Courtesy of the American Spouses of Brunssum Travel Information Guide
Time of year: We went during October break. We had one day of not so great (rainy, grey weather) and the rest of the week it was nice and sunny.
Route: You can use mapquest.com or other website, we opted for going towards
Hotel: Stayed at Ferien-Appartementhaus Gärtner. We had apartments with full kitchens, this is nice for having food available and the option to cook in when kids are too tired to go out again, of course saves some money too. There was an indoor swimming pool in the hotel; however, it closed by so a little difficult to use if you have been out touring during the day.
Things to do: Well, just about everything is possible depending on what you want to do. Here is the itinerary for our trip.
We went to
After we left there we went to the Konigsee which is a large lake with little shops/restaurants built up near by. You can take a boat ride if you want or just wander around. We ate at a pizza place that was good and fairly inexpensive (5euro for a pizza) they also served ice cream, which we went back for at the end of the day. In the evening, kids and one parent went to the indoor pool complex near the hotel, awesome tunnel water slide, wave pool and outdoor heated pool with jets. This was a very big hit with the kids.
We then walked up to the castle ruins, we opted for the outside tour of the buildings but you can go inside and they have a guided tour of the inside. We did not have enough time, you really need 3 hours or more to complete it all.
Day3: Eagles Nest.
We had a beautiful day for this. You really need a good part of one day to enjoy the views and maybe a beer/snack at the top.
We tried to fit in a HerrenChiemsee at the end of the day but ran out of time. We went back to Ruhpolding and walked around the town. There are a lot of nice restaurants and shops and again for a tourist area, very reasonably priced. We went back to the indoor pool in town again this night.
Day 4: Herrenchiemsee.
If you just go to the castle this could be a half day, however we went to both the castle and the other island (Frauen Insel) that the ferry goes to. Tickets and boarding boats are located in the town of
- Hotel: http://www.appartementhaus-gaertner.de/index.htm
- Ruhpolding Swimming Pool Complex: http://www.vita-alpina.de/index.htm
- Salt Mines: http://www.salzwelt.de/salzbergwerk-berchtesgaden/en/default.asp
- Herrenchiemsee: http://www.herren-chiemsee.de/pages_e/insel_e.html
- Kehlsteinhaus (Eagle’s Nest): http://www.kehlsteinhaus.de/index2_e.htm