Tradition is a top priority in Bavaria. Future too. The people of Bavaria know that they live in one of the oldest European cultural landscapes with more than 1,500 years of history and at the same time in one of the most modern states in Europe. In Bavaria, tradition and the future go hand in hand.
Bavaria is a way of life. Cheerful and relaxed, sometimes stubborn, but always with a healthy sense of reality. Real sociability and primitive cosiness are among the Bavarian virtues, but also cosmopolitanism and tolerance. Live and let live, this is the much-praised “Liberalitas Bavarica”. It may be less hectic in Bavaria than anywhere else. But here you have the longer breath and can still distinguish well between the important things and the really important things in life. In Bavaria, the principle is: learn a lot from others, but not imitate everything else. Perhaps that is why Bavaria has succeeded in always being up-to-date and still maintaining its own unmistakable identity.
Bavaria’s tradition is alive. The numerous folk clubs, folklore groups and bands in Bavaria are an authentic expression of the homeland love of its inhabitants. Many people in Bavaria volunteer their time in traditional customs and campaign for the preservation of the Bavarian tradition. Traditional care is part of everyday life in Bavaria, and of course, dirndls and traditional costumes are absolutely socially acceptable.