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.