Bavaria shares international borders with Austria and the Czechia. Two major rivers flow through the state, the Danube (Donau) and the Main. Highest point is the Zugspitze in the Bavarian Alps at 2962 m. Its capital is Munich. Other major cities in Bavaria are Nuremberg (Nürnberg), Augsburg, Regensburg, Würzburg, Ingolstadt.
Bavaria is the most important tourist destination in Germany, due to its diverse recreational features. High summits in the Bavarian Alps, blue lakes,
medieval cities, friendly hosts, finest beer in all quantites.
The Bavarian Alps, lying on the northern edge of the Eastern Alps is the highest region in Bavaria, and also in Germany. It lies between the rivers Lech and Inn.
The Bavarian Forest (Bayerischer Wald) is a mountainous region in the eastern part of Bavaria, running parallel with the border of the Czech Republic. Its highest peak is the Great Arber at 1456 meters.
Zugspitze is the highest peak in Bavaria and Germany. It stands in the Wetterstein mountains, which is part of the Eastern Alps.
Bavaria's capital and largest city is Munich (München), which is the third largest city in Germany, and 12th largest city in the European Union. The river Isar flows through Munich. The city is the center of economy, transportation and culture in Germany, one of Europe's most prosperous cities. The main industrial branches in Munich are tourism and car manufacturing. The city hosts world famous companies like BMW, MAN, Siemens, Allianz, etc. It is also the home of one of the world's leading soccer team FC Bayern Munich.
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