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Bavaria is the largest of the 16 federal states of Germany.

Bavaria borders Austria, the Czech Republic, Switzerland (across Lake Constance), as well as the neighboring German states of Baden-Wuerttemberg, Hesse, Thuringia and Saxony.

The capital city of Bavaria is Munich (München). Other major cities in Bavaria include: Nuremberg (Nürnberg), Augsburg, Würzburg, Regensburg, Ingolstadt, Fürth and Erlangen.

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Bavaria, Germany


Bavaria, Germany


Bavaria, Germany


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  • 1700 - Electorate of Bavaria is part of the Holy Roman Empire

  • 1800 - Population of the Electorate of Bavaria (Holy Roman Empire) - 3,200,000

  • 1895 - Bavaria
    Bava'ria (Ger. Bayern or Baiern, bi'ern; Fr. Bavière, bā've-air'; Lat. Bavaria), a kingdom of Central Europe, forming part of the German Empire, is the largest German state except Prussia. It consists of two isolated portions separated by Hesse and Baden. The eastern and larger portion is bounded on the N. by Prussia, Saxe-Meiningen, Reuss, and Saxony, on the E. by Bohemia and Austria, on the S. by Tyrol, and on the W. by Würtemberg, Baden, and Hesse. The western portion, called the Palatinate of the Rhine, is bounded on the E. by the river Rhine, and on other sides by Alsace, Prussia, and Hesse. Total area, 29,292 square miles. Capital, Munich. Pop. in 1890, 5,589,382...
    Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
  • News  1923 - Hitler leads a rebellion in Bavaria but is easily defeated.

  • 2023 - Here's a list of must-visit places and things to do in Bavaria:
    Neuschwanstein Castle: This iconic fairytale castle is perched atop a hill in the Bavarian Alps and is the inspiration for Disney's Cinderella Castle. Take a guided tour inside to learn about the fascinating history and enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding area.

    Munich: The capital of Bavaria, Munich, is a dynamic city with a mix of modernity and tradition. Don't miss the Marienplatz, where you can witness the famous Glockenspiel show at the New Town Hall. Also, explore the English Garden, one of the world's largest urban parks.

    Nuremberg: Known for its well-preserved medieval old town and historic significance, Nuremberg offers a glimpse into Germany's past. Visit the Nuremberg Castle, the Documentation Center Nazi Party Rally Grounds, and try some traditional Nuremberg sausages.

    Rothenburg ob der Tauber: This charming medieval town is a true gem. Stroll through its cobblestone streets, admire the half-timbered houses, and visit the impressive Rothenburg Castle. The... Read MORE...

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