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13 Postcard-Perfect Airbnbs in Bavaria

Bavaria is often regarded as Germany’s “fairytale” region with its charming towns, but it’s a whole lot more than soaring mountains and storybook castles. While that may be more than enough to draw you here, you’ll find world-class museums, top-notch restaurants, plenty of tasty brews, and all sorts of opportunities for outdoor adventure. For the best place to stay, consider one of these truly postcard-perfect Airbnbs.


The Castle Apartment - Unsleben The Castle Apartment
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The Castle Apartment - Unsleben

There may be no better option for experiencing authentic Bavaria than staying in a traditional castle with a vampire vibe. This two-bedroom rental can accommodate up to four and is sure to provide a unique stay with lots of antique furniture and detailed woodwork along with a full kitchen. Plus you’ll enjoy spectacular views of nature from every window. It’s located in the small town of Unsleben in the Rhön-Grabfeld District, a haven for wellness since medieval times with countless spas that have bubbling mineral waters to soak in and a number of castles to visit.

Ferienwohnungen Zugspitze - Alpspitze Ferienwohnungen Zugspitze - Alpspitze
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Ferienwohnungen Zugspitze - Alpspitze

A spacious open-concept apartment for up to four guests, a stay at Ferienwohnungen Zugspitze comes complete with a magnificent mountain view. Plus there are scenic trails for hiking that can be reached just steps from your door. Rave reviews say it’s “a dream,” even better than the photos, and you’ll have your own balcony for breathing in that fresh mountain air while gazing out at the scenery. Other notable features include bike or ski storage, a parking space, free Wi-Fi,  a flat-screen TV with a DVD player, and a full kitchen with a microwave and dishwasher.

Nostalgisch wohnen in Toplage - Regensburg Nostalgisch wohnen in Toplage
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Nostalgisch wohnen in Toplage - Regensburg

Centrally located on a quiet side street in the heart of Regensburg’s Old Town, this rental is located in what was once a chapel for the fishing guild in the Middle Ages, complete with thick, sloping walls and wooden beams. You’ll be within walking distance of all the attractions, shops, and restaurants while enjoying a unique and unforgettable stay. It includes a garden, well-equipped kitchen, a bathroom with heated flooring, free Wi-Fi, and a Smart TV with Netflix and Prime, sleeping up to six guests in two bedrooms, plus a sofa bed. Your hospitable host provides equipment for families with little ones too.

Birke Vacation Home - Bischofsmais Birte Vacation Home
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Birke Vacation Home - Bischofsmais

“Birke” is surrounded by nature with a ski lift less than a mile away and a cross-country ski track just 800 feet from its door. During the warmer months, there are miles and miles of hiking trails to explore nearby while the property itself has a vast lawn and wildlife garden. The two-story home has three bedrooms, sleeping up to seven, and includes an open living/dining room area with an open-hearth fireplace, satellite TV, and DVD player along with a dining table. You’ll have all you need in the kitchen, including a microwave, dishwasher, coffee maker, and kettle, along with a BBQ grill and washer/dryer. Plus there’s a terrace and balcony for relaxing with a view.

East Wing in the Winery & Castle - Ediger-Eller, Rheinland-Pfalz The Yellow Castle
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East Wing in the Winery & Castle - Ediger-Eller, Rheinland-Pfalz

Set within a converted medieval winery that looks more like a buttery yellow castle, a stay here will definitely make you feel as if you’re in a fairytale. It includes a variety of options, with separate units available to rent, or you can rent them all to enjoy it all to yourself. An extra-spacious bedroom is in the east wing and includes a fabulous bay window, a queen bed with a bathroom just opposite that has an English tub, and a walk-in shower. There’s also a room with a double bed and en-suite bathroom with a shower, plus a living room with a wood-burning stove, a large flat-screen TV, games, and books, connecting both bedrooms. A kitchen with a coffee maker, kettle, oven, refrigerator and dishwasher is included too.

Exclusive Chalet Holiday Home on Lake Starnberg - Eurasburg, Bayern Bayern Chalet
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Exclusive Chalet Holiday Home on Lake Starnberg - Eurasburg, Bayern

An authentic Bavarian getaway near Lake Starnberg and Loisach Valley, this dream chalet combines the farmhouse-style with modern and minimalist elements, accommodating as many as nine guests in three bedrooms. One of the bedrooms has a free-standing design shower with a 240-degree panoramic view. There are 3.5 baths, a full kitchen, living room, and dining room along with a wealth of unexpected extras like heated floors and a pellet stove to keep the interior nice and cozy. The covered outdoor lounge is ideal for sunrise yoga or sipping sundowners.

