Walk into a rustic alpine inn along the German-Austrian border and ask the innkeeper whether he or she is German, and you'll most likely get the indignant response, "Of course not! I'm Bavarian."
The huge province of Bavaria includes not only the Alps but also Franconia, Lake Constance, and the capital city of Munich. This section explores the mountainous region along the Austrian border, a world unto itself. The hospitality of this area is famous, and the picture of the plump, rosy-cheeked innkeeper with a constant smile is no myth. Many travelers think of the Alps as a winter vacationland, but you'll find that nearly all the Bavarian resorts and villages boast year-round attractions.