The exciting congress town of Rosenheim is located right by the main route into the South, embedded in the charming surroundings of the alpine foothills between mountains and lakes. But it is much more than just a short stop-over. Take a few hours, or better yet, a few days, to experience the charm and the atmosphere of this Bavarian town that has kept so committed to its roots. Go ahead and stay at one of the centrally located town hotels, or at a family-friendly hotel in the periphery – not only to explore the town center, but also to use Rosenheim as an ideal base for day trips or cycling tours around the environs.
Attractive stores, top-notch fashion boutiques, and long-established shops in the historic center invite you for a stroll. This is the perfect place to browse for traditional costumes, designer fashion, and genuine bargains. From the traditional market stalls to the modern outlet - the variety makes for a true „shopping-adventure“. Let yourself go and drift along with the vibrant life between Mittertor Gate and Salin Garden, admiring the beautiful facades of the landmarked town houses.
Enjoy the subtle hint of Italy, when you sip your freshly roasted cappuccino underneath the historic arcades on the spacious Max Joseph Square. Or convince yourself of the local art of brewery, with a stein of fresh beer in one of the shady beer gardens or taverns.
Exciting guided tours give a great insight into the history of the town, whose first official mention reaches back to the year 1234. The 90-minutes tour of the historic center reveals the most beautiful side of Rosenheim. On themed tours, visitors can learn more about Rosenheim as a “town of beer“ - samples included. For those who like spooky stories, the night tour “The Sinister and the Quaint“ is sure to entertain. Definitively worth your time is a factory tour behind the scenes of the coffee roast house „Dinzler“, or of the brewery „Auer“.
Culture is another highlight of Rosenheim. Besides the numerous museums and galleries, one of Germany's most renowned exhibition venues stands out, the old engine shed „Lokschuppen“. The town offers diverse music and theater events on an almost daily basis – from top-notch classical music concerts to cabaret and a lively amateur theater scene.
The undisputed crowd puller among the events is the Rosenheim Fall Festival („Herbstfest“), one of Bavaria's largest fairs with more than one million visitors. It might not be as big as its Munich counterpart Oktoberfest, but it more than makes up for that by being more original and simply more Bavarian. A true insider's tip! But it's not the only event that draws guests and tourists into town: There is also, among others, the atmospheric Christmas market in the historic town center, the historical Town Games in summer, the cabaret days, the rose market, and more. It's certainly due to its particular charm that Rosenheim has been selected as the ideal site for the 2010 state horticultural show.