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Where can one get a great breakfast in the morning?
Are there any cultural highlights, museums?"Where can one find Tyrolean dance music?" (posted 05/16/2014)
Ideas for 2-3 activities and daytrips?
Good restaurants for dinner?"Are there any restaurants that will be open for Christmas Day dinner in Mittenwald? We are looking for somewhere that does vegetarian and gluten free but isn’t too expensive. Thanks" (posted 11/14/2017)
Typical tourist activities or places that one should NOT do, as they are not worthwhile doing.
Things can do to make it a fun and memorable evening?
How to get around and find best means of local transportation?"My wife and I are coming to Mittenwald by train this June for 4 - 5 days. My question is whether I want to spend the money on a rental car if we want to spend one day going to the castles near Fussen or are there tour buses we could take (saving us the rental fee)?" (posted 03/23/2014)
Where to find good quality groceries?"Is there a weekend farmers market in Mittenwald? Where can we buy groceries? We will arrive on a Friday, and depart on Sunday. Also, are Masses held on Saturday evening as well as Sunday morning?" (posted 05/24/2015)
Are there any special local events?"When is the annual Almabtreib held here in Mittenwald? I have found two different dates--one is September 14th and the other is September 27th. Please help me with information and facts pertaining to this event. Thank You, Connie Horne" (posted 08/22/2014)
Are there any local food specialties one should try out?
What makes this destination special? Why should one spend some time here during vacation?"Hi, My plan is to come to Mittenwald from the Zugspitze. How big is Mittenwald? Can I move around on foot? What is the name of the train station? Would like a hotel near the train station, any recommendations?" (posted 03/31/2014)
Is there a good local deli or restaurant with lunch menu?
Are there any points of interest or local attractions?"Does Mittenwald have a local bier brewery?" (posted 01/22/2015)
What are good places to go for shopping?"Need some recommendation on which shop to buy a cello." (posted 06/15/2014)
Any sporting activites and recommendations to stay active?"We are looking to do some biking - is there a good trail map for biking, that's in English (preferably). We would like it to be approx. 12 to 30 miles with at least one or two towns to stop in along the way. " (posted 03/27/2014)
Questions around the weather, different seasons, ..."Hi, I am planning to visit Mittenwald on 26th January and planning to take karwendel cable car. Can i know the current weather i saw like it is snowing above there. Is it fine to visit during snowing.? and also whether the views are good during snowing or cloudy.?" (posted 03/23/2016)
Popular Points of Interest in and near Mittenwald
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Violin Making Museum
This museum is split into 2 main areas: how the local history of Mittenwald is intertwined with violin making, and the development of instrument making from the times of Matthias Klotz until today. It houses about 200 instruments from renowned Mittenwald workshops, high quality master violins as well as the simple instruments of trading companies, children violins up to double basses, and guitars, cisterns and zithers. Additionally, there are illustrative materials, pictures, maps and tools.
Hours: Main season: Open Tuesday - Sunday, February 1 - March 15, May 15 - October 14 and December 17 - January 6 from 10am - 5pm. Closed on Mondays. Off season: January 7 - 31, March 16 - May 14 and October 15 - November 4 from 11am - 4pm. Closed from November 5 - December 16 as well as December 24 and December 31.
Karwendel Cable Car (Bergbahn)
Within a few minutes the Karwendel cable car takes you up to the impressive height of 2,244 m into the largest nature reserve of the Bavarian limestone Alps, offering a mountain restaurant, children’s playground, deckchair and sun terrace, panorama circuit, mountain tours and climbing path.
Hours: December through October daily 08:30am - 4:30pm.
Rates: 11 € Adults, 8 € Children.
What is your insider travel tip for Mittenwald?
Travel Insider Tips for Mittenwald
The typical Bavarian, picturesque climatic spa town Mittenwald is located about 3000 ft above sea level, in the alpine world of the Karvendel Mountain range in the Niederwerdenfelser Land, near the Austrian border. On the west of the town are the two mountain lakes Lautersee and Ferchensee and the mountain range Wettersteingebirge. The river Isar, with the majestic backdrop of the Karvendel, flows east along the traffic-calmed Mittenwalder town center, inviting you to discover beautiful fresco decorated houses, elegant shops and cafes.
