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The Bavarian Alps

Disocver the Elmau Valley in the heart of the Bavarian Alps, one of Europe's most beautiful and varied landscapes, featuring majestic mountains, untouched forests, picturesque valleys, archaic river beds, crystal-clear lakes and the fairy tale castles of King Ludwig II.


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You can reach all places worth seeing between Munich and Innsbruck within one hour: Oberammergau, Schloss Linderhof Castle, Schloss Neuschwanstein Castle, Wieskirche Church, Abbey Ettal, Gabriele Münter & Vassily Kandinsky Museum in Murnau, Franz Marc Museum at the Kochelsee Lake, Buchheim Museum at the Starnberger Lake, Walchensee Lake, Eibsee Lake, Tegernsee Lake, Achensee Lake, Zugspitz Glacier and much more....

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King´s House
on Schachen

With its striking architecture, King Ludwig II.s royal retreat is one of the most impressive places you can find anywhere in the Alps. Built in 1868-1872 and located 1800m above sea level in the Wetterstein Mountains, the Schachen not only offers breathing taking views of the spectacular scenery, but also a unique cosmopolitan interior design beyond imgagination. While the ground floor represents his bavarian heritage, the upper floor reflects the King´s fascination with a distant Orient and India. It is here, in a world of contradiction, alienation and appropriation, where he felt free and at home and where he celebrated his birthdays.

Equally impressive is his cosmopolitical botancical garden just below his retreat which features the most beautiful mountain lowers from all over the world.

The Schachenhaus can be reached from Schloss Elmau in one hour with an E-Mountainbike or after an easy 3 1/2 hours hike. You can even stay over night at the Schachenhaus or continue to the Meilerhütte in another hour and stay there overnight to climb up on the next morning to the Dreitorspitze, which is 2900m above sea level.

Ferchensee Lake

The Ferchensee Lake is located 3km from the Elmau Valley. The beautiful trail along the rushing Ferchenbach creek and around the lake is perfect for jogging with a total distance of of up to 9 km.

Elmauer Alm

Our Mountain Restaurant
at 1200 m above sea level.
45 Min from Schloss Elmau.

Spectacular Trails to
Eckbauer, Hintergraseck &

Soiern Lakes

Geroldsee Lake

Barmsee Lake

Walchensee Lake


Sylvenstein Lake