Sights and Travel destinations
We have lots to see here! Baroque and rococo left us famous churches and buildings, King Ludwing himself built some castles in close distance, famous artists got inspired by our beautiful Alp foothills... visit and explore!
Museums in Penzberg
After a construction period of two years, the new museum Penzberg - collection Campendonk opened its gates on June 4th, 2016. Museum Penzberg celebrated its reopening and its significant increase in artist Heinrich Campendonk's works with numerous exhibitions.
The mine museum Penzberg remembers of jet coal mining times.
Open air museum Glentleiten
The open air museum Glentleiten is a museum town with approx. 40 beautiful buildings which had been collected and rebuilt with its original parts.
Between grassland and farmers' gardens you can visit and explore ranches, mountain pasture buildings, mills and garages and maybe you will catch a glimpse on nestling swallows.
Gabriele Münter building & Franz Marc museum
Even today, the Gabriele Münter building at Murnau, summer residence of Gabriele Münter and Wassily Kandinsky shows the original furniture of the artists. Both here and in mueseum Franz Marc at Kochel am See, you can admire significant expressionistic exhibits of the series "Blauer Reiter".
Museum Buchheim at Bernried accommodates a famous expressionistic collection, a folcloric collection and crafts from all over the world. The museum lies within a wonderful park next to Lake Starnberg. It only takes 30 minutes by car to get to the Deutsche Museum Munich.
Monasteries and churches
One of the most important churches is the so called Wieskirche, a rococo jewel and UNESCO world heritage site at Pfaffenwinkel. The name "Pfaffenwinkel" ("Pfaffe" is the German translation of "cleric") reveals what is worth a visit: churches, monestaries and chapels at Ettal, Rottenbuch, Benediktbeuern, Polling, Beuerberg and many others.
With his castles, King Ludwig II. raised an impressive monument and tourist highlight for his beloved South Bavarian area, which haven't lost their beauty even after more than hundred years had passed.
Schloss Linderhof, summer residence with his famous venus grotto within a great park.
Schloss Herrenchiemsee, "new Versailles" on one of the Chiemsee isles.
Schloss Neuschwanstein, the King's dream manifested in stone, situated on the rocks of Pöllatschlucht.
Schloss Hohenschwangau, the only inhabited castle where Ludwig spent some years of his childhood.
The central location of our hotel allows day trips to famous and well-known cities near the Alps - Munich, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Salzburg, Füssen... Everyone who does not want to drive that far can visit the amazing cities Murnau and Bad Tölz in close proximity. Come and go for a stroll...