Gstadt a. Chiemsee
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Highlights in the region

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Men's Island

Herrenchiemsee is the largest island in Lake Chiemsee and is world-famous for Herrenchiemsee Castle, built by the so-called Fairytale King Ludwig II. The island can be reached all year round by Chiemsee boat and, in addition to the castle and its parks, offers other sights such as the King Ludwig II Museum, the former Augustinian canon monastery with its constitutional museum, historic halls and the Chiemsee Painters' Gallery, as well as hiking trails for long walks.
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Women's Island

The special island flair of Fraueninsel is based on the coexistence of culture, religion and tradition: in addition to traditional potteries, fishing businesses and the Benedictine monastery, there are picturesque houses, inns and beer gardens. The island can be reached all year round by boat on Lake Chiemsee, can be circumnavigated in around 20 minutes and is one of the oldest artists' colonies in Europe.
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Rosenheim is a city straight out of a picture book - and not just since the ZDF series "Die Rosenheim-Cops". It is above all the pastel-colored house facades with their arcades, the spacious squares and the imposing onion domes that give the city on the Inn and Mangfall rivers its charm. The renowned Lokschuppen exhibition center with its annually changing exhibitions is particularly popular.
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Wasserburg on the Inn

The historic and medieval old town of Wasserburg surprises with its unique location on a peninsula surrounded 7/8 by the River Inn. Pastel-colored patrician houses with arcades, the castle built in the twelfth century, winding alleys, selected stores and small cafés invite you to stroll and linger.
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Wendelstein with Wendelstein cog railroad

The Wendelstein cog railroad, Germany's oldest high mountain railroad, has been taking visitors up the panoramic mountain for more than 100 years. Once at the top, there is plenty to explore: the Wendelsteinkircherl, the "Gacher Blick" viewing platform (overview of around 200 mountain peaks), Germany's highest show cave, the Wendelsteinhaus or you can hike further up to the summit, where you will find the summit cross, the Wendelinkapelle chapel and the observatory. In winter, the Wendelstein can be experienced as a ski resort.
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The cable car with its nostalgic four-person gondolas runs from Aschau i. Chiemgau to the Kampenwand all year round (except during maintenance periods). In addition to the impressive views of the Steinernes Meer in the Berchtesgaden Alps and the Hohe Tauern with the Großglockner and the Großvenediger to the south or the Chiemsee to the north, there is an excellent hiking area from easy to challenging with several mountain huts. In winter, the Kampenwand is a popular natural snow skiing area.


With the Hochriesbahn you can take the nostalgic single-seater chairlift to the middle station, where there is also a specially designed bike park, and from there you can glide further up to the mountain station in the gondola lift. Thanks to the Hochriesbahn, there are countless hiking opportunities in the extensive alpine pasture and hiking area of the Hochries, from easy and pram-friendly to more challenging three-summit hikes.
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Oberaudorf Hocheck adventure mountain

The Oberaudorf-Hocheck adventure mountain promises adventure for the whole family in both summer and winter! While in summer the flying fox, freefall dry slide, summer toboggan run, gold panning facility, animal enclosure etc. are on the program, in winter the Hocheck delights with ski and toboggan runs until late in the evening.
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Bad Aibling

The popular spa town is Bavaria's oldest moor spa and delights its guests with the Bad Aibling thermal baths, among other things. The 10,000 m² spa and sauna landscape promises a time-out for all the senses with its combination of color, light, fragrance and sound experiences.
Chiemgau Thermen Bad Endorf

Bad Endorf

In the spa town of Bad Endorf, the Chiemgau thermal baths await visitors with a mountain and lake panorama in a class of its own. Various saunas, steam baths, a Dead Sea salt grotto and around 1800 m² of water promise pure thermal bathing pleasure in any weather. In addition, Bavaria's oldest nature reserve, the Eggstätt-Hemhofer Seenplatte, offers an unforgettable nature experience.
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Bad Feilnbach

The well-known moor spa Bad Feilnbach is located at the foot of the Wendelstein. The spa town is not only known for its spa and health treatments, but also for its orchards and the products that come from them. The area surrounding the natural healing village offers a variety of hiking opportunities and an intensive encounter with moorland and nature.
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Prien am Chiemsee

The popular climatic health resort directly on Lake Chiemsee is the only recognized Kneipp health resort in Upper Bavaria. Guests enjoy a wide-ranging recreational program based on the teachings of the priest Sebastian Kneipp. Prien also impresses with its proximity to the Chiemsee islands, as a place to enjoy and as a starting point for cycling and hiking tours in the surrounding area.


To the south, Chiemsee-Alpenland is bordered by the Mangfallgebirge mountains and the Chiemgau Alps, while Lake Chiemsee with the Fraueninsel and Herreninsel islands is the region's most famous excursion destination. It is also affectionately known as the "Bavarian Sea". The beautiful foothills of the Alps are a delight at any time of year: from carpets of flowers in spring to tobogganing fun in winter! As if mountains and lakes weren't enough, romantic rivers characterize the region. The blue-green Inn provides wonderful cycle paths for young and old along its banks and ensures that the apple trees in Bad Feilnbach blossom earlier and the harvest tastes even better in the fall in the mild air that comes through the Inn Valley. Because rivers have always been trade routes, thriving towns have sprung up along their banks: Rosenheim and Wasserburg on the Inn, Bad Aibling and Kolbermoor on the Mangfall. Rosenheim is the largest city in the region. Rosenheim - the name alone is a declaration of love.

Interesting facts from the Chiemsee-Alpenland

  • Size: approx. 1,500 square kilometers
  • Highest mountain: Großer Traithen in the Mangfallgebirge, 1,854 meters above sea level
  • Largest body of water: Chiemsee, 79.9 square kilometers
  • Number of bathing lakes: more than 30
  • Predicatized places: 9 resorts, 6 climatic health resorts, 3 spas, 1 Kneipp health resort
  • Alpine pastures and mountain inns: around 60
  • Cycle paths: around 2,000 kilometers
  • Hiking trails: around 1,500 kilometers
  • Campsites: 12
  • Smallest municipality (in terms of area and population): Chiemsee (with Fraueninsel, Herreninsel and Krautinsel), 2.57 km² (in Chiemsee), approx. 250 inhabitants
  • Largest municipality: in terms of area Aschau im Chiemgau with 79.60 km², in terms of population Rosenheim with approx. 63,000 inhabitants
  • Beds: around 22,000 guest beds

Superlatives in the Chiemsee-Alpenland

  • Chiemsee: Bavaria's largest lake, third largest lake in Germany
  • Bavaria's oldest nature reserve: Eggstätt-Hemhofer Seenplatte
  • Largest summit cross in the Bavarian Alps: Kampenwand, 12 meters high, Aschau i. Chiemgau
  • Wendelstein: Wendelstein Church as the highest church in Germany, Wendelstein Cave as the highest show cave in Germany and Wendelstein Cog Railway as the oldest high mountain railroad in Germany
  • Bavaria's largest apple market: Bad Feilnbach
  • Oberaudorf-Hocheck adventure mountain: the only TÜV-certified toboggan run in Germany
  • Bavaria's oldest moor spa: Bad Aibling
  • Highest farm managed all year round: Hohe Asten, 1,106 meters, Flintsbach a.Inn
  • Germany's oldest folk theater: Ritterschauspiele Kiefersfelden, since 1618
  • Largest water wheel in Bavaria: Gießenbachklamm, Kiefersfelden
  • Germany's first reversible golf course: Patting-Hochriesblick golf course, Riedering
  • Germany's largest onion dome roof: Church of St. Johann Baptist and Holy Cross at Wasen, Rosenheim