Land der tausend Teiche im Oberpfälzer Wald

Cultural Landscapes

The Buckelwiese meadows in the Karwendel mountains are covered in a cloak of blue gentian. The clear mountain stream snakes through the Partnach Gorge, formed by natural forces over many centuries. In the land of a thousand lakes, visitors dine on regional fish from the natural surroundings. Hundreds of sheep and goats graze in the Nördlinger Ries, as a way of conserving the unique cultural landscape with its wild plants. Bavaria is all this and much more besides.

Its people are as diverse and exceptional as the landscape itself. They work with dedication and devotion to ensure that their cultural landscape is preserved for future generations. Between modern production techniques and traditional farming methods, they remain calm and authentic, and work in harmony with nature. They are the hop ambassador from the Hallertau, the shepherd from the Altmühltal and the miner in the Salzbergwerk Berchtesgaden. In this section we meet personalities who are closely linked to the landscape in very special ways. Immerse yourself in Bavaria’s exceptional cultural landscapes.

Buckelwiesen in der Alpenwelt Karwendel
Buckelwiesen in der Alpenwelt Karwendel

Buckelwiesen near Mittenwald

Buckelwiesen near Mittenwald

The Buckelwiese meadows in Mittenwald are a protected natural asset. Manfred Schmidt is a fervent advocate for conserving the cultural landscape.

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Land der tausend Teiche
Land der tausend Teiche

Land of a thousand lakes

Land of a thousand lakes

In the “Land of a thousand lakes”: The Bächer family has been farming fish for generations. Fish farming shapes the landscape and the people alike.

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Hopfenland Hallertau
Hopfenland Hallertau

First-hand experience of hops

First-hand experience of hops

Passion for the green gold: Elisabeth Stiglmaier is a hop ambassador in the Hallertau. She offers a hands-on experience of this special cultural landscape.

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Schäferromantik im Noerdlinger Ries
Schäferromantik im Noerdlinger Ries

The romance of the shepherd in Nördlinger Ries

The romance of the shepherd in Nördlinger Ries

The Nördlinger Ries is a unique sight: Shepherds like Willy Maurer ensure that this wonderful cultural landscape remains intact.

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The “good spirit” of Partnach Gorge

The “good spirit” of Partnach Gorge

The Partnach Gorge in Garmisch-Partenkirchen impresses over 300,000 visitors annually. As gorge administrator, Rudolf Achtner ensures their safety.

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Cultural landscape Allgäu Alps

Cultural landscape Allgäu Alps

The Allgäu Alps: In Obermaiselstein visitors can experience a breathtaking cultural landscape. Preserving this idyll takes a lot of work.

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Below ground

Below ground

Andreas Neumayer is one of the last miners below ground. In the 500-year old Salzbergwerk Berchtesgaden he collects brine for Bad Reichenhall salt.

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A natural paradise shrouded in legend

A natural paradise shrouded in legend

The Watzmann - imposing and shrouded in legend: As a mountain guide, Nina Schlesener takes her guests to hidden corners in this Berchtesgaden landmark.

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Where the cherry blossom blooms

Where the cherry blossom blooms

The Walberla foothills are home to various fruit varieties. Fruit growers like Roland Schmitt guard this unique cultural landscape.

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