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Barmsee in der Alpenwelt Karwendel

“Bergwelt Karwendel” – environmental exhibition

Sightseeing: Hiking Songlines in the Alpenwelt Karwendel

Enjoy an incomparable view in more than 1.300m height on top of Mittenwald! See the landscape from a different angle and explore the extraordinary world of hedonists in 2.244m of height. The exhibition provides insight into the Alpine ecosystem and the habitat “Karwendel”. Even less experienced mountain visitors are tought the general living conditions of plants, animals and people in the Alpine area in a safe environment. Also topics as “danger in the mountains” and “historico – cultural developments” are adressed. The “father” of the exhibition at this spectacular place with its avant – gard architecture is Dr. Lutz Spandau, chairman of the Allianz Environment Foundation.

source: http://www.bergwelt-karwendel.de

distance: 10 km
travel time: 10 min
Can be reached by the Karwendelbahn in Mittenwald!

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Franz Marc Museum, 25 km entfernt

Franz Marc Museum Kochel

Sightseeing: Museum

The Franz Marc Museum in Kochel was founded in 1986 to honour life and work of this significant 20th century artist. The museum, which is situated above the lake Kochelsee, became a pilgrimage site for art lovers within few years. Renovation and expansion from 2007 to June 2008 gave space to a new museum with an exhibition area of more than 700sq.m. in addition to the former mansion, where the museum was placed before.

Opening hours:

Tuesday – Sunday and feast days:
April – October 10am – 6pm
November – March 10am – 5pm
closed on December 24th and 31st

Guided tours:

No registration needed for single visitors!
Saturday 2pm – dialogic image review 8,50 EUR (plus admission)
Sunday 2pm – guided tour of the exhibition 5,00 EUR (plus admission)

tickets:  
adults regular 7,50 EUR
adults incl. audio guide 11,00 EUR
children up to 6 years 0,00 EUR
children/teenagers 7-16 years 3,50 EUR
children audio guide 0,00 EUR
family ticket (parents and children) 17,00 EUR

http://www.franz-marc-museum.de

distance: 20 km
travel time: 25 min
Art of the “Blaue Reiter” ( Blue Rider ) and “Brücke” ( Bridge )

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Geigenbau Museum Mittenwald, 10 km entfernt

Mittenwald

Sightseeing: Town and city tours

Highest situated and very scenic climatic health – resort famous for its luthiers, as well as its typically Bavarian wall paintings, located underneath the Karwendel.

The luthier museum with its considerable collection of instruments and the violin workshop are defenitely worth visiting.

Explore the almost 3000m long Leutascher Geisterklamm between Mittenwald and Leutasch.

Did you know that Mittenwald is situated along one of the oldest Roman trading routes?

Mittenwald has upheld its historical face until now. Its elemental view of place appears impressive with its Upper Bavarian houses amidst the lavish setting of landscape.

http://www.mittenwald.de

distance: 8 km
travel time: 10 min

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Abbey Ettal

Sightseeing: Monasteries and churches

Abbey Ettal is one of the most famous and admired sights in the area of Garmisch – Partenkirchen.

Signed in groups can be offered a very special tour through the monastery complex. 15 persons or more can enjoy the church including a tour through the Ettal Basilica, the abbey’s distillery and the museum of brewery. Depending on the wished tour programme guided tours take 20 to 90 minutes.

Tours during times of prayers, worship service or on Sundays or feast days are not possible.

distance: 35 km
travel time: 40 min

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Schloss Linderhof

Linderhof Palace

Sightseeing: Fairytale castles

Ludwig II., who was crowned king in 1864, began his building activities in 1867/68 by redesigning his rooms in the Munich Residenz and laying the foundation stone of Neuschwanstein Castle.

In 1868 he was already making his first plans for Linderhof. However, neither the palace modelled on Versailles that was to be sited on the floor of the valley nor the large Byzantine palace envisaged by Ludwig II. were ever built. Instead, the new building developed around the forester’s house belonging to his father Maximilian II., which was located in the open space in front of the present palace and was used by the king when crown prince on hunting expeditions with his father. Linderhof Palace, the eventual result of a long period of building and rebuilding, is the only large palace King Ludwig II. lived to see completed.

Palace and park buildings: 8.50 euros regular / 7.50 euros reduced

Park buildings only ( Grotto, Moorish Kiosk, Moroccan House, Hunding’s Hut and Gurnemanz Hermitage ): 3.50 euros regular / 2.50 euros reduced

In winter only the palace can be visited: 7.50 euros regular / 6.50 euros reduced

Combination ticket “Königsschlösser”:

20 euros
The combination ticket is valid for six months; you can visit each of King Ludwig II’s palaces.

