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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.

Suggested tours: Beer

Suggested tours: Beer tour through East Bavaria Kuchlbauer Tower Weltenburg Abbey Enjoying Bavarian Beer The delights of beer and culture! East Bavaria has the second highest density of breweries in the world. Over 1000 different flavors of beer are produced in approximately 160 breweries, the majority of which are relatively small. Some breweries are also the oldest of their type worldwide. The Weltenburg Brewery, situated in the beautiful Weltenburg Abbey on a bend of the upper Danube, is the oldest monastic brewery in the world, reckoned to be about 950 years old. Not far away in the town of Kelheim, is the Schneider Weisse Brewery, the oldest wheat beer brewery in the world. The traditional Kuchlbauer Brewery in Abensberg is also certainly worth a visit. The Kuchlbauer Tower, designed by the Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser, and the neighbouring Kunsthaus combine art and Bavarian beer tradition in a spectacular manner. The Kuchlbauer, Weltenburger und Schneider Weisse breweries are only situated a few kilometres from each other. The route from Weltenburg to Kelheim can even be covered by boat through the stunning Danube Gorge Nature Reserve, where towering rock faces squeeze the Danube into a narrow riverbed. At the end of this unique “beer tour”, you can enjoy a beer or two from one of the three Regensburg breweries in a very beautiful beer garden by the Danube. Beer and Bavarian tradition lie side by side on this tour. Three breweries in Regensburg: www.brauerei.spital.de www.kneitinger.de/en www.bischofshof.de Schneider-Weisse Brewery in Kelheim www.schneider-weisse.de/en Kuchlbauer Brewery in Abensberg: www.kuchlbauer.de/en Danube river cruise: www.schiffahrt-kelheim.de Weltenburg Brewery: www.weltenburger.de Weltenburg Abbey: www.kloster-weltenburg.de www.kloster-weltenburg.de /a-short-guide-toweltenburg 34 www.ostbayern-tourismus.de

Suggested tours: The Crystal Road (Glasstraße) Glass garden at JOSKA in Bodenmais Out and about in the glass production region of the Bavarian Forest and the Upper Palatinate Forest The production and processing of glass has a tradition spanning over 700 years in the Bavarian Forest and the Upper Palatinate Forest. There are still many small and large glassworks to this day, as well as glass museums and glass landmarks. To fully “experience” glass, you can blow a glass ball for yourself and do plenty of shopping at the JOSKA Interactive Exhibition & Glass-blowing Works in Bodenmais and at the Weinfurtner Glass Village in Arnbruck. At JOSKA, you can also admire, for example, the largest wheat beer glass in the world, as well as the world's biggest Christmas bauble and Easter egg. At the Zwiesel Kristallglas in Zwiesel, you can take a look at the largest glass pyramid in the world, which is 8 metres high and made from more than 90,000 glass tumblers. Glass art from numerous international artists can be seen in the Glass Gardens in Frauenau, which is directly next to the Frauenau Glass Museum, where the history of glass around the world is presented. In the three-river-town, Passau, enjoy a visit to the Glass Museum which is home to the largest collection of Bohemian glass worldwide. This unique museum was once inaugurated by the first man on the moon, the American astronaut Armstrong. JOSKA: www.joska.com Glass Gardens in Frauenau: www.die-glaesernen-gaerten-von-frauenau.de Glass Museum in Frauenau: www.glasmuseum-frauenau.de/en Glass Museum in Passau: www.glasmuseum.de Weinfurtner Glass Village: www.weinfurtner.de/index.html Zwiesel Kristallglas: https://shop.zwiesel-kristallglas.com www.ostbayern-tourismus.de 35

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