Interested in a recipe for true splendor? Wildflower pastures and crystal-blue lakes. Centuries-old monastic breweries and family-friendly biergartens. Fantastic palaces of mad kings. Timeless Bavarian Alps. Combine natural beauty with historical magnificence—then sit back and drink it all in. Your family has discovered life at its finest.
1 Ride through a picturesque Bavarian landscape past a 13th-century farmstead, fields of wildflowers and sparkling lakes | Eat, drink and be merry at one of Bavaria's most beautiful biergartens at an ancient monastic brewery | Discover one of nature's finest playgrounds at scenic Lake Tegernsee, encircled by snowcapped peaks.
2 Hike high into the stunning Alps, climbing past wildlife and taking in views of lovely Bavarian villages below | Savor a hearty meal in a traditional Alm (alpine hut) with the jagged Kaiser Mountains as your backdrop | Learn about German culinary traditions from one of the country's most famous chefs in charming Aschau im Chiemgau.
3-4 Adults bike through quaint villages with the spectacular Kampfenwand peaks in view | Kids hike age-old smugglers' trails into a dramatic gorge near the German-Austrian border | Families kayak or stand-up paddleboard on deep blue Chiemsee Lake, known as the Bavarian Sea | Witness the architectural grandeur of King Ludwig II's Herrenchiemsee Castle on the island of Fraueninsel.
5-6 Stand in awe of the natural beauty of the Kitzbühel area, one of Europe's top cycling destinations | Pedal through tiny Tyrolean villages, undulating pastures and impressive mountain ranges | Take a cable car up to where sweeping views of the Alps come into focus | Stretch your legs on a final morning hike atop the Kitzbüheler Horn.