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Some of Our Favorite Videos

Antenna Bayern - Music Video: Bayernhyme

Local Bavarian radio station gives this classic a new voice.

Antenna Bayern Channel                          Full Bayernhymne

Bobbe Kabarett - Music Video: do bine dahoam

Local Bavarian comedian Bobbe rebrands a classic tune and gives it a uniquely Bavarian feel.  Bobbe Kabarett

General Knowledge - A Brief History of Bavaria

Bavaria has been a unique political and cultural entity for centuries.   Here is a very brief history hitting the highlights.

Easy German - Bavarian vs Standard German

People often say that Bavarian and German are the same.  Not true.  Take a quick listen and see for yourself.

Writing Bavarian is even stranger.  Easy German Channel

Antenna Bayern - Bayern: Welcome home

Local Bavarian radio station gives us an infomercial.

Antenna Bayern Channel               More: Bayern from above

Some of Our Favorite Words & Sayings

Word
Definition

Dahoam

At home or the feeling of being at home, cozy, familiar, you favorite place to be.

Bauernküche

Farmer's Kitchen

Gemütllchkeit

Fraternity, Good Feelings, Cozy, At Ease   From Gemüt () and -lich (-ly or condition of) and -keit (state of).  You will find -lich and -keit ending many verbs making them nouns and states of being...it's a German language thing.  

Some Fun Facts about Bavaria

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Free-State of Bavaria
  • Largest of the 16 German states but only the 3rd highest population, think of it as the Texas of German.

  • Was a separate Kingdom until the early 1900s when it became part of Germany and still maintains some unique political entities.

  • Stretches from the Alps in the south to the fertile plains of Franconia in the north. 

  • Munich is the state capital and former imperial capital and is one of the largest cities in Europe.

  • Maintains two different flags both as part of the state flag and a 3rd with Bavaria's unique Coat of Arms.

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Bavarian Traditions