Attractions in the Area: Chiemsee, Königssee, Salzburg


Lake Chiemsee, also known as the Bavarian Sea, is the largest lake in Bavaria and offers numerous leisure activities. The most famous attraction at Chiemsee is Herrenchiemsee Palace, known as the "Bavarian Versailles." The palace was built by King Ludwig II in the style of French Baroque and impresses with its splendor and size. Another highlight on the island of Herreninsel is the Benedictine monastery Frauenwörth. The idyllic Fraueninsel with its picturesque houses and baroque monastery church is also worth a visit. A boat trip on Lake Chiemsee is a special experience and offers a magnificent view of the surrounding landscape.


Lake Königssee is one of the most beautiful lakes in Germany and is located in the heart of the Berchtesgaden Alps. The deep blue lake is surrounded by steep rock walls and offers a breathtaking alpine panorama. A special experience is a boat trip on Lake Königssee to the famous pilgrimage church of St. Bartholomä, which is located directly on the shore of the lake. Here you can enjoy the unique atmosphere and the view of the lake and the surrounding mountains. From St. Bartholomä, a hiking trail leads to the Kärlingerhaus and the Funtenseetauern, which are known for their spectacular views.


The Austrian city of Salzburg is located about 60 kilometers southeast of Ruhpolding and is an absolute highlight for culture and history lovers. The old town of Salzburg is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and impresses with its baroque architecture and numerous historical sights. Particularly worth seeing are the Salzburg Cathedral, the Hohensalzburg Fortress, the Getreidegasse with the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and the Mirabell Gardens. Salzburg is also known for its rich cultural offerings, such as the Salzburg Festival or the Mozarteum.

Experience the breathtaking landscape and cultural diversity of the surroundings of Ruhpolding by visiting these three special attractions.

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