In 2018 Bavaria celebrates the 100th anniversary of its Free state - time to remember the Bavarian Soviet Republic and the socialist origins of this county; time to recapitulate the conservative and as well the emancipatory moments of the Free state; also time to examine the spatial and architectural production in Bavaria and its capital Munich. "Bayern, München" investigates the urban in the rural and the rural in the urban and unfolds a contemporary historical panorama which makes the ups and downs of the 20th and 21st century - the "age of extremes" (Eric Hobsawm) - understandable from a white-blue point of view. Structured as a Grand Tour through the "preliminary stage of paradise" (Horst Seehofer), remote towns like Dingolfing, Ingolstadt, Kaufbeuren-Neugablonz or Schweinfurt become the center of attention, as well as the "Pyramids of Bavaria" (Tobias Hönig): the architectures of the Rhine–Main–Danube Canal. Speculative projects that accrued at the Technical University Munich and at c/o now in Berlin spotlight hitherto unknown "Dahoamigkeiten" in the age of globalization - and Free state experts such as Thomas Meinecke, Michaela Mélian, Andreas Neumeister, Hito Steyerl or Stephan Dillemuth provide insights to "Bayern, München", which enrich virulently up-to-date topics like right-wing populism and seperatism with pronounced contributions to these discussions.