The Destination

Schloss Elmau is located 100 km south of Munich and 40km north of Innsbruck.

Discover the beauty of the Bavarian Alps, crystal clear lakes & lofty peaks, rushing streams & gorges, famous museums, churches, authentic villages and all the fairy tale castles of King Ludwig II nearby, his favourite Retreat 1800 m above sealevel in the Wetterstein Mountains is just a 3 hour hike or 1 hour e-bike ride away.

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.

Barock Church Wieskirche