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.