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Questions tagged [bavaria]

Questions related to the history of Bavaria, a former stem duchy, electorate, and then independent kingdom in the territory of modern Germany. It became part of the German Reich in 1870 and is now a landlocked federal state of Germany, occupying its southeastern corner.

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Where could I find a map of the communes for Bavaria region before 1930?

I am looking into data for an article and I am missing a pretty important map. The map relates to this question. I need a map of Bavaria communes, the so called Gemeinden divisions (~municipalities ...
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Is Krampus real? [closed]

By which I mean, is the whole krampus thing a real tradition or is it a fake tradition that someone just made up. I have a degree in history, my wife studied folklore extensively in college. I read ...
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How long did Latin survive in Bavaria?

After my question What happened north of the Alps after the romans "left"?, I read through the sources given by the comments and answers. One paragraph in this post was especially interesting to me: ...
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What happened north of the Alps after the Romans “left”?

I am hearing again and again in history documentaries and other such sources that the Romans abandoned their territory of Raetia and Noricum. After that Germanic people flooded in and settled there. I ...
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Why did Bavaria join Prussia/Germany instead of Austria?

I am curious about why kingdom of Bavaria was assimilated by Prussia instead of Austria-Hungary If I consider following facts in 1854 Bavaria is Catholic country (same as majority of Austria-Hungary)...
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History of Raetia between 15 CE to 550 CE

I know most of the history of the area of Raetia (by which I mean the Roman province, today roughly resembling the states Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg) from the first sources we have until today, ...
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Why are Vorarlberg and Tirol part of Austria, when they are only connected to it by high mountains?

The western lands of Vorarlberg and Tirol are part of Austria, but they are only connected to Austria by mountainous pass which is not very practicable (Tirol and Vorarlberg among themselves are also ...