Wandering through the ancient terrain of Lower Bavaria, this guide highlights its popular features, from the Bavarian Forest?Germany's biggest national park where bears, wolves, lynx, and bison have resettled and now thrive in an unspoiled and beautiful natural environment?to the Danube, which characterizes vast stretches of the countryside. The sweeping, lush meadows created by the river, collectively known as the Gäuboden, are captured in the provincial capital of Straubing, where the heart of Old Bavaria beats the strongest. This part of the region is also emphasized for its glorious baroque monasteries and churches with names such as Metten, Niederaltaich, and Osterhofen-Altenmarkt. The region's agricultural production is studied, from pickling gherkins to asparagus and hops, and its city gems of Passau and Landshut are illustrated in detail. Exploring the area's diverse and wonderful scenery, this survey shows why Lower Bavaria has become a top holiday destination, including how the discovery of thermal springs has transformed the little towns of Füssing, Birnbach, and Griesbach into glitteringly restorative spas practically overnight.
Genre: Travel, Photography
Subgenre: Europe / Germany, Pictorial, Subjects + Themes / Regional