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  • Excursions in the Oberammergau Area

    Thanks to Oberammergau’s central location, our guests
    can choose from many destinations. Alongside sporting
    activities in the summer and winter, there are a wide
    variety of amazing places to see.

    Garmisch-Partenkirchen

    Host of both the Olympics and the World Cup, this area has a lot to offer. Here you will find the famous ski jump, many historical attractions to visit, attractive trips in the surrounding area (for example the wild and wonderful Partnach gorge), art & culture, exciting events and a lot of sport, wellness, wandering, shopping and gourmet delights 365 days a year.

    Zugspitze

    Clear air and views that seem to stretch to the other end of the world. The almost 3,000 m high Zugspitze is where Germany and Austria meet. But when you are standing at the top you really feel like the entire world is below you. After all, from up here you are looking down over 4 countries: Italy, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Whether hiking in the summer or skiing in the winter, Germany’s highest lying glacier ski resort is always well worth a visit.

    Innsbruck

    The Tyrolean capital Innsbruck is just a stone’s throw over the Zirl mountain. As well as the world famous Golden Roof, there are many other great things to do in this university town on the river Inn. The old town alone is worth a visit, but the giant Rundgemälde (360° painting) and the Berg Isel ski jump are also remarkable. In addition, there are also several interesting museums & exhibitions, shopping centres, gourmet restaurants and much, much more.

    Schachen House

    The King’s house on the Schachen was built in 1870. It was the holiday home of Fairytale King Ludwig II and looks from the outside like a modest alpine hut. Inside, however, it houses extremely ostentatious furnishings, such as the Turkish room; a fabulous room that looks like it has been taken straight from Arabian Nights. Combine this with a hike to make it an exceptionally worthwhile destination.

    Linderhof Palace

    Another jewel from Bavarian King Ludwig II is located in the borough of Ettal. The royal villa is the smallest of Ludwig’s castles, but the only one that was finished within his lifetime. He also spent the most time here. The interior emulates the splendour of the Palace of Versailles in France yet also exudes its own charm. Kilos of gold leaf were used here. A sprawling park surrounds the castle and offers appealing walks.

    Neuschwanstein Castle

    King Ludwig II’s most famous castle is visited every year by more than a million people from around the world. It is the epitome of a fairytale castle and should not be missed when visiting Bavaria.
    The architecture and interior furnishings are influenced by the romantic eclecticism of the 19th century and the castle is a regarded as a prime example of historicism.
    It is located above Hohenschwangau Castle, not far from Füssen.

    Ettal Monastery

    The Benedictine Monastery, founded in 1330, is located in the Upper Bavarian village of Ettal, south-east of Oberammergau and about 10 km from Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Today the monastery is a popular destination and is often visited in combination with the nearby Linderhof Palace.
    The monastery is home to one of the oldest breweries in Germany, amongst other things. The monastery garden is also very beautiful and, especially in summer, a well-manicured horticultural gem.

    Wies Church – a Rococo Jewel

    This unique Rococo church, literally called “Pilgrimage Church of the Scourged Saviour”, is a noteworthy and magnificently furnished pilgrimage church in the borough of Steingaden.
    The church is sacred for the “Scourged Saviour”, a statue completed in 1730, which is believed to have shed real tears on 14th June 1738. This resulted in the first pilgrimages to see the image of the saviour and led to the 1945 construction of a small chapel, which has been expanded over time to become the Wies Church that stands today.
    In 1983 the Wies Church was declared a cultural world heritage site. Today more than a million people visit the church every year.

    Munich

    The capital of Bavaria is also the third biggest city in Germany, with well over a million inhabitants. Munich is located in the southern part of Bavaria. The wonderful city is truly worth a visit, offering unique cultural highlights alongside numerous attractions.
    There are countless enticing attractions in the capital. Whether the Allianz Arena, Munich’s landmark Bavaria statue, BMW World or the Pinakothek gallery with works by European painters from the 18th to the 20th centuries – Munich is enchanting. A wide variety of museums and exhibits that cover vastly different fields guarantee something for every taste. Also worth a visit: Nymphenburg Castle, the Hofbräuhaus brewery, the Church of our Lady (Frauenkirche), Munich Zoo and much more.

    And here in Bavaria there is still so much more to discover and experience. Here you can find a great overview of many further excursions and destinations in the Oberammergau area.http://www.ammergauer-alpen.de/oberammergau/sehenswuerdigkeiten-1.html

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