10 Reasons To Add The Chiemgau In Bavaria To Your Bucket List
Most travellers coming to Germany stop by at the Chiemgau region. There are many good reasons to do so. The area is full of great mountains, impressive lakes and, of course, typical Bavarians and their Bavarian Culture. There is so much to explore, whether you venture out on a solo trip or join a group. Read out 10 good reasons, why you should definitely add the Chiemgau region to your bucket list.
1) The Amazing bavarian food culture
No matter if you prefer sweet or solid food – you’ll find hundreds of different dishes that you will definitely become addicted to. Healthy, traditional and sometimes a little too substantial – that’s what the bavarian kitchen is like. But – for obvious reasons – everyone’s loving it!
2) Breath-taking Landscape
There is so much to see and the diversity of landscapes such as mountains, lakes and vegetation you get to experience in a considerably small space is just so unique.
3. The traditional festivals
You also shouldn’t miss sitting in one of the traditional „Bierzelte“ – large tents as maybe known from Octoberfest in which everyone is drinking beer and partying – it is a great experience! In the Chiemgau region you can easily become involved into the party-community: the Bavarians here are famous for taking every chance to celebrate – for all possible reasons.
4. Simply everyone can go mountain climbing
Regardless of your personal condition in the Chiemgau region you can find hiking trails of all lenghts, hights and difficulties. And if you’ve had enough of hiking but still want to enjoy the breathtaking views, you can still take the cable car up to the peak.
5. The romantic Lake Chiemsee
Not to forget, the Chiemsee deserves its own section in this range. Also well known as the „bavarian sea“, the Chiemsee is a beautiful spot to swim, kite, stand-up-paddle or sail. A must-see is definitely the castle of Herrenchiemsee on one of the two important islands. The replica of castle Versailles in France was created by the king of Bavaria Louis II., who is known as the one and only „fairy tail king“.
6. Being in touch with animals – as far as you can see
The Bavarians love their animals and vice versa. When exploring the region you will encounter many kinds of animals. On the farms, up in the mountains and in special conservation areas: Cows, goats, cats and horses feel free to walk around. Or you can watch birds and fishes in their natural habitat during your stay. But keep in mind: Not all animals are always in the mood for petting.
7. The Bavarians
Open-hearted, welcoming, tradition-conscious and homorous: The Bavarians are an amazing folk with a unique lifestyle. They instantly make you feel be part of them. They are very proud of their traditional costumes and love to wear them on any occasion – each costume lets you know from which part of the region the person comes from.
8. The pure air
Have you ever experienced air so pure that it makes you forget time? In the Chiemgau region you will certainly get this amazing feeling. For many tourists this aspect is reason enough to come back again.
9. The unique cycle adventure tours
The region has more than 1400 km of cycling trails for simply everyone. No matter if you wanna go up on the mountains or simply take a ride around the Chiemgau Lakes.
10. The Bavarian Beer
Last but not least the Bavarian Beer is the best beer in the world. And obviously you won’t find a place on earth where it tastes better than in Bavaria itself. By the way – because of its long tradition, in Germany, it is allowed to drink beer from the age of 16. It is also common to even drink beer at any time of the day.
You will experience an amazing adventure for all ages in the so-called „Mammut-Museum“ (or officially: southeast Bavarian Natural History and Mommoth Museum) in Siegsdorf. Mammoth „Rudi“ will give you the opportunitiy to analyze more than 45,000 year old mammoth bones. You can also feel the atmosphere of a bear cave or discover the secrets of determining the age of rocks and the shifting of the continents.