Opening hours

April – October 15th: 9am to 6pm

October 16th – March: 10am – 4pm

open daily

In winter the park buildings are closed!

Closed on:

January 1st, Shrove Tuesday

December 24th, 25th and 31st

distance: 45km

travel time: 60 min.

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Buckelwiesen zwischen Wallgau und Mittenwald

“Buckelwiesen”-hiking tours

Sightseeing: Hiking Songlines in the Alpenwelt Karwendel

The way is characterized by different land forms: the historical centre, forest, meadows and lakes, as well as gentle mounds of the socalled “Buckelwiesen”.

Smooth hiking or walking tour on ground – leveled, wide tracks and roads.

Tracking signs with stage destination.

Sights:
Historical centre district Gries (Mittenwald), Buckelwiesen, chapel Maria Rast at Krün, educational trail with pebble stones Krün, historical houses in Wallgau;

distance: 12 km
travel time: 180 min

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Das Muenter Haus in Murnau

Münter-Haus

Sightseeing: Museum

In this house, also known as the “Russenhaus” (Russian house), Gabriele Münter (1877 – 1962) and Wassily Kandinsky (1866 – 1944) lived in the summer months of 1909 to 1914. Here, works and ideas were developed which became famous as the art of the “Blauer Reiter” (“Blue Rider”).

With its staircase and furniture painted by Wassily Kandinsky the Münter-Haus also bears witness to the significant influence the Bavarian folk art had on the artistic development of its inhabitants.

Gabriele Münter lived with Wassily Kandinsky till 1914, and later with her partner Johannes Eichner (1886 – 1958) in this house until her death in 1962. A major part of Kandinsky`s early works survived the events of the Hitler regime and World War II in the cellar of the house, and is today the most important collection of the State Gallery in the Lenbachhaus in Munich.

After extensive renovation in 1998/99, the Münter-Haus is now open to the public. It was the artist`s expressed wish that her house would become a place of memory of her and Kandinsky`s art.

Gabriele Münter who, by her painting, holds an outstanding position in 20th century art, has furthermore contributed invaluably to art history by her unique donation of works of the “Blue Rider” to the State Gallery in the Lenbachhaus in Munich.

The Münter-Haus is a memorial to her and Kandinsky, since here they embarked on new, far-reaching paths of the arts.

opening hours:

Tue – Sun, 2pm – 5pm

distance: 35 km
travel time: 40 min

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, 17 km entfernt

Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Sightseeing: Town and city tours

A resort, situated underneath the Zugspitze, which is inter alia known for the annual New Year’s Ski Jumping.

Zugspitze – highest German mountain with 2962m, offering georgous possibilities for hiking and the highest situated skiing region in winter.

The Zugspitzplateau is reachable from Garmisch with a rack railway, or from Grainau with a gondola lift.

Eckbauer, Hausberg, Kreuzeck and Wank invite to hiking tours and winter sports, too.

Next to the Olympic ice stadium and ski – jumping hill you find the Partnachklamm of 800m of length.

http://www.garmisch-partenkirchen.de

distance: 17 km
travel time: 20 min

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Church “Wies”

Sightseeing: Monasteries and churches

The church Wies near Steingaden is one of the most beautiful Rokoko churches of the entire southern German area and part of the UNESCO world heritage list.

Every Wednesday pilgrimage days:

8.15am morning prayer

10.00am pilgrimage mass

11.00am church tour

11.45am musical meditation

2.30pm church tour

4.00pm pilgrim prayer for your way

You do not need any registration.

 

Opening hours:

Monday – Saturday
(except feast days and Wednesday and Saturday at 10am )
10.00am, 11.00am, 2.30pm or 3.30pm
(except mass )

From October on the church is closed at 5pm.

http://www.wieskirche.de

distance: 60 km
travel time: 90 min

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Schloss Neuschwanstein, Tagesausflug

Neuschwanstein

Sightseeing: Fairytale castles

Neuschwanstein is very close to Hohenschwangau and is built in original style of the old German knight’s castles.

Seven weeks after the death of King Ludwig II. in 1886, Neuschwanstein was opened to the public. The shy king had built the castle in order to withdraw from public life – now vast numbers of people came to view his private refuge.

Today Neuschwanstein is one of the most popular of all the palaces and castles in Europe. Every year 1.3 million people visit “the castle of the fairy – tale king”. In the summer around 6,000 visitors a day stream through rooms that were intended for a single inhabitant.

