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Sebastian Niedermaier in Bamberg Garden © Dietmar Denger
Sebastian Niedermaier in Bamberg Garden © Dietmar Denger
Bavaria is full of special traditions, history, and delicious cuisine. However, did you know that through these elements it also offers exceptional sustainable experiences? For instance, through sourcing local regional produce, crafting beer and wine in the most sensible methods and perserving the local cultural landscape, there are many destinations in Bavaria that provide a better approach to truly seeing Bavaria in it’s purest form, away from the norm and artificial. The following stories give you a sneak peek at how Bavaria and its people maintain their creative attitude towards being a sustainably-driven destination.

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Staying True to Nature and Sustainablity
Guests working at Tili’s Hof © - Gert Krautbauer
Guests working at Tili’s Hof
© - Gert Krautbauer
Back to Basics
The Bavarian Forest is one of two national parks in Bavaria. It’s filled with outstanding natural landscape and a thriving wildlife, the ideal place for an adventurous escape but also a place to disconnect from everyday hectic life. Nestled within the forest, you will find Tili’s Hof, a farmhouse providing guests the opportunity for a digital detox and to experience life as it was 100 years ago- no technology, just nature and simple living.
Travel back in time now!
Moor for Natural Healing
The Bavarian Alps offers treasures that provide exceptional health benefits and remedies near its many spa towns. The Altenauer Moor is a supreme cultural landscape of moor, mountain pine, peaty pools, aromatic wild flowers and beautiful natural surroundings dating back to thousands of years. Relaxing moor baths are popular in the nearby resorts and a stop to visit local Veronika Wurm, who makes moor soap in the old tradition of cold press with 100% natural ingredients is a must!
Discover the Bavarian Moors
Veronika Wurm © - Peter von Felbert
Veronika Wurm © - Peter von Felbert
Sebastian Neidermaier in his garden © - Dietmar Denger
Sebastian Niedermaier in his garden
© - Dietmar Denger
Gardening in the Heart of Bamberg
Bamberg, with an old town deemed an UNESCO World Heritage Site, it’s known as the “Garden City”. Gardening goes back to many centuries here and is still practiced today. 13th generation local organic gardener, Sebastian Niedermaier still cultivates vegetables and fruits in the traditional way, but he also experiments with ancient varieties and exotic plants such a liquorice that were once specialties in Bamberg. He offers the highest quality products at his farm shop for his guests!
Explore the Garden!
Sustainable Bavarian Hospitality
A classic-looking Bavarian tavern in the heart of Munich, Xaver’s Restaurant, is run by siblings Jakob, Theresa and Xaver Portenlänger. The trio entices its visitors with an original ambiance evolving from the expected- hearty yet stylish, traditional yet sustainable, typically Bavarian yet cosmopolitan cuisine. Supporting sustainability, regionality and fairly produced ingredients is at the heart of their philosophy. Xaver’s style is to cater to all kinds of guests so they feel at home - whether they want to enjoy a few beers or a fancy 3-course meal!
Have a taste of Xaver’s!
Siblings Jakob, Theresa and Xaver Portenlänger run Xaver’s Restaurant © Huber
Siblings Jakob, Theresa and Xaver Portenlänger run Xaver’s Restaurant © - Bernhard Huber
Thomas Schenk’s picturesque vineyards © Huber
Thomas Schenk’s picturesque vineyards
© - Bernhard Huber
Ethical Wine-Making
The Franconian Wine Region is renowned for its delectable wines and its scenic steep vineyard slopes. Looking into the future of winemaking, local winegrowers, like Thomas Schenk are set on producing quality wines without perservatives and protecting the biodiversity. For them, making wine is also about suporting the families of the village by providing fair wages to employees, donating to local charties and playing an active role in wine village life.
Discover Bavaria’s vineyard stories
Craft Beer:
Tradition and Innovation
In the village of Sonthofen, The Hirschbräu has been running for 160 years and today, it’s master brewer, Kilian Stückler tests complex flavors, colors and aromas to develop one-of-a-kind beer. He even matures beer in rum casks made according to the Purity Law tradition. In keeping its beer and vision as pure as possible, The Hirschbräu works with local restaurant, “‘s handwerk”, which offers a traditionally creative and locally-sourced menu.
Craft beer at its finest
Kilian Stückler at “The Hirschbräu” © Huber
Kilian Stückler at “The Hirschbräu”
© - Bernhard Huber
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