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Destinations » Germany » Chiemgau Region Travel Guide
The Chiemgau region in south-east Bavaria in Germany is blessed with beautiful countryside and a rich cultural heritage. Lush green meadows, picturesque mountain pastures, charming little villages, time-honoured monasteries and abbeys and Bavaria's biggest lake, Lake Chiemsee, with its two islands, Herreninsel and Fraueninsel, all set against the backdrop of the stunning scenery of the Bavarian Alps.
The traditional Bavarian village of Inzell is nestled in the southeast corner of the Bavarian Alps between Salzburg and Lake Chiemsee. Surrounded by majestic mountains, picturesque lakes and lush alpine meadows, the area is perfect for those who want to enjoy unspoilt nature. Hike along miles of scenic trails that criss-cross over the valley and the surrounding mountains. You will receive the new complimentary INZELL CARD PLUS when booking one of more than 200 accommodations in Inzell. This card entitles its holder to free entry to attractions such as the Inzell Water Park or unlimited usage of regional bus services.
Neighbouring Ruhpolding is an enchanting village set amongst the natural beauty of Upper Bavaria's majestic mountains and attracts nature lovers with its beautiful vistas and cross-country trails. During the summer months, the crystal clear alpine lakes provide a cool, refreshing place to take a dip and the miles of cycling trails and walking paths offer plenty of opportunities to explore Ruhpolding's spectacular scenery.
Chiemgau Region Highlights
Spend a day at Lake Chiemsee and take the boat to 'Herrenchiemsee Island' with its beautiful fairytale castle. The Herrenchiemsee Palace is set in an extensive park area and was the third palace built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria.
Visit Seeon Abbey and take in the tranquil charm of this beautiful Benedictine monastery in the rural district of Traunstein.
Relax in the nearby spa town Bad Reichenhall and visit the old salt mine.
Book an Eagle's Nest Tour in Berchtesgaden and see the 'Kehlsteinhaus', Hitler's former retreat.
Inzell Region Highlights
Explore the scenic beauty around Inzell on foot or by bike on one of the many well maintained trails and paths in the region.
Take the train to nearby Salzburg and stroll through Mozart's birth place, or book a 'Sound of Music Tour'.
Enjoy a boat trip on the emerald green Lake Königssee, surrounded by one of the most impressive landscapes in Germany (30km from Inzell).
Ruhpolding Region Highlights
Take the cable car up to the summit of the Rauschberg Mountain and look out over the tranquil waters of Lake Chiemsee.
Spend a fun-filled day in the Vita Alpina Water Park with a lot of attractions for the whole family.
Visit the Ruhpolding Leisure Park with different rides and slides. Many of the park's attractions are covered, making it also a popular destination in unsettled weather conditions.