The setting of Neuschwanstein could not be more idyllic. However, movement in the foundation are hast to be continuously monitored, and the sheer rock walls must be repeatedly secured. The harsh climate also has a detrimental effect on the limestone facades, which will have to be renovated section by section over the next few years.

 

12 euros regular / 8 euros reduced

children and young people under 18 have free entrance

“King’s Ticket” for Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau Castle on the same day:

21.50 euros regular / 15 euros reduced

Opening hours:

April – September: 8am – 5 pm

October – March: 9am – 3pm

Neuschwanstein is open daily except January 1st and December 24th, 25th and 31st

distance: 75 km

travel time: 90 min.

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Geo-Wanderweg an der Isar in Wallgau

Geology – Trails

Sightseeing: Hiking Songlines in the Alpenwelt Karwendel

Information about the development of the river Isar and the Karwendel mountains are given in an educational trail with pebble stones and the geological trails in Wallgau and Mittenwald – clarified by exhibits, fotographies, pictures and explaining texts.

educational trail:

length: 0,8 km
duration: ca. 30 min

geology trail Mittenwald:

length: 1 km
duration: ca. 40 min

geology trail Wallgau:

length: 3,7 km
duration: ca. 2 Stunden (mit Besichtigungszeit)

distance: 4 km
travel time: 120 min

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Walchenseekraftwerk mit Ausstellung, 20 km entfernt

Walchenseekraftwerk

Sightseeing: Museum

It was Oskar von Miller, who turned his vision of ‘electrifying’ Bavaria and Bavarian trains into reality with the construction of the Walchensee power plant. On June 21, 1918, the Bavarian parliament passed a resolution to build the power station. January 24, 1924, saw the first turbine rotate. The Walchensee power plant remains one of Germany’s largest storage power stations to this day.

Lake Walchen is fed water from the Isar and Rißbach rivers. The Niedernach (1951) and Obernach (1955) run-of-river power plants were erected at these two feeders. Water from Lake Walchen charges through 450 meters of high-pressure pipes onto the Walchensee power station’s turbines. From here, it flows into Lake Kochel.

distance: 15 km
travel time: 20 min

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Jagdschloss Schachen - Ganztageswanderung

King’s House on the Schachen

Sightseeing: Fairytale castles

The King’s House, built from plans by Georg Dollmann in 1869 to 1872 on the Schachen Alp near Garmisch – Partenkirchen was King Ludwig II.’s mountain refuge.

The wooden post-and-infill structure in the form of a Swiss chalet has five living rooms downstairs with cembra wood panelling and a mixture of stylistic elements.

The whole of the upper floor, however, is taken up by the “Turkish Hall”.

With its coloured glass windows, opulently embroidered textiles, peacock feathers and candelabra it reflects the fascination of the king and his contemporaries with the Orient.

4.50 euros regular / 3.50 euros reduced

Opening hours:

Open from the beginning of June to the beginning of October.

Guided tours daily 11am, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm (approx 30 people).

PLEASE NOTE:

The King’s House is only accessible on foot by means of a walk of 3 hours!

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Oberammergau ca 35 Minuten entfernt

Oberammergau

Sightseeing: Town and city tours

World – famous because of the passionplay every ten years and its wood carvings. Unmissable are the Heimatmuseum and the wall paintings.
The Pilatushaus in Oberammergau is the master piece and showpiece of this fresco paintings.

The wall paintings are part of the whole region.

A little introduction to the word of passionplay:

Next passionplay in year 2020!

The history of the Oberammergau Passionplay is connected with the Thirty Years War indivisibly. Then, the plague spread. And when it started carrying off citizens of Oberammergau, people vowed in 1633 to perform passionplays every ten years so that all the suffering would stop fastly.

According to tradition, from this time on there were no more victims of the plague. In 1634 the people of Oberammergau started honoring their promise. Since then, they performed “their Play”.

tickets:
advance sale will start in April 2019

The Parkhotel Wallgau is to your disposal for an overnight stay.

http://www.ammergauer-alpen.de

distance: 40 km
travel time: 45 min

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Kloster Benediktbeuern

Abbey Benediktbeuern

Sightseeing: Monasteries and churches

Famous abbey of the Salesian Don Boscos with Basilica St. Benedict.

During the 1250 years old history of this abbey almost every century has left its marks. Those, who visit the abbey, get an image of the artistic and spiritual richness of the past.

