Welcome to the Heart of Europe
The regions of Bavaria, Tirol and Salzburg, admidst the peak of the Alps, have innumerable opportunities to offer:
Experience Munich, the buzzing Bavarian capital, which is wellknown for its charm, outstanding museums, world famous theaters and orchestras, magnificent churches and palaces, lovely parks and gardens and of course for its great shopping opportunities.
In contrast move further south and enjoy the serenity of the Bavarian country-side and the beautiful castles along the way to the Austrian border. Climb Germany‘s highest peak, the Zugspitze and take in the amazing view.
When crossing the Austrian border find yourself in Austria‘s leading holiday region south of Bavaria. Tirol provides an insight to Central European life with a unique blend of nature and culture. Proud peaks and picturesque valleys, rugged rocks and green pastures, sparkling mountain lakes and gorgeous glaciers have captivated people from all over the world since time immemorial. The nearby city of Salzburg, birthplace of the great composer W.A.Mozart and location of the movie “The Sound of Music” offers culture and music in lovely surroundings.
Munich Airport has established itself as Europe‘s most modern and fastest hub airport, with an unsurpassed minimum connecting time of only 30 minutes. Short distances between gates, easy tax refund procedures and about 200 shops with downtown prices will guarantee an enjoyable stay at Munich Airport. With more than 3,800 weekly flights to more than 150 short and medium haul destinations, Munich Airport is the perfect gateway to Europe. Munich Airport is not only the first 5 star airport in Europe, but was also voted as „Europe´s Best Airport“ and No.3 worldwide in the international ‚Skytrax World Airport Awards‘.
Various restaurants as well as the world‘s only Airport brewery will pamper even the most demanding gourmet. The airport also features a meet-and-assist service in various languages as well as many amenities for tour groups. The “VIP Wing” opens its doors to travelers who adore special services and exclusive treatment, regardless of seating class or carrier.
Welcome to Munich Airport !www.munich-airport.de
Cosmopolitan and proud, life under Munich‘s skies holds a promise for everyone. Trend merges with tradition to create the magic Munich atmosphere which never fails to delight.
There are many factors that make Munich an extremely popular city: outstanding museums, world famous orchestras, magnificent churches and palaces, great shopping opportunities, lovely parks and gardens, a clear green mountain stream, the river Isar, that runs right through the city, high-calibre sports events, superb gastronomy, fun festivals and a first rate tourist infrastructure.
Frauenkirche: The onion shaped domes of the Gothic cathedral are Munich‘s unmistakable hallmark.
Hofbräuhaus: The name of the world‘s most famous beer hall and restaurant translates quite literally as „court brewery.“
Schloss Nymphenburg: The Baroque summer palace was the birthplace of King Ludwig II. Shopping International brands, jewelry and designer fashion can be found next to typical bavarian gifts and clothing such as Lederhosen and Dirndl.
BMW Welt, BMW Museum, BMW Munich Plant - experience the brand BMW at its origin.
This is no exaggeration: The 2,962 metre high Zugspitze is a mountain of superlatives. Germany’s highest elevation is home to glaciers and a unique 360° panorama including more than 400 peaks in four different countries – Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy.
Enjoy the complete mountain experience in comfort: Take the cogwheel train from Zugspitze station Garmisch-Partenkirchen to the idyllic Lake Eibsee. The ascent with the Eibsee cable car offers spectacular views down to the lake, before new horizons open up with a powerful panorama at the Zugspitze Peak. The Zugspitze Glacier at 2,600 metres is then accessed using the glacier cable car. There tobogganing is always in season! The Zugspitze Glacier allows sledding fans, to have heaps of tobogganing fun all year long.
If you are already in Garmisch-Partenkirchen another must-see is the viewing platform AlpspiX in the Garmisch-Classic area. Just above the top station of the Alpspitzbahn cable car in 2,050 metres, two steel beams form a floating X over a vertical drop of almost 1,000 metres. No later than when the glazed end of the 25 metre long bridge is reached, incredulous “Wow’s” are elicited from the lips of visitors as they take in the unrestricted wide and deep views of the astonishing mountain scenery. Thanks to the various cable cars, this incredible experience is available to all and can be simply combined with easy walks.www.zugspitze.de
Hohenschwangau Castle - In 1832 the later King Max II. of Bavaria, father of the famous King Ludwig II., acquired the dilapidated castle Schwanstein and let it rebuilt in a neogothic style.
Since this time Hohenschwangau castle was one of the summer and hunting residences of the royal family of Bavaria. The private apartments and a few personal objects are still preserved until today.
Museum of the Bavarian Kings
Since September 2012 the museum presents on an exhibition area of 1.000 square meters the development of the Wittelsbach dynasty, who shaped notably the European history. The focus of the exhibition is on the age of the Bavarian Kings from 1806 to 1918. An audioguide in eight different languages is included in the entrance fee, and you can take all your time to discover the exhibition.
