Handbikerin auf dem Liegebike und Radfahrerin auf der Brücke am Waginger See

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Cyclist group near Seebruck
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Do not miss Chiemgau bike spring

Springtime is the time to get the bikes out of the closet and set out to discover new routes and destinations. This is exactly what the Chiemgauer Radlfrühling is predestined for. During the free guided bike tours,trained locals will show you new tours and there is always a stop on the way, for example in a Kaiserschmarrncafé.

The best thing to do is to see what the next bike tour is and then get on your bike!

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Zwei Radfahrer radeln im Chiemgau dem Alzufer entlang
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tip 1 Cycling in the Chiemgau

If you prefer to explore the Chiemgau on your own, the best thing to do is jump on your bike and off you go. There is something suitable for almost every requirement. Countless kilometers can be cycled north of the autobahn, for example on the themed bike tours or sections of the Mozart bike path. Or how about a combination of cycling and a brewery tour?

In the south of the Chiemgau, the first mountain bike tours are already possible, even if there can be a snow field on the way every now and then.

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Alpine hut on the Geigelstein
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tip 2 Alpine pastures in the Chiemgau

Depending on the weather, the alpine dairymaids bring their animals up to the alp around May. From this point on, they serve snacks and Kaiserschmarrn again! And is there anything nicer than starting the first hikes in spring with a visit to one of the traditional alpine pastures?

Please be sure to get up-to-date information before you go on a hike.

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Lift of the Hochfellnseilbahn in Bergen with the Chiemsee in the background
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tip 3 Chiemgau mountain railways

Hardly anything stands for the Chiemgau as much as its mountains and peaks. It is therefore not surprising that a visit to one of the peaks is simply part of a Chiemgau holiday. Of course, the peaks can be easily hiked, but if you don't want to, you can also use one of the mountain railways between Watzmann and Wendelstein. In this way, the view of Lake Chiemsee can be enjoyed easily and effortlessly.

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Der Klostersee von Seeon mit Kloster Seeon

Really worth seeing... ...of castles and excursion destinations

Herrenchiemsee Castle
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tip 1 Herrenchiemsee & Co.

If you come to the Chiemgau, you cannot avoid Herrenchiemsee Castle on the Herrinsel in the Chiemsee. Built by King Ludwig as a replica of the Palace of Versailles, it unfortunately remained unfinished. But there is not only Herrenchiemsee Castle, but also other castles. Among other things, a cave castle.

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Logo des Römerortes Grabenstätt
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tip 2 Roman region

Eleven different former Roman towns directly on Lake Chiemsee bring the past back to life. The interactive stations bring the Roman history of the Chiemgau closer to the whole family. The Roman boy Marcus and the Celtic girl Annilio take you back to the year 250 AD. Museums, circular routes and monuments offer the older members of the family an insight into Roman life in the past.

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Wasserrad Museum Salz und Moor Grassau
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tip 3 Museums for old and young

There is definitely no boredom in the Chiemgau museums. One is a journey of discovery with the Romans, where the children can test their knowledge, the other is an open-air museum. Car lovers of all ages are catered for, and anyone who would like to marvel at a life-size mammoth should not miss a visit to the Mammoth Museum.

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Ladies in costume after a parade in Chiemgau

Really there... ... at culture and events

Musicians at the Almumtrieb in Reit im Winkl
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tip 1 events

There are almost as many events in the Chiemgau as there are pebbles in the Chiemsee. Traditional events, concerts, regional costume festivals, weekly markets, brass band music and theatre, guided cycling and hiking tours...

But what are the special highlights? Which event cannot be missed?

Here are our recommendations.

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Biere von den privaten Heimatbrauern
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tip 2 breweries

Hardly any other region has as many different high-quality breweries as the Chiemgau. The Chiemgau brewers attach particular importance to the high quality and closeness to their homeland. That's another reason why twelve of them have joined forces to form the "Private Heimatbrauern".

The five brewery bike tours are a real experience in the Chiemgau. The tours lead from Bräustüberl to Bräustüberl and from beer garden to beer garden. However, it is advisable to only enjoy the "Radler" at the end.

Anyone who would like to try all facets of Chiemgau beer should not miss the brewery tours and seminars

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Museum salt and moor in Grassau
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tip 3 destinations

Herrenchiemsee Castle on the island of the same name is world famous. Hardly any other sight is as representative of the Chiemgau as the magnificent palace built by King Ludwig II. But the region has far more destinations to offer - whatever the weather.

So it goes up to the Triassic Park on the Steinplatte, where replicas of dinosaurs can be admired. The almost complete skeleton of a mammoth awaits in Siegsdorf. A visit to the lovingly designed fairytale and amusement parks is a must for families with children.

Not enough? Then there are art galleries and museums...

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The next holiday is coming up and with it the choice of the right accommodation. To keep every member of the family happy, we have a wide range of great accommodation options for our guests. Whether it's a holiday apartment, pensionor holiday on a farm- with us in the Chiemgau, every guest will find their perfect place to stay.

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View from the boat on the Fraueninsel
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event calendar

Experience music, theater and customs, be active in sports with like-minded people or explore the area with locals.

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Orange Easter egg painted with figures
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Easter at Chiemsee

Traditional events and typical Easter customs

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Exhibit in the Hofbräuhaus Traunstein
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Destinations for every weather

Ideas for rainy and cloudy days

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View from the Chiemsee to the Fraueninsel
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Sights to see & places to visit

Absolutely worth seeing!

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Hop cones in the Wochingerbräu
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Bavarian beer

Traditional beer from the local brewers

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View from Hochgern to the Chiemsee
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Aktuelle Meldungen und Ausflugstipps

Detail of a traditional hat
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