Located in the south-east of Germany and rising into the Alps, Bavaria (Bayern), is famed for its hospitality and deep German heritage. The region’s capital is München (Munich), which attracts 6 million visitors to its annual beer festival, the Oktoberfest, where only beer conforming to the Reinheitsgebot (Purity Law) of 1487 may be served.
Although food, drink and conviviality are important elements of Bavarian culture, Bavaria is also home to world renowned cultural events such as the annual Bayreuth Festival, long associated with composer Richard Wagner, and Oberammergau Passion Play, staged every decade to commemorate the regions’ inhabitants’ escape from the Plague in 1633.
Other major cities in Bavaria include Nürnburg (Nuremburg) which hosts a very popular Christmas Market each year, and Augsburg, established as a Roman garrison in 15BC.
The landscapes of Bavaria are varied, with the Alps to the south and Germany’s highest peak, the Zugspitze, offering a range of winter sports. Lakes and forests are widespread, with plenty of hiking opportunities. The unique combination of a welcoming culture, fascinating history and beautiful natural heritage makes Bavaria a wonderful region to visit.
Casinos can be found in Bad Kissingen, Bad Steben, Feuchtwangen, Bad Kötzting, Bad Füssing, Bad Reichenhall, Bad Wiessee, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, and Lindau. Interestingly, there is no casino in Munich (however, slots play halls abound). The nearest land based casino is located in Bad- Wiessee. Entry is restricted to persons aged 21 or over and photographic ID must be supplied. Most casinos charge entrance fees and maintain dress codes, typically smart casual, and opening hours vary but usually extend to 2am or later at weekends.
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