Start your culture and nature tour in Balderschwang in the Upper Allgau. Your accommodation, the HUBERTUS Alpin Lodge & Spa is situated in an Alpine landscape about 2 hours’ drive from Zurich. Experience pure nature in the mountains of the Allgau. In winter as well as summer there are unlimited activities round about the HUBERTUS Alpin Lodge & Spa for exercise and pleasure. A hike along flowering meadows, an exciting (E-)bike tour or just a relaxing Wellness day – whatever takes your fancy! In addition, as a guest of the Hotel HUBERTUS you can benefit from a wide-range of activities; from guided walks to snow-shoe tours, culinary highlights to yoga – let yourself be amazed! The HUBERTUS chefs will spoil you with their unique mix of local Allgau and international innovation.
We’re torn between two ways of getting to Tegernsee: Should we recommend going via Oberjoch with a first stop in Schwangau and a visit to Castle Neuschwanstein, the fairy-tale castle of the 19th century and then on to the commune of Steingaden with its UNESCO-listed pilgrimage church, the Wieskirche? Or instead after Oberjoch, should you stay on the panoramic route and follow the Plansee to the Ettal Benedictine abbey? From here on you have the choice to either go direct to Bad Tolz (the romantic town in upper Bavaria famous for the ‘Bull from Tolz) and on to the Tegernsee, or take the somewhat longer but nevertheless delightful road to Garmisch-Partenkirchen and the Silvenstein reservoir to your final destination, the Bachmair Weissach SPA & Resort at the Tegernsee lake.
They say that moments of happiness last a little longer at the Tegernsee. The area around the lake and the magnificent mountain backdrop will enchant you. There is the pilgrim church of St Agidius, boat trips on the Tegernsee, mini golf, and innumerable walking trails and countless sports and water-based activities. Maybe you prefer warm water? If so, enjoy the Wellness facilities of the modern Mizu Onsen SPA at the Hotel Bachmair Weissach, comprising 3000 m2 including Japanese bathing rituals. Here you can replenish your spirit. In the evening you can enjoy moments of culinary delights in the hotel restaurant to round off your day of culture and nature with one last highlight. After about an hour’s drive towards the Danube, you’ll reach Munich, the capital city of Bavaria with its beautiful, historic buildings. If you like city life then make a stop in the quaint old town which is worth a visit including the impressive cathedral and the Marienplatz. For lunch you should try the «Munich Weisswurst» (white sausage) e and a cold beer. The Allianz Arena is also worth a visit, and not only for football fans by the way. On your onward journey the Dachau concentration camps evoke a tragic period in our more recent history.
The Schloss Leitheim is a baroque castle, the former summer residence of the Abbot of Kaisheim, and sits high above the valley of the Danube. A tastefully stylish room awaits you and for dinner we recommend you try the gourmet menu in the hotel’s own “Weingärtnerhaus” restaurant. A place for foodies which has received well-deserved praise in the Michelin Guide.
After a hearty breakfast with fresh products from the region the next morning, we suggest an excursion to the Bavarian-Schwabian town of Donauwörth which lies on the Romantic Road where the Danube and Wörnitz rivers come together. Visit the old island town of Ried, the church of Our Lady, the 5.8 hectares of gardens surrounding the magnificent Abbey of the Holy Cross and the magical place where the Wörnitz flows into the Danube.
Besides Donauwörth, the holiday region of Donau-Ries has a lot more culture to offer. The castle of Schloss Harburg is located just 15 minutes’ drive from the Hotel Schloss Leitheim. There, you can immerse yourself in the world of the middle ages. If you fancy even more architecture, culture and history, then discover some of the other attractions including the Maria Brunnlein Basilica, a place of pilgrimage in Wemding, or the Holzen monastery.
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