Memorable holidays: Upper Bavaria
Scenic days in Altmühltal or Chiemsee, nature exploration at Zugspitze or Partnachklamm – Upper Bavaria boasts countless nature treasures, places of strength and vantage spots. The southern part is characterized by the mighty Wetterstein mountain massif while wide open meadows can be found in the picture-book Five Lakes District near Ammersee and Starnberger See. Walking and mountain biking amid the Karwendel mountains or swimming and sailing fun at lake Chiemsee, Upper Bavaria offers myriad sports and activities for all ages. The fairytale King's Castles of Herrenchiemsee and Linderhof rank among the region's architectural highlights. Varied traditional events and festivals are scheduled throughout the year. What's more, Upper Bavaria has many cozy accommodations, ranging from quaint farmhouses and family-run guesthouses to deluxe 4-star hotels.
Snow galore in Bavaria
The Bavarian Alps make an unrivaled paradise for winter sport fans: several premium ski areas are located between Zugspitze and Watzmann, offering immaculate ski slopes and charming mountain huts. Germany's one and only glacier ski area on Zugspitze covers the Zugspitzplatt terrain stretching up to 2000 and 2700 meters above sea level. Loads of sunshine and natural snow await you! More Upper Bavarian top ski regions can be found at Sudelfeld and Brauneck.
A real insider's tip for unlimited winter holidays: the family-friendly ski slopes at Kranzberg/Mittenwald right at the heart of the Karwendel Alpine Park. Besides superb skiing and snowboarding, the regions is just perfect for winter walking and cross-country skiing amid picturesque landscapes. Snowboarders and free-riders head for the Dammkar ski area offering some seven kilometers of pristine powder snow slopes. Lovely Tölzer Land is renowned among Nordic skiers thanks to 260 kilometer of cross-country skiing tracks between the rivers Isar and Loisach with their marvelous side valleys in Upper Bavaria.