Bavaria is the largest federal state of Germany, situated in the south-east of the country. It extends from the North German Plain down into the Alps. It is bordered by the German federal states of Baden-Württemberg, Hesse, Thuringia and Saxony in the west and north, as well as the Czech Republic in the east and Austria and Switzerland in the south.

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Munich is the capital city of the German federal state of Bavaria. Within the city limits, Munich has a population of more than 1.4 million, making it the third most populous city in Germany.

Nuremberg is a city in the Germany state of Bavaria, in the administrative region of Middle Franconia; it is Bavaria's second largest city after Munich.

For the city in Lebanon, see Beirut. The festival city of Bayreuth in Upper Franconia is relatively quiet most of the year until the Richard Wagner Festival settles in for 30 days every summer.

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Upper Bavaria is the Bavarian heartland. It's a place of deep forests, beautiful meadows, winding roads and jagged peaks.

Franconia is a region of northern Bavaria, a state of Germany, that was formerly a separate kingdom of the Holy Roman Empire.

Bavarian Swabia is in the western part of Bavaria and its borders coincide with the administrative region, of which there are seven.

Lower Bavaria is in Bavaria in Germany.

Upper Palatinate is a region in Bavaria, Germany. Vilseck Amberg old city center, the new castle and the armoury, the town wall …

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