- The system of Baroque Palaces constructed around Munich as symbols of Bavarian Power
- A unique style of Rococo Art exemplified by the Asam Brothers
- Bavarian Brick-Gothic Construction, otherwise unique outside of the Baltic region
Upper Bavaria is broadly the region stretching from the Austrian Alps to the Danube, encompassing the upper part of the Isar River. Since the 12th century, the region has been ruled by the Wittelsbach family, though inheritance splits led to a break up in greater Bavaria. In the 13th century, Upper-Bavaria was home to two Bavarian states, the Duchies of Bavaria-Ingolstadt and Bavaria-Munich. Lower Bavaria was home to the other two, Bavaria-Landshut and Bavaria Straubing. During the epic struggle between the four Wittelsbach dynasties Bavaria-Munich and subsequently Upper-Bavaria gained the upper hand.
Other than the city of Passau and its distinctly Austrian architecture, the differences between Upper and Lower Bavaria are minor, if at all visible in the modern-day. The most obvious difference is the centrifugal pull of Munich on the region. Over the centuries, all of the surrounding lands have been pulled into the service of the capital. Escaping Munich in Upper Bavaria is no easy task.
The main sights in Upper-Bavaria come from the legacy of Munich as the capital of a proud Kingdom. From the massive palaces, gardens, and monastic estates to the small villages on the outskirts of the city, there is a lot to see here, but you will be spending a lot of time in Munich.
- Accommodation: 10
- Transportation: 10
- Volume/Capacity: 8
- Infrastructure: 10
- Interactivity: 10
- Context: 7
- Monuments: 10
- Quality: 10
- Abstraction: 5
- Tradition: 10