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Highlights of the Mount Zugspitze region

Highlights of the Zugspitz Region 

Winter in KreuzeckTake a deep breath: the crystal clear winter air restores your well-being. Or enjoy the beautiful snowy landscape from a cozy warm mountain cabin.

With the onset of winter, the region turns into a paradise for cross-country skiers. Attractive skiing areas, like the famous Kandahar Worldcup run, with varying degrees of difficulty are available as well.

Frozen lakes and the Olympic ice sports center are ideal places for ice skaters and curling players. You can also take a walk in the beautiful mountain landscape on one of the many cleared hiking trails.

The region around Mount Zugspitze is characterized by an extraordinary combination of culture, customs and a unique landscape.

Have an unforgettable holiday in the magnificent mountain world of Zugspitze with its appealing valleys. There are many sporting and recreational opportunities in addition to the diverse cultural offer.

Culture and tradition in the region around Mount Zugspitze

As far as music is concerned, the region arount Mount Zugspitze has plenty to offer. Taking place every 10 years, the internationally renowned Passion Plays of Oberammergau attract visitors from all over the world. At Pentecost 1634 the people of Oberammergau fulfilled their vow to perform the stroy of life and death of Jesus Christ every ten years for the first time. They first set up a stage over the fresh graves of the Black Death victims. See Highlights of the Ammergau Alps for more information. 

Garmisch-Patenkirchen has been the site of the annual Richard Strauss days since 1989. The famous composer spent many years in the town and was appointed honorary citizen in 1949.

Arts and art history 

Art history was written in Murnau, when Wassily Kandinsky and Gabriele Münter, residents from 1908 to 1914, switched from objective to abstract painting. The artists group "Blauer Reiter" (Blue Rider) originated here. Art is ubiquitous in the region of Mount Zugspitze: many houses are decorated with beautiful facade paintings, in which the colors were directly laid on the wet lime plaster of the house front.

Exhibitions of contemporary artists, concerts with modern music of all musical genres, theatrical performances and much more await the visitors.

An expedition appealing to all senses. The valley of river Loisach is inspiring, relaxing, joyful, sportive and refreshing.

A relaxing holiday in a place where tradition is still alive and hospitality is important. Enjoy the scents of nature and the changing colors of the seasons. No matter wherther you’re looking for athletic challenges, relaxation or the pursuit of your cultural interests, all is possible in the region around Mount Zugspitze.

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