GERMANY: NAZI MUSEUM TO OPEN IN HITLER'S BAVARIAN RETREAT
Germany: voters go to polls in Bavaria state election
German State Anthem: Bavaria - Bayernhymne
Bavaria, officially the Free State of Bavaria, is a landlocked federal state of Germany, occupying its southeastern corner. With an area of 70,550.19 square kilometres, Bavaria is the largest German state by land area. Its territory comprises roughly a fifth of the total land area of Germany. With 12.9 million inhabitants, it is Germany's second-most-populous state after North Rhine-Westphalia. Bavaria's capital and largest city, Munich, is the third-largest city in Germany.