called Bayern-Ticket, which can take you within Bavaria up to the border towns of Salzburg, Reutte, or Ulm. The ticket can also be used for private trains and most of the local buses and city transport, although validity is limited. Sometimes, travellers are expected to rent and ride a car especially when going deep in the Bavarian countryside. Roads are winding and sometimes within the farmland, but are otherwise paved and standardised by the European Union, so there will be no problem. Walking is also suggested if travelling within a particular city or town to get to know the city on a more intimate and grounded level.

How to get there

The Munich International Airport is the second busiest airport in Germany and is the main international airport serving Munich and the region of Bavaria. If planning on a trip to the region, travellers can fly down directly to the said airport. If there are no direct flights to the Munich International Airport from the point of origin or departure point, travellers may land through the Frankfurt am Main, or the Frankfurt Airport. Cheap flights to Bavaria can be booked using Skyscanner. Skyscanner is an online resource of the cheapest flights from over 600 airlines worldwide.

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