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Palazzo Ravizza
Siena, Italy

Quirky period decor,
high standards,
charming views

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Tenuta di Canonica
Todi, Italy

Ancient watchtower,
great for walkers,
great for relaxing

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Chateau Laroche-Ploquin
Sepmes, France


Elegant chateau,
wine country,
delicious food

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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.

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Burg Gartenpalais

Herrngasse 26, 91541, Rothenburg ob der Taubner, +49 09861 6077
Grand Rothenburg hotel with enchanting interiors

Burger-Palais

Neustadt 48, 91522, Ansbach, +49 (0)981 95131
Wonderful small palace in Ansbach centre

Der Schafhof

Schafhof 1, 63916, Amorbach, +49 (0)9373 97330
Impressive converted monastery, good food

Gasthof Fraundorfer

Ludwigstrasse 24, 82467 Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, Germany, +49 (0)8821 9270
Wonderful traditional chalet; family owned

Karner Hotel

Nussbaumstr 6, 83112, Frasdorf, +49 08052 4071
Beautifully decorated and well located

Klostergasthof Raitenhaslach

84489, Burghausen, +49 (0)8677 91300
Splendid converted monastery with great history

Landgasthof Osterseen

Hofmark 9, 92393, Iffeldorf, +49 8856 92860
Traditional chalet in an unspoilt area

Laudensacks Parkhotel

Kurhausstrasse 28, 97688, Bad Kissingen, +49 (0)971 72240
Superb fitness hotel, excellent food

Lindauer Hof

Dammgasse 2 , 88131, Lindau im Bodensee, +49 8382 4064
Contemporary style; stunning views

Postgasthof Rote Wand

Geitau 15, 83735, Bayrischzell, +49 (0)8023 662
Comfortable hotel, fantastic Alpine setting

Posthotel Ettal

Kaiser-Ludwig-Platz 18, 82488 Ettal, +49 (0) 88 22 35 96
Comfortable town hotel

Romantik Hotel Markusturm

Rodergasse 1, 91541 Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Bavaria, Germany, +49 (0)9861 94280
An attractive hotel in a romantic town setting

Schwan & Post

Hohnstrasse 35, 97616, Bad Neustadt, +49 9771 91070
Charming town hotel, attractively decorated
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