Nature in and around Munich at its best
Gently undulating green hills where Bavarian cows graze in peace, picturesque farming communities huddled around towering onion-top spires where old traditions are lovingly preserved, glittering crystal-clear lakes and imposing mountain summits that turn into a white winter wonderland – that’s what Munich’s scenic surroundings that teem with attractive destinations are all about.
The water in the holiday region of Tegernsee-Schliersee-Wendelstein has a very special history.
The emerald-green Königssee near Berchtesgaden is surrounded by steep walls of rock, with the 1800-metre east wall of the Watzmann towering above its west shore.
The basins of the Chiemsee and many enchanting lakes are traces of glaciers pouring out of the mountains into the foothills.
The "English Garden" is Munich's largest urban public park and offers a lot of attractions: Enjoy a great view from the "Monopteros" or visit the famous beer garden at the "Chinesischer Turm".
The Staffelsee and Murnau were a source of inspiration for many artists, as documented in the Murnau home of Gabriele Münter and Wassily Kandinsky.
Beer gardens, picturesque villages, houses with painted facades – Upper Bavaria’s towns and landscapes appear to come straight out of a fairy tale.
Rose Island with its small island villa, the "Casino", and a rose garden also designed by Lenné, was one of the favourite places of Maximilian's son Ludwig II