Leisure

Ammersee-region and around

The Lake Ammersee is situated about 40 kilometers (25 miles) in southwest direction of Munich; about 80 kilometers (50 miles) away from Garmisch-Partenkirchen and the “Zugspitze” mountain (2962 meters high), and some 60 kilometers (35 miles) from the famous castles of King Ludwig II of Bavaria: Castle NeuschwansteinLinderhof Castle and Hohenschwangau Castle.

Please visit the official website of the lake Ammersee Ammersee-region to learn more about this beautiful region.

A definitive highlight is also the historical “town on a river” – Landsberg, situated only a 25 min. journey away from the lake (see also the official flyer)

Munich

Munich is the capital city of the German Federal State of Bavaria and is located close the German Alps (e.g., the “AmmergauerAlpen”; see www.zugspitz-region.de for more information)
After Berlin, it is Germany’s most popular tourist destination. Munich offers an excellent infrastructure, not only in terms of academic and research institutions (see, e.g., LMU Munich), but also the fine arts (e.g., the Pinakothek galleries), classical music (e.g., Gasteig center), sporting activities, Bavarian traditions, and, in the summer months, popular “Biergarten”.

Some useful websites:

A cultural guide to Munich (Telegraph)
Tourist information in the city
Munich at lonelyplanet
Discover Munich
Munich Travel Guide