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+++ a World City since 1972 and a village of millions with a sheep meadow +++ skill is everything +++ Agnes Bernauer sank lower than Lola Montez +++ show your wound +++ Isar flicker +++ Auszogne sind keine Nackerten +++ off to Schichtl +++ folks are not traditional (Bert Brecht) +++ colonies at the canal and inn cottages in the French quarter +++ better to die Bavarian than to spoil Imperial, as the Kochel smith said +++ the BMW-world looks at four cylinders +++ Viktualienmarkt or Schranne +++ Blue Rider and White Rose +++ Timofei, go to Munich +++ Carmina Burana and Pater Noster +++ Horse Chestnuts cool better +++ a tent roof under five rings +++
Our tour through Munich and the Blue Country in 5 days, up to 14 persons. 3 overnight stays in Munich, 2 overnight stays in the Blue Country.
Culture ***** !
Travel dates 2018
DMU1: Sunday, 22-jul-2018 to Friday, 27-jul-2018
DMU2: Saturday, 04-aug-2018 to Thursday, 09-aug-2018
DMU3: Sunday, 12-aug-2018 to Friday, 17-aug-2018
Price per person in the DR for 5 nights with half-board, eBike, entrance free, transfers, guided tours: € 1590
Single-room surcharge: € 290
Does not include lunch, drinks and your personal expenses as well as travelling there and back.
Target airport Munich FJS.
Booking at daily rates on request.
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Munich is shiny! A cordial world city since 1972 and a village of millions, with beer gardens right next to high-technology forges. Munich has always managed to combine what seemed like opposites. What would the metropolis of art be without its mountain stage, however? Spend five days travelling the past and present of the Bavarian state capital and the “Blue Country” by eBike.
Arrival in Munich on Saturday.
Flight to and from Munich with various airlines booked by you or, at your request, by pedelon at daily rates. Rapid transit from the airport to the Karlsplatz (Stachus), travelling time approx. 50 min, 2 min. on foot to the Anna Hotel at the Stachus. At the end of the trip, direct connection by train to the Munich main train station, with one transfer to continue to the airport.
Munich has great connections from all German and international train stations.
Best motorway connection to Munich. You may leave your car in Munich at the hotel’s parking place.
With your booking confirmation, you will receive the “pedelon travel information”, which contains useful notes on travelling to Munich and other advice around your trip.
The rooms at the calm Anna Hotel at the lively Stachus in Munich are available from 3 PM onwards. The hotel is one of the 100 best design hotels in Europe. The overnight stay and breakfast Saturday to Sunday and the first dinner together are included in the travel price. At 7 PM, we will meet for a little walk through the old town and the first dinner together in the „Weisses Bräuhaus“, an institution in Munich.
1st day, Sunday Stachus – Floßlände – Haidhausen – English Garden – Stachus, 25 km
After breakfast, you will meet in front of the starting hotel for a tour of the town through the historical centre to start off your trip. After a first detailed explanation of your eBike, the morning’s cycling tour will take you across the Theresienwiese. The Oktoberfest takes place before the Bronze Bavaria and the hall of fame of Louis I. Through Sendling, you can continue up the Isar river to the place where wood from the Tölz country used to be delivered by raft. After successful renaturation, the Isar shows its character as a controlled but untamed mountain river here. On the way back to town, you will ride along the right banks to the former suburbs of Au and Haidhausen with their picturesque corners. The route along the high Isar banks offers ideal prerequisites to get more familiar with your eBikes. After a short side trip through the English Garden of Count Rumford, you will return to the city centre past the Chinese tower and across the magnificent boulevard of Louis I. On the way, there is Munich’s museum quarter with its three pinacotheques, the newly opened Lenbachhaus, the glyptotheque and the Brandhorst collection, unique not only architecturally. Dinner will take place in a pretty small restaurant in the old town.
2nd day, Monday Stachus – Nymphenburg – Olympia area – Fröttmaning – Giesing, 44 km
This bicycle tour shows how much the urban structures of the past were and still are supplemented and expanded by modernism in Munich in particular. One great example of modern sacral architecture can be found in Neuhausen. The Herz-Jesu-Kirche of architects Allmann Sattler Wappner with its huge doors compares well to historical church buildings. Past the Café Ruffini, the 68’s “Kommune 1”, you will continue along one of the great Baroque axes right to Nymphenburg castle, which was built based on the example of Versailles. A short hike through the castle garden will show you how Friedrich Ludwig von Sckell managed the feat of turning the strict French Baroque garden into a romantic landscape garden.
