Tiny Adventures in Chiemgau
The Bavarian Alps offer everything an outdoor heart desires: the finest hiking routes, bays for bathing and happy snacks on the alpine pastures, fantastic mountains, streams, rivers, forests, meadows, moors, floodplain landscapes, but also castles, monasteries, idyllic villages, charming little medieval towns, art , culture and customs. Anyone who has ever vacationed in this romantic region sandwiched between Bavaria and Austria knows that they urgently need to come back again.
We particularly like the so-called Alpine Plan, which is supposed to guarantee the naturalness of the cultural area of the Alps. The traditional beer preference, in turn, gives visitors countless small breweries in the area. So: cheers! And there. A dreamy piece of Germany is waiting for everyone who likes to be outside, who likes to hike and is hungry.
Our favorite places in the Chiemgau
Der "Alpaca farm Hasenoehrl“At the Chiemsee. Visiting the old farm is suitable for all ages and is indeed magical. Here you get neither a hipster nor a luxury hotel, but a real Upper Bavaria feeling. The Chieming beach can be reached from there by car in a few minutes.
The "Hochberg" is a wonderful place to watch the sunset over the Chiemsee. in the Beer garden of the Alpengasthof you can eat well and enjoy the picture-perfect mountain scenery when the weather is nice.
The "hefteralm' is ideal for anyone looking for fairy tales. There is a wide choice of food and the setting is magical. Absolutely recommendable as an alpine hike for mountain beginners with children.
Cheese lovers should stroll here and on the Langenbauer Alm feed.
A tourist classic but still a must: a fun boat ride on the Herreninsel - and on the Fraueninsel too, of course!
A visit to the Kampen wall, Landmark of the Chiemgau Alps. The ascent is possible but a bit difficult. Especially with smaller children, it is better to use one of the colorful gondolas to climb the massif. Not only the rocking ride itself is a happening. Once at the top, you can go on nice long and gentle hikes. Or feast in peace in the SonnenAlm. The kids are happily romping over the mountain. Betting?
No flawless Chiemgau destinations (since they are already in Austria) but absolutely worth a trip:
Hike around the Walchsee. The most beautiful views, family-friendly - and if you like, you can jump into the blue water and admire the mountains from there.
Look at chamois and grouches in the Wildbichl wildlife park. The children's paradise is located in a natural high valley between Chiemsee and Kufstein in front of the magnificent backdrop of the Kaiser Mountains. A lively afternoon is guaranteed here.
A summit tour followed by a stop at the Altkaseralm. Munwässernder Kaiserschmarrn and all kinds of tasty cheeses including snack from our own production are served there. Quaint living room inside, wonderful view of the Kaiser Mountains and the Zillertal Alps outside. Open throughout the year.
Extra tip on arrival:
If you are gurgling from north to south in a Bulli, we recommend a stopover in Franconian Switzerland. Of the "Bärenschlucht campsite“Lives up to its name. Caves, hobbit hills and knight castle ruins around the corner leave nothing to be desired for adventure.
Ps: The franc is seriously underestimated. There are more regional insider tips in our new Germany book!
Accommodation in and around the Chiemgau can of course also be discovered on Good Travel.
In the newly published guide "Tiny Adventures - Out and about in Germany“, Which was newly published in mid-September, you will find other regions in Germany that are well worth seeing