"Close to heaven, literally and figuratively :)" Steingaden by Trekki
Steingaden Travel Guide: 21 reviews and 148 photos
When I travelled through one of Bavaria’s most idyllic part, Pfaffenwinkel, the region between Lake Starnberg and Neuschwanstein Castle, I used Steingaden as a base and stayed at a nice and highly recommended bed & breakfast near Wies Church. This was a good decision, although Steingaden is located in the southwestern part of Pfaffenwinkel. But it is a charming town and all the other churches I wanted to visit are close by within a maximum of 30 km.
Steingaden is very homogeneous with the old monastery structure still visible and carefully restored. The town was founded in 12th century by Welf VI, member of the European dynasty of the Welfs, and shortly after the Premonstratensian Monastery was built. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and liked to come back to town in the evenings with the whole landscape and town in sunset glow. October (2011) was a perfect time and the first days were pure “Golden October” weather. It must be magic in spring and summer, given the photos, Sally (@Beausoleil) has on her Wies Church page, and of course in winter when everything is covered in white. In the meantime I have been here in winter and yes, it is a magic sight. The photo I have used as intro photo for my => review overview for Germany is from 2011/12 winter (February).
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- Pros:Marvellous part of Bavaria, in easy reach to the other sights
- In a nutshell:More than only UNESCO Wies Church is here
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