Along the Biedersteiner Canal, our path will take us right into the area where the Olympic Games took place in 1972, the creator of which had modelled a great symbiosis of a modern landscape park and glassy mountain stage tent roofs out of the mountains of rubble after World War II. With the urban highlight of the BMW world to your back, you will continue through the former artist’ centre of Schwabing and along silent paths through the green band of the English Garden, past the Allianz-Arena and to the oldest church in the town area. Its survival is nearly a miracle. Along the high Isar banks, you will return to the town to Giesing and a specific story of success of Munich. After inspecting A tour of Giesinger Bräu, where the old concept of the quarter brewery has been turned into a model of success, the day will end in the beer garden there.
3rd day, Tuesday: Munich – Ammersee – Kloster Andechs – Starnberger See – Oberambach, 66 km
You will start out with the Munich rapid transit towards the West of the city in Fürstenfeldbruck. After taking over the bikes at the grand Fürstenfeld monastery, the bicycle route along the meandering river Amper upstream through the moor of the same name, which is one of the most important fens in Germany, will take us to the Ammersee. Also called the “farmers’ lake” by the locals, it is picturesquely located in a gentle moraine landscape with the Alps as a backdrop. The bicycle tour follows the eastern banks to Andechs, perched above the Prealpine lake. The “holy mountain” is famous for its magnificent pilgrimage church and of course also for its beer, which has been brewed here since the monastery was founded by the Benedictine monks in 1455. After a tour of the magnificent Rococo-style monastery church, we will continue by bike across lonesome forest and meadow paths through the peaceful five-lakes’ country from the Ammersee to the Starnberger See. On a clear day, you will be treated to a unique Alpine panorama from the Zugspitze to the Chiemgau Alps. Depending on schedule and weather situation, you can reach Starnberg from Tutzing by ship or train. The next bicycle leg to the hotel will lead along the “Herrensee” past Berg, which has become famous due to the mysterious drowning of Bavarian King Louis II. A cross in the lake and a votive chapel at the cliff have been built here to commemorate him. The next two nights will be spent in the green hotel Schlossgut Oberambach (natural bathing pond), situated above the Starnbergersee, with an included view of the Alps.
4th day, Wednesday: Oberambach – Murnau – Glentleiten – Benediktbeuren – Oberambach, 69 km
After breakfast, today’s cycling leg will lead via the Ostersee lakes, an ensemble of several individual lakes, bogs and fens, as well as the home of a diverse flora and fauna, into the “Blue Country”. Painters Franz Marc, Gabriele Münter and Wassily Kandinsky discovered this unique landscape around Murnau for their art early on, founding the “Blauer Reiter” here in 1911 – an artists’ circle of German expressionists that was to become one of the most important pioneers of modernism. Picturesque corners, narrow alleys and a Southern flair let a visitor imagine why the artists loved Murnau so much. On the way back to the Starnberger See, we will ride along the Loisach, past the Murnauer Moos and to the Glentleiten museum. The largest open-air farmers’ museum of Southern Bavaria permits a view back into the rural everyday life of times long past, into the farmers’ culture and world at the time. More than 60 originally retained buildings have been set up again here, including their furnishings, in a cultivated landscape maintained according to historical examples. After the tour and an hour of relaxed cycling, we will reach the Basilika of Benediktbeuren. Its onion towers are visible from afar. The last 10 km can be taken by bus to give you some more time to spend in the monastery’s beer garden, or athletically ambitiously cycled back to the hotel in Oberambach along the Starnberger See. For the final dinner, we will meet in the great hotel restaurant of the Schlossgut at night.
5th day, Thursday: Oberambach – Schäftlarn – Munich, 22 km
In the morning, we will leisurely cycle to the rafters’ town of Wolfratshausen and then along the Isar to the Schäftlarn abbey. The visit of the magnificent monastery church, essentially designed by Johann Baptist Zimmermann and one of the most successful late-baroque church buildings in Germany, is a beautiful end to the trip. The eBikes will take us to the high banks of the Isar river quickly, and soon after to the Hohenschäftlarn train station, from where the rapid transit takes only 30 minutes to the main train station of Munich, from where almost any German city can be reached on the same day.
If you have booked a subsequent stay in the Schlossgut, we will of course gladly take you back there from Schäftlarn.
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Munich from above
Stunning pictures taken by a drone.
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