 

A part of Abbey Benediktbeuren is free for viewing from 9am to 5.30pm:

the Gothic cloister of 1493,
the Gothic refectory with numerous historical artefacts (e.g. a facsimile of the Carmina Burana),
the exhibition of Salesian Don Boscos deeds,
the historical “Fraunhofer-Glashütte”, which reminds of works and deeds of the famous physician and optician Joseph von Fraunhofer.

Other partes can only be viewed during a guided tour:

the ceremonial hall of the early Baroque 1672/75,
the “Kurfürstensaal” of the years 1728/32.

Regular guided tours (without registration):

adults  3,50 EUR

families   7,00EUR
http://www.kloster-benediktbeuern.de

distance: 30 km
travel time: 35 min

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Isartaler Rundweg

Isartal circular track

Sightseeing: Hiking Songlines in the Alpenwelt Karwendel

The Isartal circular track takes you through the Alpine panorama of the Karwendel. During multiple day trips you have the possibility to discover the highlights of the Mittenwald area on foot: Isar, Wallgau Panorama Trail, lakes as Barmsee, Ferchensee, Lautersee and a lot more.

Gentle walk or hiking tour in the beautiful Alpine Karwendel world.

From May to October you can take the guests’ bus in regular terms between Klais, Mittenwald, Krün and Wallgau.

distance: 32 km
travel time: 0 min

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Freilichtmuseum Glentleiten

Freilichtmuseum Glentleiten

Sightseeing: Museum

The Glentleiten Open Air Museum is the largest of its kind in Southern Bavaria. It provides detailed insight into the everyday life of the people of Upper Bavaria, their construction and building culture and their working environment.

More than 60 original buildings have been conserved and translocated together with their equipment to be restored in the midst of a landscape cultivated to conform to historic patterns.

On the widely spread terrain of the museum you will find a variety of gardens, forests and meadows with ancient animal species, with spectacular views of the mountains and lakes of Upper Bavaria to be expected everywhere.

Opening hours:

…from St. Joseph’s Day to St. Martin’s Day

March 19th to November 11th

Tuesday to Sunday: 9 am – 6 pm
From October 30 (change to daylight saving time): 9 am – 5 pm

On bank holidays and Church Anniversary the museum will be open also on Mondays.

In winter the open air museum is closed.

Admission:

EUR  7,00     adults
EUR 14,00    family ticket ( 2 adults with own children up to 15 years of age )
EUR  5,00     groups of at least 15 persons (per person)

http://www.glentleiten.de

distance: 35 km
travel time: 40 min

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Seefeld in Tirol, ca. 25 km entfernt

Seefeld in Tirol

Sightseeing: Town and city tours

Seefeld presents itself full of traditions and with an idyllic Tyrolean atmosphere. In summer numerous events attract, e.g. Seefeld Flower Corso or the traditional handicraft festival.

The Olympic area of Seefeld is known for its international ski trails and regions.

Visit the Casino Seefeld!

http://www.seefeld.com

distance: 15 km
travel time: 20 min

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House Soiern and Schöttlkarspitze

Sightseeing: Hiking Songlines in the Alpenwelt Karwendel

Reach the Schöttlkarspitze in 2050m of hight by crossing the Fischbachalm and the scenicly situated Soiern Lakes. Already King Ludwig II. of Bavaria enjoyed this mountain path several times – and he obviously was the one knowing the most marvellous places.

length: ~ 11,6 km

duration: ~ 9 to 10hours

You need to bee slip – proof for climbing up and down the peak! In parts, the tracks are rocky, apart from that your trip runs on hiking trails and forest roads.

distance: 11 km
travel time: 0 min
Moderate mountain hike

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Innsbruck

Innsbruck

Sightseeing: Town and city tours

Tyrolean provincial capital with lots of sights, e.g. the “Goldenes Dachl”, or the ski jump hill at Bergisel.

Goldenes Dachl – The towns landmark – a alcove balcony, covered with 2.657 fire gilded copper shingles – was built by court architect Niclas Türing as commissioned work under Emperor of Austria Maximilian I. in about 1500 B.C. and is unique all over Europe.

The Alpenzoo is worth a trip as well!

A very special attraction is the world of crystal by Swarovski, which is situated in Wattens, about 15km far off Innsbruck.

In Innsbruck culture is lived: Already under Emperor of Austria Maximilian I. talented artists were taken to Innsbruck, being honoured and adored. Further historical dates as the building of the first detached theatre and opera building north of the Alps under Archduke Leopold V 1629/39 and the foundation of the second oldest national museum of Austria in1823, testify the importance of cultural life in the city at the river Inn.
Nowadays an eclectic cultural scene invigorates Innsbruck.

distance: 47 km
travel time: 50 min

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