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Bavaria - Cultural Definition
State in southwestern Germany bordered by the former Czechoslovakia to the east, Austria to the southeast and south, and the German states of Baden-Wurttemberg and Hesse to the west and northwest. Its capital and largest city is Munich.
- Adolf Hitler began his rise to power in Bavaria.
- The area is famous for its beer and automobiles. BMW stands for Bavarian Motor Works.