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How to get around and find best means of local transportation?"I was stationed at Lenggries in 1963 with the U.S. Army. When did the U.S. Army leave Lenggries? Also, how long does the train take from Munich to Lenggries? Thank you." (posted 12/31/2015)
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Are there any points of interest or local attractions?"Hello There is a beautiful church in the center of Lenggries. Can you tell me the name and the history of this church. Thank you very much." (posted 02/23/2017)
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Popular Points of Interest in and near Lenggries
Brauneck Cable Car
Take the Brauneck cable car to the peak of Brauneck mountain. The mountain (1556 meters) offers not only a myriad of ski possibilities during the winter, but also a variety of trails and activities in the summer.
Indoor Waterworld "Isarwelle"
The "Isarwelle" indoor/outdoor swimming pool offers the whole spectrum of whirlpool fun, including a circular flowing canal called the wild water run; the classic whirlpool baths (see picture) are kept at 34° C, whereas the recreation pool (1.35 meters deep) remains a constant 31°C. A canal for swimmers connects the hall to the outdoor pool (picture) (31°C 1.35 meters deep), where there is a rock garden, the previously mentioned flowing canal, and a sun-bathing area.
Local History Museum of Lenggries
The local history museum in Lenggries, directly situated on the town hall square, depicts in seven exhibition areas valuable culture-historical objects from the Isarwinkel. Local history dating back to the first settlement of the Isarwinkel is exhibited as well as flora and historical fauna displays. Hours are Monday - Friday 8 am - 12pm and 2 pm -5 pm; during high season also open Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 10 am - 12 pm.
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Lenggries is located in the Isar river valley at the foothills of the Alps. At over 1500 meters, Brauneck Mountain—accessible by tram—offers spectacular views and is a popular destination for skiing in winter and hiking in summer.
Lenggries sits about 700 meters above sea level. East of the city are the Tegernseer Mountains, and the home mountain of Lenggries is the Brauneck with an elevation of over 1555 meters above sea level. Brauneck is a great ski location with ski lifts. The town has about 9,500 inhabitants and is mostly dependent on the tourism business that is focused on hiking and skiing.
There are many things to do in Lenggries. You can hike in pretty much every direction and enjoy the beautiful panoramic views, or breathe the fresh mountain air. Enjoy this beautiful village in summer and winter. Nearby cultural attractions are Church St. Jacob (Italian baroque style, built 1722), the Calvary hill near Hohenburg (geometric Style, as opposed to the one in Bad Tölz), Castle Hohenburg, Exile of Adolf I of Luxembourg, the Evang.-Luth. Church (built 1952), and the Heimatmuseum Lenggries (Home-Museum), exhibiting locally related items.
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Lenggries is a ski resort which is totally off the radar for many foreign visitors, despite the proximity to Munich (Munich vacation rentals | Munich travel guide). The resort has long been a club racing hub, however, and the runs are varied and interesting - find out more about Lenggries in Winter.
More about the History of Lenggries
Lenggries first appears in documentation in the Year 1220. For many years Lenggries was the only settlement on the
langen Gries ruled by the Barons of Hörwarth from the Hofmark castle. In 1705 the first resistance against the Austrians was organized in Lenggries. This later lead to the battle of Sendlinger Bauernschlacht. From 1808 to 1818 edicts from the Bavarian municipality formed Lenggries into a politically independent municipality. In 1924 Lenggries was connected to the Railroad (known todays as the Bayerische Oberlandbahn), which starts the importance of tourism for Lenggries' economy. From 1935 until 1939 Gebirgsjäger (also known as mountain infantry) were stationed in Lenggries.
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Situated along the lovely Isar River near the spa town of Bad Toelz, Lenggries, Bavaria, is home to about 10,000 residents and is popular among ski enthusiasts. Brauneck Mountain, a peak in the Tegensee chain, draws many winter sports lovers to the area every year. The town was first documented in the early 13th century, and today the community's commerce is mainly based in tourism. Besides the skiiers, hikers flock to Lenggries to take advantage of the many trails that wind through the surrounding forest areas. Before heading to the slopes or the forests, be sure to take in some of Lenggries's cultural attractions, including the Baroque St. James Church and the Castle Hohenburg. Once you are done meandering through the town's lovely center, Brauneck is sure to be a destination for you. The mountain offers about 20 miles of downhill slopes, the longest of which is 4 miles long. The children's slope and ski schools are popular with families. In addition, the region maintains over 60 miles of cross country ski trails and about 25 miles of winter hiking trails. In the summer, bicyclers enjoy the over 300 miles of biking trails that are marked throughout Lenggries and the Bad Toelzer area. A logical day trip from Lenggries is to Bad Toelz, which is only 6 miles away. This medieval city and historic health spa area commands gorgeous views of the Alps, which are not to be missed.
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