When most travelers visit Bavaria, a southern German state, they have only one destination in mind: the famous city of Munich. From its iconic Oktoberfest, which takes place every September at the Theresienwiese exhibition grounds, to the Hofbräuhaus am Platzl brewery, which has been throwing foam non-stop since 1828, the city is certainly worth a visit on any trip to Germany, especially if you like to taste premium beer. Germans refer to the town as the birthplace of Bavarian hospitality, and you could easily spend an entire weekend within its confines and have a great trip.
But hanging around the city only tells part of the Bavarian story; there’s plenty more to explore, including quite a few outdoor adventures. Munich is surrounded by breathtaking nature. Seriously, it’s very nearby: You can see the Bavarian Alps from the city center. Whether you’re looking to get out into nature or just trying to fit a bit of green into a city-centric trip, there are a variety of outdoor destinations to discover in the region. These are some of the best places to explore outdoors in Bavaria.
Top Outdoor Adventure Destinations in Bavaria, Germany
For access to exclusive gear videos, celebrity interviews and more, subscribe on YouTube!