Bavaria Off The Beaten Path

  • Off The Beaten Path
    by mvtouring
  • Off The Beaten Path
    by mvtouring
  • Deutschhauskirche
    Deutschhauskirche
    by Kathrin_E

Bavaria Off The Beaten Path

  • Starnberger See - Lake Starnberg

    Munich Off The Beaten Path

    Both are close to each other and have some unique sites around the lakes. They are about 25 miles SW of Munich and a lot of locals go her eon weekends. There are a number of little towns/villages around the lakes, and also one museum of note; the Buckheim, which is contemporary art for its art sake. Andechs Monastery was a big disappointment in...

    more
  • Dachau and Dachau Concentration camp

    Munich Off The Beaten Path

    On a cold December morning we took the train to Dachau, small boring german town 20km NW of Munich. I guess noone would ever know about this old medieval town if it wasn’t the area where the Nazis built the infamous Dachau concentration camp in 1933 (the first one actually, and used as a prototype for many others that follow). Konzentrationslager...

    more
  • Schloss Neuschwanstein

    Munich Off The Beaten Path

    There are probably hundreds of tips posted for Neuschwanstein Castle. Hopefully, I can add some value and insight to your visit. The castle is not located in Munich. It is about a 2 hour drive southwest of Munich. It is worth while to make the drive. This was the castle used as a model to make the castle for the original Disneyland castle in...

    more
  • Englischer Garten

    Munich Off The Beaten Path

    The Japanese Tea House in the Englischer Garden is a real off the beaten track find. We were wandering around after our stop at the beer garden and pretty much stumbled upon it. Upon reading the sign, we realized that there was going to be a tea ceremony shortly, so we decided to stick around. The ceremony which was part participation (we got to...

    more
  • Public baths

    Munich Off The Beaten Path

    Almost in front of Deutsches Museum there is a juwel to be discovered by turist. Whoever has been in Budapest will remember the wonderful public baths in there: Such one is Müllersche Volksbad. The history sais there was a man from Munich who became very rich while in USA, at the beginning of the 20. Century. As he died his hometown Munich...

    more
  • Tegernsee

    Munich Off The Beaten Path

    Tegernsee is a fascinating small city bordering the beautiful clear lake of the same name. There are many traditional shops, cafes, etc. alongside the lakefront pedestrian promenade. The nicely decorated Bavarian chalet in the foreground of the photo has a painted sign on it reading " Il gelato Italiano ". This is to let you know that excellent...

    more
  • Oberammergau

    Munich Off The Beaten Path

    This quaint little village gets more than its share of tourists during the year. Most of the buildings are decoratively painted with murals on the outside walls. They are of scenes and alpine look. The valley coming into the town is real nice drive. The sell many trinkets including the traditional clocks, knives, Germanic apparel, and candy, fudge,...

    more
  • Locations in the Alps

    Munich Off The Beaten Path

    Just past Ettal is a magnificent lake called the Eibsee. Even from the pictures taken on this cloudy day, you can see that the views are tremendous. In 1994, you could pull over at any number of free parking places. It is my understanding that, while the parking places are still there, they're no longer free.

    more
  • ZAM Zentrum für aussergewoehnliche...

    Munich Off The Beaten Path

    In Westenrieder Strasse ( it is a small street beginning on Viktualienmarkt and leading to Isartor ) you may visit a museum that includes many small, but interesting museums, like : Sissy-museum Tretautomuseum / Pedal-car-museum Nachttopfmuseum / Chamber-pot-museum Osterhasenmuseum / Easter bunny museum Schutzengelmuseum / Guardian Angel...

    more
  • Königssee

    Munich Off The Beaten Path

    One hour south of Munich, near the Austrian border, is Königssee (King's Lake). Like a norwegian fjord the lake stretches over 8 km below the mighty Watzmann (2713 m). You can visit the chapel of St. Bartholomew on its eastbank by boat from Berchtesgaden. The chapel is an ideal starting point for hikes to the mountains.

    more
  • Schloss Nymphenburg

    Munich Off The Beaten Path

    Hardly even off the beaten path, the Nymphenburg Palace is just a quick Tram ride away (tram 17 or bus 41). It was once the summer home of the Wittelsbach family and was built in several individual phases beginning in 1664. Richie and I were impressed with the neighborhood surrounding the palace, which seems quiet and reserved, but very clean and...

