If you live in Bavaria, you get 13 public holidays per year. But if you live in any other German city, you only get nine. That's because Bavaria recognizes Catholic traditions, whereas Germany as a whole adheres to Protestantism.
This is far from the only difference between the two. From food to architecture to dialect, life in Germany's largest and southern-most state is distinctly unique from the country as a whole-not unlike the cultural divide between the northern and southern United States. In fact, similar to Texas, Bavaria has a reputation of isolation and conservatism, one that has divided the German population for more than a century.
To find out more about Bavaria's unique culture, watch today's Seeker Daily video.
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The Telegraph: Why Bavaria is Germany's Scotland