Culture tips

Royal entertainment

During your vacation in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, you should not miss the many sights around the surrounding area, as well as the year-round cultural offerings within the town. From royal castles to music and museum history to an entertaining theater repertoire – Garmisch-Partenkirchen has a lot to offer its visitors both during the day and in the evening culturally!

The castles of King Ludwig II of Bavaria are world-famous, romantic and much admired. The "fairy-tale king" was a passionate builder. His dreamlike castles represent popular excursion destinations and are easy to reach from Garmisch-Partenkirchen by car or public transport.

King's House at Schachen

The King's House at Schachen is located approx. Ten kilometers from the Hotel Königshof away.

The hunting lodge at the Schachen let King Ludwig II between 1869 and 1872 on the Schachenalpe at over 1800 meters altitude near Garmisch-Partenkirchen built. Impressive is not only the grandiose view, but also the "Turkish Hall" - true to the motto "Bavaria meets Orient".

The visit is only possible on foot - a beautiful hike from the Partnachklamm over the Königsweg. The hike takes about three hours. The mountain restaurant Schachenhaus is ideal for a rest.

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Linderhof Castle

Linderhof Castle is located approx. 25 kilometers from the Hotel Königshof.

This magnificent rococo castle was built by order of King Ludwig II between 1869 and 1878. Interesting are the various themed tours that are offered as part of the castle tour. Private special tours are also possible. Visiting the park and the fascinating Venus Grotto is a must!

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Neuschwanstein Castle

Neuschwanstein Castle is located about 60 kilometers from Hotel Königshof.

Dream or reality?! Neuschwanstein Castle is one of the most famous sights in the world. The location of the castle is unique. King Ludwig II had it built in 1868 and 1886 two hundred meters above the valley on the Tegelfelsen. The splendor and the view over the Alpsee and Forggensee to the Castle Hohenschwangau, which Crown Prince Maximilian of Bavaria had built in the years between 1832 and 1836, is sensational. Here King Ludwig II spent his youth.

On the way back via the B17, we recommend a stop at the Wieskirche - one of the most beautiful rococo churches in Bavaria, built between 1746 and 1755. The tour is free of charge. Of course, the town of Füssen is also worth a visit - stroll with pleasure through the corners and alleys of the town. Our tip: Stop at the small market hall at Schrannenplatz.

The Richard Strauss Institute - only about 800 m from the Hotel Königshof

In a beautiful old villa, the exhibition "Strauss - Man & Discover Music" leads through the life and work of the famous Garmisch-Partenkirchen composer. There are also regular symphony and chamber concerts, as well as the well-known annual "Richard Strauss Festival" in June.

The Little Theater is only about 600 meters from the Hotel Königshof.

The Little Theater has existed since 1949 and entertains guests and locals in Garmisch-Partenkirchen all year round with comedies, comedy and plays. Parking is available in the immediate vicinity of the atmospheric theater hall on Richard-Strauss-Platz. Tickets for the performances can be reserved by calling the ticket hotline at 08821/7301995. Theater - and the evening is saved!

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The Werdenfels Museum is located only about one kilometer from the Hotel Königshof.

In an old merchant's house from the 17th century, the history and culture of our Werdenfels region is shown. It also offers insights into the customs and traditions of the region - the carnival masks are also worth seeing.

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The Ettal Monastery is located about 14 kilometers from the Hotel Königshof.

The monastery at the foot of the Ammergau Alps was founded by Benedictines in 1330. It impresses with the size of the basilica and the mix of styles from High Gothic and Baroque. Also popular is the brewery museum, the show dairy and the distillery with liqueur tasting.

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The Murnau Castle Museum is located about 25 kilometers from the Hotel Königshof.

Murnau am Staffelsee is an idyllic community in the district of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. The picturesque lake landscape once attracted artists such as Wassily Kandinsky and Gabriele Münter. The Murnau Castle Museum shows artists of the "Blaue Reiter" and regularly presents special exhibitions.

It is a good idea to combine a visit to the museum with a boat trip or a swimming experience in the beautiful Staffelsee.

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