Auf dem Ammer-Amper-Radweg bei Zolling im Landkreis Freising
Bavaria Listicle Experience Upper Bavaria

Raft rides, gorge hikes, river bike trails, moorland nature trail and beer pilgrimage: 10 experiences that you should definitely not miss in Upper Bavaria

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10 x Must-do experiences

Ausblick auf die Prienmündung

Salzalpensteig

The Salzalpensteig brings together old, historic paths to form a cross-border long-distance walking trail. It goes from Lake Chiemsee and the Chiemgau region past Bad Reichenhall and Berchtesgaden to Austria.
salzalpensteig.com (only in German)

Die Normalroute durchs Reintal führt anfangs durch die Partnachklamm

Through the Partnachklamm Gorge

The route along the Partnach river offers a breathtaking natural spectacle with countless waterfalls and steep rock faces.
gapa.de

 

Deutsche Alpenstraße

The German Alpine Road

The German Alpine Road runs over 484 winding kilometres from Lindau on Lake Constance to Schönau on Lake Königssee. It never fails to captivate visitors, whether they are travelling by car, motorbike or camper van. The fascination of the route lies in its diversity, the rhythm of Alpine meadows, undulating hills and mountain peaks, forests and lakes.
deutsche-alpenstrasse.de

Altötting Kapellplatz

Beer Pilgrimage to Altötting

This entertaining pilgrimage route through the Bavarian Alpine foothills passes three breweries … The final destination is the Chapel of Mercy in Altötting.
bierwallfahrt.de

Am Ufer der Amper am Ammer-Amper-Radweg bei Zolling im Landkreis Freising

Ammer-Amper Cycle Path

The tour begins at the Ammerquellen spring in Graswangtal, goes past Oberammergau and crosses the Pfaffenwinkel region. Cyclists can look forward to various attractions and river landscapes on the final section past Fürstenfeldbruck, Dachau and Freising, before the Amper river flows into the Isar at Moosburg.
ammer-amper-radweg.com (only in German)

Floßfahrt auf der Isar bei Schäftlarn

Isar Rafti Tours

This tour on traditional wooden rafts covers 28 river km from Wolfratshausen over Europe’s biggest rafting weir, past the Georgenstein rock and Grünwald Castle to Munich. The rafts depart daily from May to the middle of September.
muenchen.travel

 

Burghausen: Mit einem Kilometer die längste Burg der Welt

Inn Cycle Path

Leaving the Alps, the route runs from Kiefersfelden past Rosenheim, Mühldorf am Inn and Simbach am Inn to Passau. It touches on unspoilt alluvial plains, still lakes, impressive river banks and the picturesque towns on the River Inn with their historic marketplaces, churches and abbeys.
inn-salzach.com (only in German)

Durch die Zugabe von Moor bekommen die Seifen einen Peeling-Effekt

Moor Education Trail Bad Kohlgrub

Experience the fascination of the moorland region between Bad Kohlgrub and Saulgrub. The trails goes through a typical mountain pine moor landscape. Information panels display facts about the valuable healing powers of the moor and its positive effect on the human organism.
ammergauer-alpen.de

Am Irschener Winkel sieht man im Sommer viele Watvögel

Gletscherblick Premium Walking Trail

The 13 km panoramic circuit in the Chiemgau Alps is surrounded by fascinating scenery, which takes in the glaciers of the Großvenedig and Großglockner mountains as well as the Kaiser Mountains. And not forgetting the views of Lake Chiemsee.
chiemsee-chiemgau.info (only in German)

Wanderung am Lech, Pfaffenwinkel

Cycling in the Pfaffenwinkel

Mountain bikers can scale the Hohen Peißenberg or scout round the Hohen Trauchberg - enjoying the panoramic views and mountain sections. Those who wish for more creature comforts can choose the culinary delights of the “Schmankerl Tour” or the beery charm of the “Biergarten Tour” instead.
pfaffen-winkel.de (only in German)

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