    more
  • Olympic Park

    Munich Off The Beaten Path

    On 5 September 1972, 11 Israeli athletes competing in the XX Olympiad in Munich and a German Police Officer were killed by terrorists. The memorial is very probably walked past by many visitors to the Olympic Stadium and Park with no thought given to what it is or why it is there. If you pass this memorial after reading this section - please stop...

    more
  • Bavaria Film Studios

    Munich Off The Beaten Path

    Bavaria Film Studio, this was a tour (combined with a city tour) and it takes you around the studios in Geiselgasteig.This was where films such as 'The Boat' (Das Boot), 'The Neverending Story' and 'Enemy Mine' were produced, and where series such as 'Marienhof' are made. You get to participate in some of the special effects, go through the...

    more
  • Südfriedhof

    Munich Off The Beaten Path

    Another quiet place is the Suedfriedhof - an old cemetery close to the center only a 15-minute walk from Marienplatz or 2 minutes from Sendlinger Tor. Here you will find Munich's celebreties of the 18th and 19th centuries, e.g. painters (Spitzweg), architects (Klenze) and scientists (Fraunhofer). I crossed the cemetery each time I had to walk...

    more
  • Füssen

    Munich Off The Beaten Path

    King of Bavaria, Ludwig II., grew up in Hohenschwangau castle and when he was king he decided to rebuilt the castle next to it. As he loved the old times he wanted the castle to look like a knights' castle. And as he loved the old German myths he wanted to have some parts to look like they were from Tannhäuser or Lohengrin operas. And they built...

    more
  • Oktoberfest

    Munich Off The Beaten Path

    The Munich OKTOBERFEST has become a renowed festival that promotes the best Bavarian food, entertainment and beer ! It's one of the biggest public festival in the world and will be held in 2003 for the 170th time. Each year, the Oktoberfest is attended by around 6 million visitors, who drink around 5 million liters of beer !!!

    more
  • Dornbirn: a Rolls Royce-museum 10km from...

    In Dornbirn / Austria you will find the museum with the largest collection of Rolls Royce-cars. I really did not expect to see more than just a few cars, but the total number of Rolls-Royce-exhibits is more than 1000 - thats not only cars, but also all sorts of RR-accesories.Cars are displayed in a museum, 3000 sqm wide and there is also a garage,...

    more
  • The Dornier-museum, just 15km from...

    Friedrichshafen is not only the home of the Zeppelins, but also of the Dornier aircraft-production with some of the most unique airplanes on earth. You have certainly seen the DO X on older photos, the largest water-airplane that was ever built.

    more
  • Friedrichshafen: Zeppelin & more 15km...

    In Friedrichshafen you will see the excellent Zeppelin-museum and the museum of the Dornier-airplanes and Friedrichshafen is just about 15km from Lindau.In my 1st photo: the original table-set-up for the passangers onboard of the ZeppelinIn my 2nd Photo: a Maybach Zeppelin, one of the strongest cars of that time and the Maybach-company also...

    more
  • Wolfegg: a great car-museum 50km from...

    In Wolfegg you will find the excellent car-collection of the late motor-journalist Fritz B. Busch, an excellent collection including a few unique exhibits like the world-record-car for Diesel-engines, that was driven by Fritz B. Busch himself (my 2nd picture).He was also testing one of the first VW-Golf in 1974 on the Panamericana between Alaska...

    more
  • German Sanatoriums

    Some castles in Bayern are privately owned and have been turned into sanatoriums which cater to your health, body, and mind. If any one knows more information about this castle, please let me know!

    more
  • Visit a Kurorte

    There are many small towns in Undterfranken with natural springs around which health spas were built. This is just one of many. The pictures here represent what you will find in these cities. Each town has its own spring and the water taste varies. Give it a try, not only for the beautiful scenery but your health!

    more
  • Luxburg Museum

    Am old castle now turned into a museum. It is located about 1 mile from Bad Kissingen within the town boarder of Bad Bocklet.Address:Schlossstraße 2497708 Bad Bocklet-Aschbachmore info: http://www.bad-bocklet.de

    more
  • the old fish-smoking-chamber in...