Mittenwald with its trade route to Italy was throughout history the gateway to the south. In only 3 hours one can be by the sea! Innsbruck Airport is only 24 miles away and the International Airport Munich (Munich vacation rentals | Munich travel guide) only 77 miles. For more than 300 years Mittenwald has been famous for manufacturing string instruments, and music lovers should be sure to visit the Geigenbaumuseum (Museum of violin-making). During the warmer months get to know the variety of offers for walking and hiking in and around Mittenwald, and when the snow falls indulge in the many winter sport activities such as alpine and cross-country skiing, snow boarding, tobogganing, ice sports and horse sleigh rides. The Karwendel cable car and the Kranzberg-chair lift bring you to the lofty heights of the mountains. A special adventure not to be missed in any season is the hike in the famous Leutasch gorge.
Things to See:
Mittenwald is famous for the manufacture of violins, violas and cellos, and has been a popular stop with tourists since the boom in motorized tourism began in the 1930s.
The most significant landmark in the village is the pink colored Roman Catholic church of Saints Peter and Paul, which is typical of the region. The church and many of the surrounding buildings, both businesses and private residences, are decorated with elaborate paintings on the exterior walls.
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Why stay in Mittenwald?
Mittenwald is an idyllic family-friendly town offering typical Bavarian hospitality. Living standards are high and the surrounding stunning nature attracts visitors from around the world. Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Garmisch-Partenkirchen vacation rentals | Garmisch-Partenkirchen travel guide) is only 10 miles away and offers more shopping and sightseeing opportunities. Gorgeous mountain pastures around Mittenwald invite you to a well deserved break from hiking, mountain-biking or skiing and serve a hearty Bavarian
Brotzeit while you relax in a deck chair on the terrace or in the restaurant.
Lüftlmalerei (Frescos) has a long tradition here and they not only enhance the historic buildings, but give Mittenwald its special flair. Restaurants and beer gardens tempt guests to stay a little longer in their cozy atmosphere. Mittenwald even has its own private brewery, the
highest in Germany. (Altitude) In their own words:
The most important thing during a brewery tour is of course the beer tasting! You will experience it in the historical ambiance of our brewery museum. Together with your kids enjoy the nature, visit farms and pet their animals, go on a coach ride, swim in clear lakes and watch your children taking part in many for them organized events. And when they sleep you might fancy to join a
Heimatabend, a traditional evening with folklore music and dance, learning a bit more about local culture in an entertaining and informative way. Holidays in Mittenwald means perfect relaxation in the fresh air between mountains, pastures, lakes, combined with healthy food and the relaxed, friendly Bavarian lifestyle.
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Mittenwald attracts visitors in the winter for its charm and for the downhill and cross-country skiing near the border with Austria - find out more about Mittenwald in Winter.
More about the History of Mittenwald
Its location as an important transit centre on a relatively low (and therefore predicable) transalpine route has been a defining feature of Mittenwald for at least two thousand years: during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries traffic was boosted by large treasure trains sent regularly from Spain to pay troops in the Netherlands, the more conventional sea route having been rendered unreliable by the (usually) discrete but effective sympathy with which the English Protestant establishment favoured the Spanish king's rebellious Dutch subjects.
[ source: Wikipedia ]
The typical Bavarian, picturesque climatic spa town Mittenwald is located in the alpine world of the Karvendel Mountain range near the Austrian border. West of the town are the two mountain lakes Lautersee and Ferchensee and the Wettersteingebirge range. The Isar River flows through the Mittenwald town center with its beautiful fresco decorated houses, elegant shops and cafes. For more than 300 years Mittenwald has been famous for the manufacturing of string instruments, and music lovers should be sure to visit the Geigenbaumuseum (Museum of Violin-Making). During the warmer months, walking and hiking opportunities abound in and around Mittenwald, and when the snow falls, indulge in the many winter sport activities such as alpine and cross-country skiing, snow boarding, tobogganing, ice sports, and horse sleigh rides. The Karwendel cable car and the Kranzberg-chair lift bring you to the lofty heights of the mountains. A special adventure not to be missed in any season is the hike in the famous Leutasch Gorge.
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