When in Bavaria, there’s no way you can avoid beer, not even in the monasteries... where the brewing tradition actually started. The beautiful Andechs Monastery with its restaurant is scenically set in the countryside. The original brewery is still operating and is run by the order, and in 2016, they celebrate 500 years of Bavarian purity law in their beer garden. With beer, of course. Cheers!
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If you’re looking to escape the scorching midday heat for a while, why not go underground? The Berchtesgaden Salt Mine offers fascinating insights and light effects, especially during the raft trip on the ‘Mirror Lake’ deep underneath the earth, with a view of the unearthly salt crystals. An impressive voyage into a strange world!
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Reaching almost 3,000 metres, the Zugspitze is Germany’s highest peak. It is the location of three glaciers and from the summit, you can enjoy stunning panoramic views, looking into four countries. From Garmisch-Partenkirchen, you can take the Zugspitz train right up to the top – or you can make the exciting climb by yourself! In this case, proper equipment and fitness are absolutely essential.
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When you hear the word ‘museum,‘ you may think of dusty, dark rooms. Not so in Glentleiten. Here, you can indulge in a romantic discovery of the life of Bavarian farmers several hundred years ago. On the vast terrain, there are more than 60 historical buildings with authentic furnishings, such as residential buildings, stables and an old mill.