Sightseeing Tours and Excursions

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Day trips and tours outside Munich

Make an excursion to the most visited sights in Bavaria. The classic is a trip to Neuschwanstein Castle, the magnificent King Ludwig II Castle and to Linderhof. Or experience the Bavarian Alpine world with a trip to the Eagles Nest, Adolf Hitler´s famous holiday residence. An excursion to Germany´s hightes moutain, the Zugspitze  is also an experience. here is a fascinating and breathtaking view over the panorama of the mountain landscape.

 

Schloss Neuschwanstein - Neuschwanstein Castle

The Neuschwanstein castle is, surrounded by mountains, in southern Bavaria at Hohenschwangau. The castle was created under King Ludwig II of Bavaria, who ascended the throne in 1864, as an  idealized notion of a knight's castle of the Middle Ages in a charming location. With around 1.4 million visitors per year, Neuschwanstein is one of the main tourist attractions in all of Europe. The king lived only a few months in the castle. His early death in the vicinity of Berg am Starnberger See on June 13, 1886 is shrouded in many myths and stories. The castle is recognized worldwide as a symbol of the Romantic period. For example, it was used as a model for the Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland and many artists such as Andy Warhol and Luchino Visconti were inspired by the fairy tale castle.

Schloss Linderhof - Linderhof Castle

Schloss Linderhof is located in the Upper Bavarian Ettal commune and is known as the "Royal Villa" of the Bavarian King Ludwig II. Linderhof is, after the castles Nymphenburg and Herrenchiemsee, the smallest castle of the fairy-tale king. In 1868, at just 22 years, the young king began with the plans for Linderhof. Almost 20 years should pass until the construction work was finished. Schloss Linderhof is the only unfinished construction project under the lifetime of Ludwig II.

Schloss Hohenschwangau - Hohenschwangau Castle

In close proximity to Castle Neuschwanstein is Hohenschwangau Castle in Schwangau, located near Füssen in Bavaria. The permanent exhibition at the Castle Museum displays the original interior from the Biedermeier period and brings visitors back to the nursery of the famous fairy-tale king Ludwig II.

Klosterbrauerei Andechs - Andechs Monastery Brewery

Oberammergau - Passion Play

The town of Oberammergau is located in the district of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Oberammergau enjoys prominence in particular because of the the Passions Plays. But also it is is a popular destination with tourists for its handicrafts and the Baroque Lüftlmalerei Oberammergau. The now well-known Oberammergau woodcarving dates back to the middle ages. The first trade of woodcarving was done in the 16th century. In the following 200 years, the woodcarving expanded into international offices in St. Petersburg, Sweden, Denmark, Spain and the Netherlands.

Zugspitze

The Zugspitze is located in the southwest of the Upper Bavarian town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. With a height of 2962 meters above sea level, the Zugspitze is the highest mountain in Germany. Three cable cars, the Tyrolean Zuspitzbahn, the Bavarian Zugspitze Railway and the Eibseeseilbahn lead to the summit of the Zugspitze. Since 1949, the Zugspitze is a popular skiing resort for tourists as well as locals and is accessible via the two cable cars in Ehrwald and Eibsee. The ski area offers a total of 13 ski slopes with mild and moderate difficulty.

Lakes of Bavaria

Enjoy the bavarian Lakes! The most famous and biggest lakes are: Ammersee, Chiemsee, Tegernsee and Starnberger See.

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