King and Queen to visit Bavaria (1)

His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Máxima will pay a working visit to the German federal state of Bavaria on Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 April 2016. The purpose of the visit is to strengthen ties between the Netherlands and Bavaria.

Each year the King and Queen visit one or more German federal states, with a particular focus on economic relations. In terms of surface area Bavaria is the largest state in Germany.

In April the King and Queen will visit Munich, the state capital, and Nuremberg. They will be accompanied on their visit by Lilianne Ploumen, the Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, who will be leading a concurrent, two-day economic mission to Bavaria. The mission's aim is building the 'economy of the future'.