Experience the Munich area!

If you already know Munich inside out, then take a trip to the attractive surrounding area!

Just around 30 minutes with the S-Bahn and you are in Herrsching on Lake Ammer. Sail across the lake on the Diessen paddle steamer or hike on the ‘Holy Mountain’ to the famous Andechs Monastery Brewery. With a litre of Andechs beer and a pretzel, that relaxing Bavarian atmosphere soon develops.

Take a romantic journey on traditional wooden rafts through the delightfully rural Isar Valley! The trip starts off in Wolfratshausen and then moves down into the Isar after Thalkirchen to the south of Munich.

Lake Starnberg is Munich’s nearest lake and is a popular recreational destination for many natives. The lake is of historical significance, not least on account of the fact that in 1886 King Ludwig II and his physician Dr. Gudden died in the lake, the cause of which is still unknown. A wooden cross at Berg Castle on the eastern bank of the lake reminds passers-by of the tragic death of Ludwig II.

Bad Tölz offers a great deal of diversity: the historic market streets with their impressive façades and colourful “Lüftlmalerei” fresco paintings are definitely worth a visit, Calvary mountain with a panoramic view over the city and the Isar Valley, the Blomberg mountain railway and the widely renowned Alpamare leisure bath.

Experience picture book Bavaria . A trip out on Lake Tegern and throughout the surrounding area will not disappoint. Visit Rottach-Egern, Lake Tegernsee and other picturesque locations in the Tegernseer Vallet.

Südsee (South Lake) right at the gates of Munich. Relax in the warm thermal water of the Therme Erding spa and marvel at the spectacular architecture. The 20 m high glass dome, with a diameter of 56 m making it the largest in Central Europe, can even be opened.

In the Poing Wildlife Park (approx. 20 km to the east of Munich) you can experience animals up close and personal within an area spanning 570,000 square metres: red deer, row deer, raccoons, pot-bellied pigs, a miniature goat enclosure, the Füchse pony breeding farm and much more. And the falconry display is not to be missed.

Aeroplanes hold a certain fascination. Take part in an informative tour through the airport: the safety area, the apron, handling – see how the airport system functions. Cast your eyes over the Lockheed L-1049 G Super Constellation and observe the apron and the ongoing flight traffic on both the take-off and landing runways from the 28-metre-high visitor’s hill.

Take a trip to the Neuschwanstein fairytale castle and marvel at the legacy of Ludwig II. You may then like to watch the “Ludwig II. – Sehnsucht nach dem Paradies”Ludwig II. – Longing for Paradise”, based on the tragic and dramatic life story of the fairytale king.

In Eichstätt in the Altmühl Valley you should check out the marketplace with the Town Hall, the centre-point of the civil town with its Willibald Fountain, as well as the Residence Square and cathedral.

You should plan to spend a full day in Chiemsee. For not only is the König Ludwigs II. Castle, Herrenchiemsee on Herreninsel Island worth a visit, but so too is the Fraueninsel with the Benedictine Abbet and the old Roman church. Back “ashore”, Prien am Chiemsee is worth a look.

It isn’t just the Olympic ski jumps that are impressive in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Try out the numerous hiking trails, take in the simply beautiful mountains or let the famous rack-and-pinion railway take you up the Zugspitze.

The old Fugger city of Augsburg is very easy to reach from the ECONTEL HOTEL Munich. Pay a visit to the “city in the city” as the Fuggerei social housing complex is referred to, check out the cathedral and climb the Perlachturm.

Discover the old town of Wasserburg am Inn, e.g. the bridge gate, the hospital church, the Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady) or the Kernhaus building with its Rococo façade. On the southern shore of the Innbrücke Lake, a fixed walking trail begins on which it takes around 15 minutes to reach the “Schöne Aussicht” (Beautiful view) viewpoint. From here you can enjoy a panoramic view of the entire old town.

A trip to Nuremberg is recommended, especially in the run up to Christmas to visit the Christkindlmarkt. Discover the Kaiserburg castle, the Albrecht Dürer House and the toy museum. Try a few original Nuremberg bratwurst and one of their famous lebkuchen.

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