    For many centuries smoked fish is certainly still the most popular souvenir that people took home from their pilgrimage to St. Bartholomae and in the small fish-kiosk next to the landing-stage of St. Bartholomae you may look through a window and see such a historic smoking-chamber, dating back more than 400 years, that you may see on my...

    more
  • Kessel - the remotest place of...

    Kessel is a so-called "Bedarfs-Haltestelle" , a place where the ship will dock in case that you ask for it in advance. Kessel is the tiny piece of land with the hut on it, that you may see on my 1st picture. On my 2nd pic you may see also the giant rocks behind of Kessel. From kessel you may start a full-day-hike to the mountains above Koenigsee,...

    more
  • the largest trout of Koenigsee

    Fishing on Koenigsee is something special, also for the fact, that the only persons beeing licenced to fish at any place of the lake is the family who was grated these fishing-rights already hundreds of years ago. They own the large restaurant and beer-garden, the smaller hut, where you may get the smoked fishes to eat right away or carry home.In...

    more
  • A boatride through the mountains

    One of the most pleasant things to do is to take a boatride on the Konigsee Lake. This is the deepest and cleanest lake in Germany. The water is crystal clear due to the fact that the boats are all electric. There are no gas fumes or exhaust to polute the water or air. These boats are also incredibly quiet. They make almost no noise at all making...

    more
  • Neuschwanstein

    The most remembered and romantic way to the Castle is by foot. And here, when forces already almost outcome, the Mirage, grows the huge fantastic Castle sticking into the sky the peaked towersIt would not be desirable to leave the Castle in any way. Surprising 'Castle of dream' and the nature of Bavaria surrounding grasp you for ever in a romantic...

    more
  • Linderhof

    Lindehof is one among the four most interesting Ludwig's Castles.In the middle of a severe mountain landscape, in loneliness of valley Grassvangthal, Linderhof Palace was constructed under the instruction of king Ludwig II. Galleries with the lime arches directly behind the Palace withdraw upwards on abrupt northern slope from strictly ornamental...

    more
  • Herrenchiemsee

    The palace is located on island Herreninzel. King Ludwig II ordered to construct this palace under plans of Dollman (1878-1885) on the sample of Versailles. It is not only last and the greatest, but also most expensive of royal palace projects.

    more
  • Oberschleissheim

    There are peaceful surroundings of Munich, bordering on one of Germany's biggest baroque parks - the Schleissheim Schlosspark.We advise to visit and watch its beautiful palaces and sights:Altes Schloss (1598 - 1623).Schloss Lustheim (1684 - 1688).Neues Schloss (ab 1701)

    more
  • Nordlingen

    The most striking feature on this medieval Gothic church is its 300-foot bell tower, which towers over the village. The fine panorama opens from a viewing platform of tower Daniel.This quaint medieval walled city contains some unusual museums of interest to both adults and children.More information and pics you can get at my Nordlingen VT Travel...

    more
  • Hohenschwangau

    Hohenschwangau Castle is not so famous as Neuschwanstein Castle but it is beautiful too!Hohenschwangau is disposed near Schwangau valley with its beautiful lakes.There are two lakes in the Hohenschwangau area: Alpsee and Schwansee.As one as another are waiting for you. You won't be disappointed!More information you can get at my Hohenschwangau VT...

    more
  • Harburg

    Today Harburg Castle is one of the most kept ensembles of such type in the south of Germany. It represents mixture of various architectural styles of seven centuries. It is possible to reach the basic court yard if to cross a number of protective medieval constructions. The halls of the Castle arranged in strict style, they are decorated by kesson...

    more
  • Garmisch-Partenkirchen

    It is necessary to visit the top of the highest mountain of Germany - Zugschpitze. There will be magnificent views to the Bavarian and the Austrian Alpes as the award!More information you will find at my Garmisch-Partenkirchen VT-Travel Page.

    more
  • Dettelbach

    Fine city with well kept medieval center.Espesially we advise to visit wondeful Franziscaner Church.More information is at my Dettelbach VT-Travel Page.

