Alpine Sports in Bavaria

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Recharge your batteries with the energy of the alps: Hiking, jogging, running, mountain climbing with experienced mountain guide, e-mountain biking, tennis on 3 clay courts & archery on site as well as swimming in warm lakes, playing golf or riding on horses nearby.

Explore silent forest paths or join a guided mountain hike to one of over 70 tours to peaks around Schloss Elmau with our experienced mountain guide Hermann Glatz. (Tuesday, Thursday and after August 20 also Saturday). 

You can also borrow one of our high quality super e-mountain or trekking bikes and the explore the beautiful surroundings. You can reach the spectacular mountain castle Schachen of King Ludwig II at 1800 m above sea level in one hour.

You may also play a round of golf in one of the 18 or 9 hole courses nearby, or a game of tennis on three excellent clay courts in our Nature Spa. 

You can also learn or practice the art of archery with 8 time German Champion Christian Kuffer on the hotel archery grounds.

The region also offers countless other sports and recreational facilities. At additional cost, we are happy to organize rowing, kite surfing or windsurfing on the nearby lakes, whitewater kayaking on the upper Loisach river, whitewater rafting on the Inn or Isar rivers, horseback riding at the Schmalensee stud farm.

Forest Bathing – Shinrin-yoku

 Shinrin-yoku is Japanese and means forest (air) bathing. It involves consciously immersing oneself in the atmosphere of nature. Listen to the pleasant rushing of water in a brook, or the wind rustling through the leaves. Inhale the scent of the humpback meadows and feel the soft soil and roots under your feet. Accompanied by a forest “lifeguard,’ you hike along hidden paths, over lush humpback meadows, and past untouched forest streams. The view of the mighty Wetterstein massif leads to a deep connection with alpine nature.

 The parasympathetic nervous system is activated and stress hormones reduced. The air in the forest contains less particulate matter. Accelerated regeneration after illness. Blood pressure is lowered. Herbal terpenes act on the body, protect against free radicals and have a positive influence on the immune system. Improved sleep quality. Stimulating the senses has a positive effect, and one’s powers of concentration are heightened.