Five places AROUND THE CHIEMSEE
A guest contribution by Sandra and Armin Bielmeier from Ferienloft Übersee 21
The Chiemsee - the Bavarian sea. That doesn't just sound like a holiday, excursion, fun or relaxation, but also keeps what it promises in all respects and much more. As soon as you drive past the mighty Kampenwand, the Chiemgau cult mountain, the Chiemsee spreads out majestically and impresses with its turquoise-blue splendor of colour. The Chiemsee is lined with kilometers of shore, walking, cycling and hiking trails, the focus is always on the vastness and unspoilt nature of the lake.
There are no limits to sustainable water sports. From swimming, rowing, sailing, kite surfing to stand-up paddling etc. everything is possible. And those who opt for the Übersee natural bathing beach, the longest in southern Germany, will be spoiled not only with spectacular sunsets but also with a wide range of gastronomic offerings from beer gardens and restaurants to chilled-out beach bars.
Not far away, the impressive mountain world of the Chiemgau Alps invites you to visit. Far away and yet only a few minutes' drive from the hustle and bustle of the lake, the local mountains are ready to pick up your personal summit happiness with fantastic views of the Central Alps on foot or with the gondola. Happiness guaranteed!
Regional specialties are offered by the various farm shops of the Chiemsee farmers and traditional handicraft businesses. The varied cultural offer is another flagship of the Chiemsee region. From the royal splendor of a Herrenchiemsee Palace to the most famous Chiemsee painter Julius Exter with a former place of work and gallery overseas. We offer our guests a guest booklet on the subject of the Chiemgau that we have prepared ourselves.
1. OVERSEAS 21
The two creative freelancers Sandra and Armin Bielmeier moved with her son from the south of Munich to her newly chosen home in 2018, bought a house in the traditional Bavarian style and brought it to life with a lot of passion and sweat. This is how the holiday loft was created on the first floor of the house Overseas21, which has been rented since August 2020.
The holiday loft is completely individually designed in a traditional-modern crossover style and equipped with high-quality furniture/decor and has a spacious living-dining area with a well-equipped kitchen and a spacious south-facing balcony with a view of our local mountains. The separate bedroom offers a view of the Upper Bavarian starry sky with the option of shooting stars. If you cross the hallway, you reach the bathroom. The approximately 75 square meter loft offers ample space for two people.
The holiday apartment was largely renovated in 2020 with natural materials and is located in the health resort of Übersee am Chiemsee. The house is located in Feldwies, a sought-after residential area outside the town centre. The banks of the Chiemsee can be reached on foot, the mountains are within reach and cycle paths (tempting) lead in all directions. The Tiroler Achen shows the traveler the way from the Alps to Lake Chiemsee or vice versa.
2. Woman Island
With the venerable, famous Benedictine monastery Frauenworth, the beautiful beer gardens, the traditional gastronomy, the legendary pottery Klampleitner and the wonderful circular route, the Fraueninsel is a spa for the soul. There are nooks and crannies everywhere niches that invite you to linger. Always with a view of the water. With the steamer is the small car and bicycle-free island can be reached from all sides of Lake Chiemsee. The painter Max Haushofer as well In 1820, writers such as Ludwig Ganghofer and Ludwig Thoma sought creative tranquility in the oldest artists' colony in Europe.
In the own organic cheese dairy anderlbauer A large number of single-variety cow, sheep and goat cheeses are produced in the family business. The cow's milk comes from organic farms in the region, the sheep's milk from our own East Frisian milk sheep. They don't just supply milk for that cheese but also meat and wool. In the farm shop you can buy over 20 types of cheese, lamb, lamb sausage, wool products, fragrant sheep's milk soap and much more. The packaging is compostable. Farm tours can also be booked here.
Anderlbauer farm shop (Bioland) Hauptstraße 2a | 83112 FrasdorfOpening times: Mon-Thu 10am-12.30pm, 14pm-17pm | The closed | Fri 9am-12.30pm, 14pm-18pm | Sat 10am-12.30pm
4. SNAP CHAPEL
The Schnappenkapelle invites you to a small tour in preparation for the "calfbiter“ (steep paths) or just go for a hike. Once you have arrived, you sit humbly on the banker'l, framed by the green of the mountains, and enjoy life because of the beautiful nature and the radiant blue of Lake Chiemsee. The view from the small church stretches across Lake Chiemsee and far into the foothills of the Alps. According to legend, the chapel was originally intended as a memorial church for Graf marquart stone be erected, who was murdered on this mountain while hunting.
Ascent about 1,5 to 2 hours
Directions: car park above the castle in Marquartstein, then follow the signs
5. KLAMPLEUTHNER ISLAND POTTERY
A trip to Fraueninsel without them Pottery Klampfleuthner to visit would be tantamount to sacrilege. In the traditional handicraft business, which has existed since 1609, you will find beautiful ceramics from complete services, vases, bowls and house signs. Custom-made products for tiled stoves or tiles for bathrooms are also possible. Only lead-free glazes are used and the kilns are of course heated with 100% green electricity.
Island pottery Klampfleuthner
Frauenchiemsee 4a | Tel: 08054 – 1233
© Photos: Opener: Übersee21, Image 1 & 2: Übersee21, Image 3: Print Marketing GmbH/Tanja Ghirardini, Image 4 & 5: Übersee21, Image 6: Anderlbauer, Image 7, 8 & 9: Übersee21