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East Bavaria – in the heart of Central Europe

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East Bavaria, with its Bavarian Forest, Upper Palatinate Forest, Bavarian Jura, Bavarian Golf and Spa Country as well as its towns, offers a great deal of variety for visitors in a charming region full of nature and culture.

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East Bavaria East Bavaria, with its Bavarian Forest, Upper Palatinate Forest, Bavarian Jura, Bavarian Golf and Spa Country as well as its towns, offers a great deal of variety for visitors in a charming region full of nature and culture. What is more, there are many superlatives which can be used in connection with this region: East Bavaria is home to some of the oldest breweries in the world, the largest, historical open-air theatre in Europe, the best preserved medieval city in Germany with over 1000 buildings listed as historical monuments, the most visited thermal region in Europe, the largest glass pyramid in the world, the oldest coffeehouse in Europe… to name just a few! Allow yourself to be amazed by a visit to East Bavaria! 03 Welcome 04 East Bavaria as a travel destination / maps The four tourist regions 06 The Bavarian Forest 10 The Upper Palatinate Forest 14 The Bavarian Jura 18 The Bavarian Golf and Spa Country Towns in East Bavaria 22 Regensburg 24 Passau 26 Weiden in der Oberpfalz 27 Amberg 28 Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz 29 Straubing 30 Deggendorf 31 Dingolfing 32 Landshut 33 Maps showing distances / airports Suggested tours 34 Beer tour through East Bavaria 35 The Crystal Road (Glasstraße) 36 On the River Danube Topics 37 Untouched nature 38 Outdoors 39 Family holidays 40 Christmas markets 41 Culture and tradition 42 History 43 New experiences 44 Tourist Board of East Bavaria Services 2 www.ostbayern-tourismus.de Treetop path in the Bavarian Forest

Welcome Walking activities The region of East Bavaria, with top destinations including the Bavarian Forest, the Upper Palatinate Forest, the Bavarian Golf and Spa Country, the Bavarian Jura and East Bavarian towns, lies in the heart of Central Europe. The region can be reached from one of four international airports (Munich, Frankfurt am Main, Prague and Vienna) and, as a result, is directly accessible from all over the world. Our region of East Bavaria, which borders neighbouring countries Austria and the Czech Republic, is rich in historic towns, charming natural beauty and Bavarian culture and tradition. Particularly unique are the UNESCO World Heritage town of Regensburg, the idyllically situated “city of three rivers”, Passau, the richness and diversity of Bavaria's beer and glass-making tradition, the first German national park with the purest air in Germany and many more natural beauties and landmarks. The region of East Bavaria has something to offer for all visitors coming from all over the world: culture and nature, adventure and relaxation, traditional and unique. Passau Cathedral We invite you to discover East Bavaria for yourself and hope to see you here soon for an unforgettable stay. We look forward to your visit, Dr. Michael Braun, CEO Medieval Prunn Castle Tourist Board of East Bavaria Im Gewerbepark D 04, 93059 Regensburg Tel.: +49 (0)941 585390 info@ostbayern-tourismus.de www.ostbayern-tourismus.de www.ostbayern-tourismus.de 3