The Chiemgau is a region in south-east Bavaria that is popular with holidaymakers and is surrounded by a breathtaking mountain landscape. It offers numerous possibilities for a relaxing holiday, which are actually far too extensive for just one holiday. We would be happy to take you on a short tour of the many possibilities for holiday planning in the Chiemgau Alps.
Holiday region ChiemgauBavarian culture, alpine panorama and endless possibilities.
Chiemgau cardSmall card, big impact.
The Chiemgau Card is your personal added value for your Chiemgau holiday. As the owner of the card, you receive numerous discounts and even free services for leisure activities in the Inzell/Ruhpolding region. This makes the discovery tour through the Chiemgau even more fun!
The Wiesgauer - Alpenhotel Inzell is an official partner of the "Chiemgau Card | Ruhpolding & Inzell". You will receive the Chiemgau card from us free of charge on the day of arrival.
Active, culture or relaxation?A holiday that suits everyone.
The Chiemgau holiday region offers its visitors a harmonious mixture of breathtaking nature, rich culture and traditional charm. This unique region stretches around the picturesque Chiemsee, the largest lake in Bavaria (also affectionately called "Bavarian Sea") and is framed by a breathtaking alpine backdrop.
Active holidays in summer and winter
These impressive natural features make the Chiemgau a paradise for nature lovers, hikers and active vacationers. Here you can explore the beautiful mountain landscape on countless hiking trails, discover idyllic lakes and walk through green forests. The Chiemsee also offers numerous water sports such as sailing, surfing or stand-up paddling. Cyclists also get their money's worth on the well-developed cycle paths.
Under the right weather conditions, the Chiemgau turns into a winter fairy tale in winter. Skiers and snowboarders can put their skills to the test in the surrounding ski areas, such as the "Hochfelln" ski area. Cross-country skiers can use the well-groomed trails and go on winter hikes through the snowy landscape.
Immerse yourself in the culture of Bavaria
In addition to the impressive nature, the Chiemgau also has a lot to offer culturally. The region is characterized by picturesque little villages with lovingly maintained houses and traditional farms. Here you can immerse yourself in Bavarian culture, experience customs and taste regional specialties. For example, visit the charming town of Prien am Chiemsee with its historic old town and the imposing Herrenchiemsee Palace, known as the "Bavarian Versailles".
Fun for the whole family
The Chiemgau is also an ideal holiday destination for families. In addition to the numerous leisure and adventure parks such as the "Marquartstein Fairy Tale Park" or the "Rarity Zoo Ebbs" in Austria, the region also offers child-friendly hiking trails, adventure trails and bathing spots.
Culinary delightsBavarian down-to-earth cuisine.
The traditional Bavarian cuisine plays an important role in the Chiemgau. Typical hearty dishes such as crispy knuckle of pork, hearty bratwurst and tender knuckle of veal are on the menus of the Bavarian inns. But the use of fresh, seasonal ingredients is also an important feature of the regional cuisine. Fresh herbs such as parsley, chives and dill give the dishes an aromatic note. With its lush alpine meadows and wooded hills, the Chiemgau offers a rich natural diversity that is reflected in the regional cuisine.
Snack on the alp
With the proximity to the mountains, the numerous pastures and mountain huts also play an important role in the culinary world of the Chiemgau. From hearty snacks with delicious cheeses such as the famous mountain cheese to freshly made cheese dumplings, there is a wide range on offer to take a break and build up energy for the next sporty stage on the bike or in hiking boots. The fresh mountain air and the idyllic landscape make the culinary experience on the alpine pastures something very special.
Freshly tapped Bavarian art of brewing
The region is known for its art of brewing - so you can enjoy numerous excellent beers here. A freshly tapped wheat beer or a strong light beer goes perfectly with the hearty Bavarian dishes. Many of the breweries also offer their own guided tours through the production halls, which often end in a beer tasting. On the other hand, if you prefer something non-alcoholic, you can enjoy a refreshing apple juice from the local orchards.
For those with a sweet tooth, there is also a wealth of tempting desserts in the Chiemgau. Whether freshly baked apple strudel with vanilla sauce, delicious Kaiserschmarrn with roasted plums or tender steamed dumplings with vanilla sauce - the sweet temptations are diverse and simply taste heavenly.