    more
  • Burgthann

    The first mention was in 1141. In 1288 it was passed to the Nurnberg county. It was handed to Herzog Thann and his dynasty. A part of a masonry of a tower and a wall of the burg were kept from the original castle and the serf strengthenings.More information is at my Burgthann VT-Travel Page.

    more
  • Berg am Starnberger See

    In 1886 Ludwig's scheming political rivals succeeded in taking over his power; they arrested Ludwig II and put him in the Berg castle on the bank of Lake Starnberg. On the very next day after the arrest, May 13, 1886, the King's body was found in the lake. The body of this mysterious political assassination's sole witness, Professor Gudden, was...

    more
  • The Bavarian Navy

    Being entirely land-locked, Bavaria does not have much call for a navy. Other than this small gunboat which is waiting patiently for the next tide.OK, hands up, I am telling lies!! This is actually part of a childrens play-area at a sanctuary for farm animals, near Gaukonigshofen. Because it is on top of a hill in the middle of a continent, the...

    more
  • Königssee

    I was dreaming since long time to take this famous shot of St. Barthomomä at Königssee. It was a real pleasure to go there, especially with the colours in autumn.

    more
  • Starnberger See

    We had a very very short stop at Starnberg to take a pic of Starnberger See. BTW: The station is just next to the lake. That is the lake where King Ludwig died.

    more
  • Chiemsee

    Chiemsee is the biggest of the bavarian lakes. We saw it often when driving on the motorway, but never stopped there. But this time, we decided to go there on our way to Inzell. So we visited Chiemsee and Herrenchiemsee on a sunday afternoon in november. There were lots of people. I can imagine that it is crowded there in summer. Most boats leave...

    more
  • MUNICH > Kleinhesseloer See

    Kleinhesseloer See is a lake in the north of the "Englischer Garten" in Munich and a great place to feed the birds or rent a boat.There is also a great restaurant and beergarden with a few tables directely at the lake ( in the back of my picture!)You may easily combine this lake with a visit at the Monopteros and the Chinesischer Turm.

    more
  • The Fountains of Nurnberg

    There are many fountains located around the city. They are frequent and different in style - Fountain of VirtuesBeautiful FountainGooseman Fountainand many others.

    more
  • Kaltenberger Ritterturnier

    This is another example of beer leading me to greater things. I love Kaltenberg's dunkles beer but had read about a Ritterbock, only served at this medieval festival. I checked up on it and it was a bit expensive to go but we figured it was maybe the only chance we would ever get. Well, it turns out, the beer is no longer brewed but the event...

    more

Bavaria Hotels

See all 2720 Hotels in Bavaria
  • Hotel Uhland

    This is a wonderful little hotel on a very quiet residential street very near the Oktoberfest site....

    more
  • Hotel Victoria

    An exceptional location directly across the street from the Main Hauptbahnhof. Very historic-looking...

    more
  • Hotel Eisenhut

    In 1950, my dad took pictures of this hotel sign. I don't remember whether we stayed there or not -...

    more

Top Bavaria Hotels

Munich Hotels
4364 Reviews - 10181 Photos
Garmisch-Partenkirchen Hotels
303 Reviews - 1040 Photos
Rothenburg ob der Tauber Hotels
601 Reviews - 1864 Photos
Passau Hotels
179 Reviews - 451 Photos
Nürnberg Hotels
883 Reviews - 2957 Photos
Regensburg Hotels
236 Reviews - 744 Photos
Ingolstadt Hotels
138 Reviews - 457 Photos
Berchtesgaden Hotels
283 Reviews - 829 Photos
Bamberg Hotels
436 Reviews - 1400 Photos
Bad Tölz Hotels
23 Reviews - 61 Photos
Würzburg Hotels
384 Reviews - 1277 Photos
Mittenwald Hotels
79 Reviews - 287 Photos
Geisenhausen Hotels
1 Hotel
Erlangen Hotels
35 Reviews - 62 Photos
Kaufbeuren Hotels
26 Reviews - 91 Photos

Instant Answers: Bavaria

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

68 travelers online now

Comments

Bavaria Off The Beaten Path

Reviews and photos of Bavaria off the beaten path posted by real travelers and locals. The best tips for Bavaria sightseeing.
Map of Bavaria