Large & Quiet 2-Level Home in Old City - Rothenburg ob der Tauber Large and Quiet 2-Level Home in Old City Rothenburg
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Large & Quiet 2-Level Home in Old City - Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Located right in Old City Rothenburg, this restored timber building puts you in the heart of it all for the ultimate Bavarian stay. A charming cultural heritage structure, it has centuries of history while all the popular spots are within just a few minutes walk away. It combines historic character with modern amenities, spread across two floors accommodating up to six guests in two bedrooms. You’ll have a fully equipped kitchen, living, and dining rooms, free Wi-Fi, and a parking space. Laundry facilities are available upon request and a complimentary breakfast is included in the rate.

Beautiful Attic Floor Dwelling - Munich Beautiful Attic Dwelling Munich
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Beautiful Attic Floor Dwelling - Munich

Munich is the capital of Bavaria, famous for its annual Oktoberfest celebration and this loft apartment is just a short distance away. It’s filled with lush greenery with unique wooden features protruding from every corner, kind of like an indoor greenhouse. It sleeps up to six two spacious bedrooms, while huge windows open to the west overlooking the roofs of historic buildings and the beautiful living area. You’ll have a full kitchen, cable TV, and a washer/dryer too.

Detached Holiday House in the Bavarian Forest - Drachselsried Detached Holiday House in the Bavarian Forest
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Detached Holiday House in the Bavarian Forest - Drachselsried

Looking like a dream, this three-bedroom home is surrounded by wildflower-filled meadows and forested mountains, offering easy access to hiking, biking, swimming, and canoeing during the warmer months, with winter bringing opportunities for downhill and cross-country skiing. There’s a garden and a BBQ grill for cookouts as well as a full kitchen with all the necessary appliances, including a coffee maker, dishwasher, and microwave. In the open living/dining room area, you’ll have a dining table, satellite TV with a DVD player, and a pellet stove. It accommodates up to six, ideal for families with equipment like a high chair and children’s bed included too.

Quiet Chalet on the Edge of the Forest - Duggendorf Quiet Chalet at the Edge of the Forest
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Quiet Chalet on the Edge of the Forest - Duggendorf

Located in the countryside at the edge of the forest in the northwestern district of Regensburg, one of the most beautiful towns in Bavaria, this chalet was built in the vintage, old wood style.  It’s surrounded by nature, with a river nearby ideal for summer swims in the crystal-clear water. There are lounge chairs for relaxing among the scenery and a hot tub for a memorable soak.  You’ll have all the modern amenities too, like a kitchen with new appliances that includes everything you need to make your own meals, free Wi-Fi, and a 55″ HDTV, along with a cozy fireplace.

Cozy Log Cabin in the Bavarian Alps - Ohlstadt Cozy Log Cabin in the Bavarian Alps
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Cozy Log Cabin in the Bavarian Alps - Ohlstadt

Nestled in the Bavarian Alps among one of Germany’s most picturesque landscapes just 50 miles north of Innsbruck in Austria, this cozy log cabin offers peace and quiet along with easy access to outdoor adventure. The two-bedroom cabin accommodates up to four and sits on a meadow next to the host’s small farm – it does attract the occasional chicken you might find soaking up the sun on the terrace. You’ll have an open kitchen/living/dining area, a washer/dryer, and a BBQ grill along with a furnished terrace for outdoor dining with a view.

Mountain Hut in a Dream Location - Waldkirchen Mountain Hut in a Dream Location
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Mountain Hut in a Dream Location - Waldkirchen

Perfect for a large group, this mountain hut includes six bedrooms and can accommodate up to 30 guests, and as many as 60 for a special event. It’s surrounded by nature and sits about midway between the popular town of Passau (the Venice of Bavaria) and the Czech border, with practically an endless number of possible day trips within easy reach. There are lakes for swimming, trails for hiking and biking, golf courses, and horseback riding opportunities all nearby too. In the winter you’ll have access to the ski lifts, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing trails. The hut itself has a furnished terrace, a playground for the kids, and a large furnished BBQ area, along with all the essentials like Wi-Fi, TV, and a kitchen. Breakfast service, party service, pizza, and drink deliveries are available too.

Tiny House Next to Horses - Ohlstadt, Bayern Tiny House Next to the Horses
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Tiny House Next to Horses - Ohlstadt, Bayern

If you love animals and are looking for a unique stay, this tiny house rental may be ideal. It’s not only a film and photo location, but you’ll be staying right next to horses. This is glamping style, so there’s no Wi-Fi but you will have a large outdoor kitchen with a gas stove, a compost toilet, and rainwater shower that are shared by all guests, who tend to be on the younger side, including students and creative types. The cottage has a double-size bed with mountain views. The host offers a variety of courses and workshops on topics like herbs and cooking from June through October, and can also cook a 5-course dinner for you upon request.

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