Holiday activities all year round

The Allgäu is one of the most beautiful areas in Bavaria popular with visitors from all over the world and an excellent destination all year round. The variety of the landscape with high Alpine regions and lush, green meadows on the foot of the mountains all the way to Lake Constance allows you to experience your holiday exactly the way you want.

Hints for day trips

If you feel like visiting a city, you can choose between no less than four destinations. Two local capitals – Munich and Innsbruck – are only about 65 miles away. Both are true cosmopolitan cities regarding cultural activities and shopping.

Furthermore, you two of Germany's oldest cities are close by: Augsburg (approx. 65 miles) with an historical old part of town and Kempten (approx. 30 miles) with numerous churches, a former royal residence and splendid houses.

If you prefer staying in a more rural atmosphere, why not visit one of the farm museums in Illerbeuren (45 miles) or in Glentleiten (40 miles). Not only children are impressed by the open air museums!

Our favourite round trip

You just don't have enough days in your holiday to see everything you want? We recommend a round trip (approx. 65 miles)! First stop: The Wieskirche (1746-1754), a jewel from the Rococo period and included in the UNESCO-World Heritage. After that, you are off ’s to Oberammergau, to see the fascinating »Lüftlmalereien« paintings and wood carvings. After visiting the Benedictine Abbey in Ettal with its impressive basilica, a traditional "Maß" of beer will be waiting for you in the abbey's brewery. After this refreshment, you can enjoy the Linderhof Castle and its park even better. Ludwig II had plans to build a castle on Lake Plansee as well. It is not hard to spot where if you take a boat trip round the lake. The trip is topped off by crossing the border to Reutte, in Austria to enjoy a delicious traditional »Mehlspeis« (sweet dish made of dough).

Zugspitze - Top of Germany

Outstanding overall experience 

The Zugspitze juts self-confidently from the eponymous mountain range in southern Bavaria and as Germany’s highest mountain is famous well beyond the country’s borders. Its popularity epitomizes the need people have to get some distance from their everyday lives and “rise above things”. The spectacular ascent on the record-breaking Cable car Zugspitze marks the first highlight. Having reached an altitude of 2,962 metres in comfort, visitors are able to enjoy extensive views over 400 mountain peaks. Anyone wanting to experience glacial ice and snow up close can choose between sporty and laid-back activities – in winter and high summer. The Panorama 2962 restaurant at the summit stands for the best prospects on a scenic and culinary level. It will serve typical specialties from the Alpine region, garnished with rich panoramic views. The cogwheel train then takes you back in comfort to Garmisch-Partenkirchen – the perfect opportunity to wave farewell to the peak and to reflect on the experiences of your round trip.

Mountaintop Zugspitze

Cable car

Cogwheel train

Restaurant Panorama 2962