Weekend Getaway Guide: Chiemgau.
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The Attitude – Bavaria occupies a special place in the popular imagination. Within Germany, it’s perceived as both economically proficient and hopelessly reactionary, industrially advanced and politically conservative. Internationally, the cliché German of page and screen – you know, the pot-bellied, yodelling, lederhosen-wearing, beer-chugging yokel you’ve seen in everything from the Simpsons to the Sound of Music – is mainly influenced by hackneyed elements of Bavarian culture, which has more in common with that of its Alpine neighbours Austria, Switzerland and South Tyrol. [Photo: Prien Marketing GmbH/Tanja Ghirardini]