The Basilika St. Mang is a big, Baroque church which is a part of the St. Mang's Abbey. While the abbey is no longer functional and is operated as a museum, the church is still in operation, attracting scores of visitors due to its palace like design.
Perched atop a hill and the Swiss valley of Reutte, the Ehrenberg Castle of Austria is a popular attraction among tourists for its charming historical atmosphere and stunning woodland and city views. Accessed via a short hike, this ruinous castle is a perfect spot for a family day out and a must visit for history enthusiasts!
Surrounded by verdant trees, the red-bricked Bruder Klaus Kapelle invites visitors with its striking beauty and tranquility. Constructed in 1991 by Nikolaus von der Flüe, a saint of Swiss origin, the chapel is known for its exquisite wooden cross and other interior relics such as a candlestick with 12 arms. This small but scenic religious attraction calls for some quiet contemplation and unabashed devotion.
A beautiful mountain refuge built by King Ludwig II in the 19th Century, Königshaus am Schachen reflects his interest in oriental culture, particularly Turkish culture. The large hall is opulently decorated in reds, golds and oranges with beautiful Turkish textiles, divans, and an indoor fountain which contrasts with the surprising simplicity of the Swiss chalet. The Königshaus am Schachen is accessible only via foot or mountain bike, and avid hikers traverse this beautiful trek to witness the unique site. Guided tours of the building are available through the day. The nearby botanical gardens, which feature beautiful Alpine flora and fauna, are also worth visiting.
Shaped in the form of a giant X, the AlpspiX is a viewing platform made of steel on top of the Osterfelderkopf, a mountain summit situated near Garmisch-Partenkirchen. The design of the platform was made in order to provide spectacular 360-degree views of the entire region. Located at a stunning height of 2050 meters (6725.7 feet), the platform offers dramatic views of the region unlike any other place in the Alps. Owing to its breathtaking location and unique features, the AlpspiX is a must-visit attraction in town, whether you are a leisure traveler or an adventure seeker.
Staffelsee is located in the Bavarian district of Garmisch-Partenkirchen and fed by the River Ach, which is also the main outflow of the lake. The lake has three important settlements upon its shores, namely, Murnau, Uffing and Seehausen. The lake covers an area of 7.66 square kilometers (2.96 square miles) and has a maximum depth of 39.4 meters (129 feet). In summers it's warm waters make the lake a popular spot for swimming, while in winter, the frozen lake is used by skaters and ice hockey players.
Formerly the St.Mang's Monastery, built in the 9th Century for the Benedictine monks and later turned into an imposing Baroque Church, the building now houses the Fussen Heritage Museum and the Town Hall. The museum is a perfect place to start your exploration of Fussen's cultural heritage, as it houses a vast number of artifacts from over 1000 years of history including a fascinating display on the craft of Lute building built around Karl Leonhardt's collection, which Fussen was famous for till the 1800s. The building itself is a testament to Fussen's heritage, the main hall, refectory, cells, and the domed colloquium beautiful examples of architecture; as well as the stunning paintings and archaeological pieces that can be found in its permanent collections. The Fussen Heritage Museum is an absolute must-visit while in Fussen.
Franziskanerkloster Füssen is a monastery dedicated to St. Stephen. The monastery which was built in the 17th Century with beautiful Rocco architecture is currently a place for old Franciscan brothers.
In the middle of the former park of Hohenschwangau Castle, you come across this serene lake. Tucked away in the middle of the verdant Bavarian landscape, Schwansee is a popular swimming spot for locals and tourists alike. A short, peaceful walk leads to the dreamy lake. Its shimmering water reflects the lush Alpine mountainside that surrounds it, making for an idyllic family getaway in the town. Adventure enthusiasts can explore the surrounding area with a scenic hike. Besides clear waters, the site also offers beautiful views of the region, with the Neuschwanstein Castle visible in the distance.
The originally Romanesque church owes the altar to D. Zimmermann and the baroque frescoes to Johann Heel.
Picturesque mountain lakes and forested mountain slopes attract hikers into the Bavarian-Tyrolean borderland. The Tannheim Mountains are part of the Allgäu alpine mountain range and surround the most beautiful high valley in Europe, according to the Bavarian travel author Ludwig Steub. Ever fascinating is the contrast between the rugged beauty of the mountains and the placid blue of the lakes.