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.
Among the largest of its kind, Ettal Abbey is an active Benedictine abbey. Though it was established by Emperor Ludwig in 1330, it is the Baroque designs of the architect Enrico Zuccalli in 1744 that laid the foundation for the beautiful structure that stands today. Visitors can visit the bookstore, cheese factory, art production house and the distillery that produces the famous Ettaler Kloster Liqueur.
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.
Here the Grimm fairy-tales are colorfully recited in a loving manner. Take a walk through the fairy-tale forest and meet your favorite childhood characters in person. Take a pony ride with your little ones if you feel like, or go on a magical train ride, with the theme toy train which is one of the most famous attractions here.
Area 47 Tirol is one of Europe’s biggest outdoor adventure parks. You can indulge in a host of activities ranging from white water river rafting and kayaking to parasailing and canyoning through gorges. Other activities also include hiking, a high ropes, buggy rides and a jungle gym. If you get hungry you can munch on delicacies at their lakeside restaurant, dig into Argentinean barbecued meats or sip craft cocktails at their on site bar or retreat to one of the accommodation options. If you love to indulge in high adrenaline activities, Area 47- Tirol won’t disappoint. Note that the timings are subject to change, so calling ahead before trying out this place is advisable.
Dating back to the 13th Century, the present church was erected in the 17th Century. Altdorf - Pfarrkirche Mariä Himmelfahrt dons a baroque look with a gabled roof and white facade. Its intricate frescoes showcasing the Assumption of Mary is indeed interesting. It is the parish church of the district.