There are a number of wonderful tourist attractions surrounding Oberammergau that are well worth visiting. Famous for its glorious views, the Zugspitze Mountain resort is part of the Wetterstein Alpine mountain range that borders Austria and Germany and is surrounded by steep valleys. The resort is very popular amongst both casual walkers as well as hikers due to the choice of trails for all levels. For those who don’t wish to do too much walking there is a cable car with a stop at a panoramic restaurant just below the summit.
Visitors to the area can also enjoy a relaxing time at the beautiful and tranquil Lake Reissersee which has in the past been used for the Winter Olympics Speed Skating events and is not far from Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
For those interested in wonderful old buildings, time could be spent visiting the charming French Roccoco style Linderhof Palace and the nearby vast Ettal Benedictine Monastery and Baroque Church as well as the world famous Neuschwanstein Castle. Also known as the Fairytale castle, this beautiful structure was built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria in the nineteenth century, when castles no longer had any defensive purpose.