Like a fairy tale: Ten of Bavaria’s most beautiful castles

From the original Disney castle to a copy of Versailles and a royal inner-city residence
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Bavaria is probably best known as the German state that hosts the Oktoberfest each year. And while the world’s largest beer festival is certainly worth a visit, Bavaria and its historic capital Munich have a lot more to offer than beer-fueled escapades. If you happen to be in the German south, make sure you visit some (if not all) of its stunning castles, royal residences and regal holiday homes. 

Neuschwanstein Castle, Schwangau

Residenz, Munich

Nymphenburg Castle, Munich

Herrenchiemsee Castle, Chiemsee

Hohenschwangau Castle, Schwangau

Burghausen Castle, Burghausen

King’s House on Schachen, Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Fürstenried Palace, Fürstenried

Schleißheim Palace, Schleißheim

Linderhof Palace, Ettal

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