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.
Located on a mountainside overlooking the Hohenschwangau valley, the Neuschwanstein Castle is a dream-like structure in an idyllic setting. Construction of the castle began in 1869 but was not completed until 1892. King Ludwig II commissioned its construction so that he could stay in a beautiful castle when he wanted to escape the royal courts. However, the king did not live to see the castle's completion. Visitors can explore the castle's Byzantine, Romanesque, and Gothic-inspired interior, including the third and fourth floors, which were supposed to have been the king’s residences. These floors house opulent murals and spectacular wood carvings. Tours of the castle are available throughout the day. Visitors must visit the nearby Mary's Bridge, from where the view of the castle and its surroundings is stunning.
Standing out amid the dense verdure of Bavaria, the imposing facade of the Hohenschwangau Castle looks nothing short of a castle from a fairytale. Dating back to the 19th Century and credited to Maximilian II of Bavaria, the castle was home to King Ludwig II when he was a child. The architecture and interiors of the castle are simply spectacular. The castle is open to public visitation throughout the year and also offers guided tours in several languages. The castle is one of the prime tourist attractions in the city. The Schloss Hohenschwangau is also one of the few castles in the country that remained unscathed during both World War I and World War II.
The highest elevated castle in the country, Falkenstein Castle and its ruins are located at a height of 1277 meters (4190 feet) in the Bavarian Alps. Built during the 13th Century and destroyed by the 17th Century, the castle was then purchased by King Ludwig II In 1883. He set into motion an elaborate plan to rebuild the castle under the guidance of the architect Christian Jank but the project fell through upon the King's death three years later. Today, the castle ruins make for an exhilarating hiking excursion, with a museum featuring informative and interesting exhibits located in the vicinity.
The Linderhof Palace, nestled in the western corner of Ettal, is the smallest castle to have been constructed by King Ludwig II. The tour of the palace gives visitors a glimpse into the opulent life that King Ludwig II led. From various chambers, dining rooms, grottos, and the King's favorite Hall of Mirrors, the ornate castle and its breathtaking expanse gives an up and close peek into the royal life. In winter when the castle is covered in snow, it resembles a spectacular, magical snow globe. While the castle is the smallest in size among all three palaces commissioned by King Ludwig II, it is also one of the most beautiful and exquisite royal complexes.
Reconstructed in 2000, Hornbahn a popular ariel cableway in Bad Hindelang that connects to the mountain station located on the top of Imberger Horn. Managed by the Doppelmayr/Garaventa Group today, the gondola lift is 1423 meters (4668) long. Also, visitors can enjoy activities such as hiking, both during summer and winter seasons and biking during summer.
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.