One of the highlight: Admire the original coat of King Ludwig II
Lofty mountains, picturesque valleys, rugged peaks, rolling Alpine pastures, spectacular glaciers - it’s all here to enjoy: Tirol, ‘The Land in the Mountains’ attracts visitors from all over the world. Stunning scenic beauty, friendly people, and amazing tourist facilities and services all combine to make Tirol a truly unique destination. Besides an impressive mountain landscape, Tirol also offers a remarkable cultural program to its guests – ranging from historical towns to top cultural events and traditional Tirolean evenings – holidays in Tirol region can never last long enough to explore the true variety of the country. Due to its central location in the Heart of the Alps in Austria between Germany, Switzerland and Italy, Tirol is easily accessible and combines perfectly the mixture of these four cultures. The overwhelming beauty of Austria’s third largest province is spectacular. One of Tirol‘s biggest claims to fame — literally — is its 500 three-thousanders: peaks that rise more than 3,000 meters above sea level.
The city that has entered the record books as the only city in the world to host 3 Olympic Games, (1964, 1976, 2012) welcomes its visitors with a unique blend of alpine charm and hospitality.
The 800 year old city centre is the centrepiece of the cultural activities that blend seamlessly with a young urban lifestyle. The Imperial Church, ranked as the 4th most important Imperial Tomb by UNESCO, is just one of the highlights in Innsbruck. The Swarovski Flagship store, the Golden Roof, modern architecture as well as sports and nature all combine to create a unique alpine urban lifestyle.
From Bollywood films to local documentaries, the fantastic landscape and nature has enticed legendary filmmakers to visit. Even Douglas Adams found his inspiration to write the iconoclastic “Hitchhikers guide to the Galaxy” in Innsbruck, and guests go away feeling privileged to have had the opportunity to visit here.
Wonder is a powerful state of mind. Wonder occurs when people experience something unexpected, when they encounter things, beings or moods that they never imagined before. Already in 1895, when the visionary Daniel Swarovski founded the world-renowned crystal business in Wattens, crystal was more than just a material to him – it was a means to express fantasy and creativity.
Swarovski Kristallwelten (Swarovski Crystal Worlds) turns Swarovski crystals into a living experience that is constantly changing and being reimagined for its visitors: In the Chambers of Wonder and the expansive garden, internationally recognized artists, designers and architects have interpreted crystal in their own unique was. After its third and largest expansion 2015, the fantasy world of the iconic giant stretches over 7.5 hectares, offering an unparalleled mixture of contemporary art, ancient history, fascinating nature, and a year-round program of events for people of all ages. Since its opening in 1995, more than twelve million visitors have visited Swarovski Crystal Worlds. That makes it one of the most popular attractions in Austria.www.swarovski.com/kristallwelten
The world famous, meanwhile nearly 500 years old and still active Salt Mine Berchtesgaden and the Old Salt Works with Salt Museum Bad Reichenhall are admired by hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. Both are worth to be visited at all seasons and especially the combination ticket is perfect to learn all worth knowing about winning and producing salt and brine in ancient times and today.
Through a complete reconstruction of the Salt Mine, the visitor discovers a new and modern underground experience on the Salt-Time-Journey, combined with the venerable tradition of mining.
Highlights - explanations in many international languages, miner's clothing, train journey into the mountain, miner's slides, magic salt room, mirror lake and the new salt shop.
Salzburg, the city of Mozart and film location for the Hollywood Classic "The Sound of Music” is characterized by the historic UNESCO World Heritage City Center.
The Baroque jewel - Salzburg - owes its reputation to its unique combination of unparalleled architecture of the old town and unique scenic beauty. The city lets you listen to famous classical tunes and breathe history while it imparts surprisingly modern insights. In between Cathedral Arches and medieval buildings you will find numerous long established traditional shops but also luxury brands of international renown. It certainly pays to cast a glance in every passageway and even the narrowest of streets to encounter this unique shopping experience of Salzburg.
The Salzburg Card is your key to the city of Salzburg: it provides free admission to Salzburg's attractions, funicular and cablecars, Salzach ship service and public transport. Salzburg Card holders can also take advantage of a number of discounts on concerts, theater performances or excursions to destinations in the Salzburg vicinity.www.salzburg.info
Ideally located between Munich and Salzburg, Prien at Lake Chiemsee is the favourite destination for holidays in Bavaria. The breathtaking landscape of the Chiemgau Region and the Upper Bavarian Alps offers a wide variety of sporting, leisure and cultural activities.
Besides the castle Herrenchiemsee, the famous palace of the Bavarian King Ludwig II, Prien is rich in Bavarian traditions. Moreover, Prien is famous for large cultural events in exciting venues like the famous Christmas Market on the Island of Frauenchiemsee. More than 2,500 beds await your arrival at the ‘Bavarian Sea‘!
Further information about leisure and cultural activities with details of accommodation and special packages can be obtained from:
Prien Marketing GmbH
Alte Rathausstrasse 11
83209 Prien am Chiemsee
A PIECE OF A UNIQUE PART OF THE WORLD...
Bavaria is rich of unique and original attractions, of destinations treasured by visitors both native and foreign. This wealth of riches is the source of the designers at KulturGut. Behind every product and design there is a story, which brings the individual qualities of the attractions to life once again and visitors the chance to take a piece of Bavaria home.
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