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There’s no shortage of our kind of place to stay in Bavaria (German name: Bayern). This is Germany’s largest state by area, and its second biggest by population – 12.5 million people live here, more than in either of its neighbours, Austria and Switzerland. Munich is the capital city – other important cities include Nurnberg, Bamberg and Bayreuth.
The River Danube, flowing roughly east-west, divides Bavaria more or less naturally in two. The southern border of the state is mountainous.
As elsewhere, our selection of places to stay in Bavaria offers an interesting range: guesthouses, hotels, restaurants with rooms. Whichever, they have the special quality of hand-picked character and charm we seek out.