Bavaria is a federal state of Germany located in the southeast of the country. It is the largest state, making up almost a fifth of the total land area of Germany.
With 12.6 million inhabitants, Bavaria is Germany's second most populous state. Its capital and biggest city, Munich, is the third largest in Germany. The conservative Christian Social Union (CSU) been the dominant political force in the state since 1945. This page colllates recent DW content on Bavaria.
Gadheim, a small Bavarian village home to less than 80 people, will soon become one of the most recognized locations in Europe. When the United Kingdom leaves the EU, the geographical centre shifts, to Gadheim Germany. A wooden post in the middle of a field marks the exact location at the moment as Natalie Carney found out when she paid it a visit.
Bavaria's CSU was the most right-wing party in parliament until the populist AfD's recent electoral upset. Bavaria's Deggendorf saw the highest results for the AfD outside of eastern Germany. DW went to find out why.