The variety of destinations in southern Bavaria is just amazing. If you like camping and lakes you will feel like in paradise, at least when it’s not raining. The Alpenvorland is north of the actual Alpen and consists of hills and green fields. Recommended destinations:
Schliersee and Tegernsee
Just a short drive from Munich, the capital of Bavaria, are these two beautiful lakes. The Tegernsee is bigger and more popular but also more expensive if you want to have a drink or eat out. It is home to one of the best beers in the region, the Tegernseer Hell. Personally, we prefer the smaller Schliersee. At the local Mini Golf course, you can rent mountain bikes and choose one of the beautiful, well-indicated trails. When you are done you can relax with a beer and a round of mini golf. You have several accommodation options with Airbnb and local cabins, normally a minimum of a two-night stay is required. More info
Probably one of the most famous castles in the world. With its fairytale design, it was the inspiration for Walt Disney’s castle in Disneyland. Built by King Ludwig II, the foundation stone was laid in the year 1869. It took longer to build than expected and it was only in 1884 that Ludwig could move in. There are a huge amount of tourists visiting the castle every day. Make sure you go early and enjoy the view from the Marien Bridge. Official website
A real nature treasure in the Alps just on the border with Austria, the Berchtesgadener Land is the dream of every outdoor enthusiast. Highlights include hiking up the Eagles Nest, on the top awaits now a restaurant but has its origins in the Nazi time when this teahouse was given as a gift to Hitler. Make sure you also visit the cute town Berchtesgaden and take a boat tour on the Koenigssee. For more information on the area visit the official website of the region.
Home to several Olympic games and skiing competitions, it’s a favorite destination for all winter sports lovers. In summer you can make use of the several mountain bike and hiking opportunities. Hike or bike around the Eibsee and enjoy the view of the Zugspitze, Germanys tallest mountain. Visit the famous ski jumping area and afterwards explore the Partnachklamm. More info