Irgendwo in Bayern — somewhere in Bavaria, Southern Germany

Irgendwo in Bayern — somewhere in Bavaria, Southern Germany

How catholic is Bavaria? I’ve always read that Bavaria is catholic and conservative unlike the rest of Germany which is Protestant/atheist and liberal. And what are some good places in Bavaria to visit? If I ever go to Europe I’m making sure I go to Austria, Bavaria and Poland

It’s true, Bavaria is… unique and apart from the other 15 states of Germany and it’s the only place with Lederhosen. 😉 It‘s where many of the „German“ cliches and stereotypes come from. It probably still is the most Catholic and the most conservative/religious place in Germany overall, even though this used to be far more so decades ago. Altbayern has long been Catholic, the regions of Franken (Franconia) and Schwaben (Swabia) have always been more diverse with both Catholics and Protestants. In 1925, 70% of Bavarians were Catholic, 29% Protestant, 0.7% Jewish, 0.5% other. By 2014, 52% were Catholic, 20% Protestant, 4% Muslim, and 24% are not religious or other. More on religion in Germany here: http://willkommen-in-germany.tumblr.com/search/religion

Popular places to visit in Bavaria include München (Munich), Berchtesgaden, Neuschwanstein castle, Hohenschwangau, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, and these http://www.planetware.com/tourist-attractions-/bavaria-state-d-ba-ba.htm among many other places. Also check out my Bavaria tag to decide where you might want to go: http://willkommen-in-germany.tumblr.com/search/bavaria
Have fun.

People of Germany: Junges Mädchen in Marburger evangelische…

People of Germany: Junges Mädchen in Marburger evangelische Tracht – you g girl in traditional regional evangelical costume in Kirchvers, Hessen, Central Germany

Die Burg Hohenzollern. The House of Hohenzollern is a dynasty of…

Die Burg Hohenzollern. The House of Hohenzollern is a dynasty of former princes, electors, kings, and emperors of Hohenzollern, Brandenburg, Prussia, the German Empire, and Romania. The family arose in the area around the town of Hechingen in Swabia during the 11th century; their first ancestor was mentioned in 1061. They may have derived from the Burchardinger dynasty. The Hohenzollerns split into 2 branches, the Catholic Swabian branch and the Protestant Franconian branch, which later became the Brandenburg-Prussian branch. The Swabian branch ruled the principalities of Hohenzollern-Hechingen and Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen until 1849, it also ruled Romania from 1866-1947. Members of the Franconian branch became Margrave of Brandenburg in 1415 and Duke of Prussia in 1525.

Die Deutschen I -2v10 – Heinrich und der Pabst Auf Deutsch. The…

Die Deutschen I -2v10 – Heinrich und der Pabst

Auf Deutsch. The history of the Germans. Entire playlist of the series here, 21 videos, 45 minutes each: https://www.youtube.com/user/McTingulli3nt

Rainy day at the Kölner Dom – Cologne Cathedral

Rainy day at the Kölner Dom – Cologne Cathedral

mapsontheweb: Distribution of religious identity in the German…

mapsontheweb:

Distribution of religious identity in the German Empire, 1885.

The darker, a greater proportion of the population are Catholic ; the lighter, a greater proportion of the population are Protestant. Inset: distribution of Jewish people.