Located throughout the northern Alpine foothills, Upper Bavaria is home to pristine lakes, steep mountains and the famous metropolis of Munich.
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Even if the mountain region might seem to cover a rather small area, it boasts a dense population and is the most traditional all over Bavaria (Germany). Bavaria without its mountains would be the same as Munich without its legendary Oktoberfest - unthinkable!
The natural landscape features a rich variety, ranging from hills to lakes, ponds and mountains (pic: Lake Walchensee). The Zugspitze mountain is both Germany’s highest and best-known mountain. Bad Tölz, Lake Chiemsee, Lake Tegernsee and Lake Schliersee, everything surrounded by mighty mountains like the Wendelstein and Zugspitze mountains provide attractive recreation areas, all within easy reach thanks to the efficient transport connections to near-by Munich.