Excursions between Munich and Innsbruck

Because of Benediktbeuern's central position between Munich and Innsbruck and between Chiemsee and Neuschwanstein, a lot of sights are easy to reach:

  • Bichl (1 km): beautiful church St. Georg in Rococo style
  • Kochel am See (6 km): Franz Marc Museum, shipping and boat rental at Kochelsee
  • Glentleiten Open Air Museum (15 km): discover houses, life and working conditions of Bavaria's past five centuries
  • Bad Tölz (15 km): historic city center, chairlift and toboggan track at Blomberg

  • Walchensee (19 km): cable car to Mt. Herzogstand, beautiful swimming areas 

  • Starnberg Lake (20 km): shipping, Buchheim Museum at Bernried, Rose Island near Feldafing
  • Murnau (22 km): Schlossmuseum, Münterhouse, shipping at Staffelsee
  • Lenggries (23 km): Brauneck with mountain railway, summer toboggan, winter sports area
  • Tegernsee (35 km): shipping, monastery, Wallberg mountain railway, casino at Bad Wiessee
  • Ettal (39 km): Benedictine monastery, cheese dairy
  • Mittenwald (39 km): violine museum, Karwendel mountain railway, Leutasch gorge
  • Garmisch-Partenkirchen (42 km): mountain railways to Zugspitze etc., Partnach gorge, casino, winter sports area
  • Oberammergau (43 km): passion play, famous woodcarvings
  • Wieskirche (50 km): world-famous Rococo-style church
  • Munich (60 km): guided city tours, Olympiapark, Allianz-Arena, BMW Museum, Bavaria movietown, Sea Life, Hellabrunn Zoo, Deutsches Museum, many art museums, English Garden, Viktualienmarket, Frauenkirche, Nymphenburg Palace and much more
  • Innsbruck (77 km): Golden Roof, Alpine Zoo, Ambras Castle, mountain railways and much more
  • Salzburg (145 km): Hohensalzburg Fort, Mozart's birthplace, dome, Hellbrunn Castle and much more

Following King Ludwig II tracks

  • Linderhof Palace (50 km) near Ettal: at the only castle the king completed and lived in you can feel the Rococo spirit; beautiful landscaped park with Moorish Kiosk, Venus Grotto and much more
  • Nymphenburg Palace (60 km) in Munich: a masterpiece with its Baroque architecture, extensive park and pavilions; it's the king's birthplace
  • Neuschwanstein Castle (70 km) near Füssen: it's the most famous of Ludwig's buildings with the interior based on Richard Wagner's operas; at nearby Hohenschwangau Castle the king spent most of his childhood
  • Herrenchiemsee Palace (95 km) on the Chiemsee: this huge building was erected as a Bavarian Versailles to honour Louis XIV of France; King-Ludwig-II-Museum; big park; arrival by boat
cable car to Mt. Herzogstand at Walchensee
(c) Archiv of TI Bad Tölz
(c) Archiv FLM Glentleiten