Arrival in Munich. Munich is the capital and the most populated city in the German state of Bavaria, on the banks of River Isar north of the Bavarian Alps. Munich is also the third largest city in Germany, after Berlin and Hamburg, and the 12th biggest city of the European Union, with a population of around 1.5 million. Visit the the famous Hofbräuhaus! The Hofbräuhaus am Platzl is a beer hall in Munich, Germany, originally built in 1589 by Bavarian Duke Maximilian I as an extension of the Staatliches Hofbräuhaus in München brewery. The general public was admitted in 1828 by Ludwig I. The building was completely remodeled in 1897 by Max Littmann when the brewery moved to the suburbs. All of the rooms except the historic beer hall ("Schwemme") were destroyed in the World War II bombings. The reopening of the Festival Hall in 1958 marked the end of the post-war restoration work. Enjoy your dinner in the historic beer hall and taste traditional favourites of Bavarian cuisine Overnight in Munich.
Breakfast at the hotel. Day trip to Linderhof Castle & Oberammergau Two of the most precious jewels of Bavaria can be seen during this trip. The castle Linderhof built by King Ludwig II in French rococo style with its fantastic grotto and the Moorish pavilion can be visited. Continue to Oberammergau, or Upper Ammer Vale, a municipality in the district of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, in Bavaria, Germany. The small town on the Ammer River is known for its woodcarvers and woodcarvings, for its NATO School, and across the world for its 380-year tradition of mounting Passion Plays. Time for shopping and return to Munich. Overnight in Munich.
Breakfast at the hotel. Day trip to the Royal Castle of Herrenchiemsee Take a boat trip on the Chiemsee, the largest of the Bavarian lakes, to the Herreninsel and visit the castle of Ludwig II., a replica of the Palace of Versailles. Continue by boat to the Fraueninsel and visit the Benedictine church or take a walk on the island. Return to Munich and overnight.
Breakfast at the hotel. Day at leisure for individual discoveries before departure to your next destination.
Ludwig II, who was crowned king in 1864, made already in 1868 his first plans for Linderhof. However, neither the palace modelled on Versailles that was to be sited on the floor of the valley nor the large Byzantine palace envisaged by Ludwig II were ever built.
Instead, the new building developed around the forester’s house belonging to his father Maximilian II, which was located in the open space in front of the present palace and was used by the king when crown prince on hunting expeditions with his father. Linderhof Palace, the eventual result of a long period of building and rebuilding, is the only large palace King Ludwig II lived to see completed.
In 1873 King Ludwig II of Bavaria acquired the Herreninsel as the location for his Royal Palace of Herrenchiemsee (New Palace). Modelled on Versailles, this palace was built as a “Temple of Fame” for King Louis XIV of France, whom the Bavarian monarch fervently admired.
Visit the the famous Hofbräuhaus, enjoy your dinner in the historic beer hall and taste traditional favorites of Bavarian cuisine.
Munich is the capital and the most populated city in the German state of Bavaria, on the banks of River Isar north of the Bavarian Alps. Munich is also the third largest city in Germany, after Berlin and Hamburg, and the 12th biggest city of the European Union, with a population of around 1.5 million. Take the chance to explore this beautiful city and find out all its hidden scenery treasures.