Munich & Bavaria Holidays by Rail

N estled in the South-Eastern corner of Germany, Bavaria offers a heady mix of vibrant, cultural cities, chocolate-box medieval towns, fairytale hill-top castles and undulating scenery punctuated by dark forests and meadows with grazing, bell-collared cows. At its heart, capital Munich is equally eclectic in its diversity, with contemporary architecture like the Allianz Arena, historic buildings like the famous Hofbrauhaus beer hall and lovely green spaces like the Englischer Garten.

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Our Recommended Hotels in Munich & Bavaria

Courtyard City Centre

Conveniently situated just 5 minutes’ walk from Munich’s main station and 10 minutes’ walk from the historical centre, the Courtyard by Marriott Munich City Centre offers comfortable, convenient accommodation with modern interiors. In-house dining is available at the Oleo Pazzo, a Mediterranean bistro.

Victoria Hotel

Set in an attractive 1896 building, this stylish, independent hotel sits opposite Nürnberg Hauptbahnhof rail station and within the city’s historic quarter. The cosy rooms have free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, and the hotel boasts an Italian terrace cafe and a bar.

Dorint Hotel Wurzburg

The modern Dorint Hotel Wurzburg is located within walking distance of the main station and the historic centre of the city. The property has complimentary Wi-Fi internet access throughout and there is also a spa area and indoor swimming pool. It’s possible to dine outside at the hotel’s restaurant during the summer months.

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Eisenhut Hotel

A hearty Bavarian welcome awaits at this traditional 4-star property in the heart of the medieval centre. This family-run hotel has 78 cosy and comfortable rooms across 4 floors.

There is also a renowned restaurant, which attracts residents and locals alike.

Achat Herzog am Dom

A design hotel, located in the centre of historic Regensburg, the Achat Plaza Herzog am Dom features contemporary style bedrooms and suites with views over the city’s famous cathedral. There is also an a la carte restaurant and a welcoming bar.

Le Meridien Grand

Nuremberg’s finest property is ideally positioned opposite the main railway station and within easy walking distance of the charming Old Town, St Lorenz Church and the Kaiserburg Castle.

Bedrooms are immaculately presented and make for an ideal Bavarian sojourn.

Best Western Hotel Bamberg

A short walk from the picturesque old town, this comfortable, modern hotel provides high-quality accommodation which leaves you relaxed and refreshed. Rooms are equipped with Wi-Fi, air conditioning and a safe, and the excellent breakfast perfectly sets you up for a day of exploring.

Hotel Platzl

The Platzl is situated right in the centre of Munich, ensuring that all the city sights are in walking distance. Bedrooms at the Platzl are very comfortable and modern with all the extra comforts you might expect: a safe, climate control and a minibar amongst others. There are numerous on-site dining options offering both traditional and nouveau cuisine, as well as an excellent bar in which to unwind.

Suggested Tours in Bavaria

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Neuschwanstein & Linderhof Day Tour from Munich

Enjoy a visit to the fairytale castles of Neuschwanstein and Linderhof on this day tour by coach from the centre of Munich. The tour includes stops at Linderhof and Oberammergau before you arrive at Hohenschwangau, a village at the foot of the castle. You then have 4 hours of free time to explore the castle grounds and have lunch.

from £50 per person
Berchtesgaden and the Eagle's Nest Tour

Embark on a guided tour of Berchtesgaden Mountains, Hitler's mountain retreat and the southern headquarters of the Nazi party on a full day coach trip from Munich. Located at 6,148 feet on top of Mt Kehlstein, the lodge has some of Germany's most amazing views of the Alps. Runs on Mondays and Fridays.

from £50 per person