The Destination

Take one of our BMW i3 / i8 / x5 or 7 Series for a scenic drive to one of the spectacular castles of King Ludwig II. His favorite is located at 1800m above sea level in the mountains and you can reach it hiking in 3 hrs or with the super e-bike in one hour. The surroundings feature lots of interesting churches, museums & alpine scenery. From Schloss, you can reach Innsbruck in 40 minutes, Munich in 1, Salzburg or the Dolomites in 2.5, Lago di Garda in 3, Zurich in 3.5 and Venice in 4.5 hours.

Schachen - the favourite retreat of King Ludwig II.

Schloss Elmau lies right at the center of all the fairy tale castles of King Ludwig II., his favourite SCHACHEN is only a 3 hr hike or 1 hr mountain bike ride away. 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. It 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 wild nature.

Barock Church Wieskirche