The Destination

Discover the most beautiful sanctuary of the Bavarian Alps just 100 km south of Munich and 40 km north of Innsbruck between the Zugspitz Glacier und the Karwendel Mountain Range.  The region offers an abundance of  hiking and mountain bike trails, crystal clear lakes, rushing streams, lofty peaks, famous museums and churches, authentic Bavarian villages and all the fairy tale castles of King Ludwig II.. You can reach his his favourite retreat at 1800 m above sea level in the Wetterstein Mountains in less than one hour with one of our super e-bikes.

Schachen - the favourite retreat of King Ludwig II.

With its striking architecture, the Schachen is one of the most impressive places you can find anywhere in the alps. King Ludwig II. built it in 1868-1872 as a retreat. The Schachen is located 1800m above sea level in the Wetterstein Mountains in front of Schloss Elmau and offers breathing taking views of the Bavarian Alps. The cosmopolitan design reflects how the King created his most intimate retreat by imagination and appropriation of a distant oriental and Indian culture in the midst of a spectactular alpine scenery.

[Translate to English:] Prunkvoll verzierter Saal im Schachenhaus

View from Schachen into the Reintal

”Partnach-Fall” in the Reintal

A beautiful walk or great Jogging Trail from Schloss Elmau along the rushing Ferchenbach stream to the crystalclear Ferchenbach Lake.

 

 

View from the Wetterstein Peak (2500m above sealevel) to the Ferchense and Lautersee lakes and Mittenwald Village. 
It takes about 3-4 hrs to climb up to the Wetterstein Peak from Schloss Elmau. Medium Level.

 

 

E-Mountainbike Ride to the Eckbauer (5km)

Hike or E-Bike ride to Hintergraseck (5km) with spectacular view of the Alpspitze

Hike through the Partnachklamm Gorge (7km) which was formed 200 million years ago

E-Bike ride to the Geroldsee (7km)

E-Bike ride to Barmsee (7km)

View from Herzogstand (23km) to Kochelsee & Walchensee

Garmisch-Partenkirchen

[Translate to English:] Gipfelkreuz auf der Zugspitze

Zugspitze 2964m above sealevel with views over the Alps (30 km drive with BMW i3)

Eibsee Lake below Zugspitz Mountain (30 km)

Höllentalklamm © Grainau.de

Hupfleitenjoch - Höllentalangerhütte

Ahornboden (50km)
© www.ahornboden.com

Sightseeing

Schloss Herrenchiemsee,  Schloss Neuschwanstein, Wieskirche, Schloss Linderhof, Gabriele Münter & Vassily Kandinsky Museum in Murnau, Franz Marc Museum in Kochel,  Buchheim Museum at the Starnberger See,  Zugspitzbahn & Eibsee, Oberammergau, Abbey Ettal, Innsbruck, Munich and more.....

Baroque Church Wieskirche

Baroque Church Wieskirche

Innsbruck

WINTERSPORTS UNLIMITED

20 km tracks for Cross Country Skiing & Skating starting right in front of Schloss Elmau

Cross-Country Skiing on the “Kanada” slope starting in Klais (5 Min Shuttle from Schloss Elmau)
© Oberbayern.de, Foto: Peter v. Felbert

Alpine Skiing on the Zugspitz Glacier (30km)

Alpin Skiing in Seefeld Rosskopf (25km)

Weltcup Kandahar-Abfahrt | Garmisch Classic ©Bayerische-Zugspitzbahn-Matthias Fend

Ski Paradise for Families at Luttensee (7km)