"Fascinating former monastery life: Rottenbuch" Rottenbuch by Trekki
Rottenbuch Travel Guide: 14 reviews and 72 photos
Rottenbuch is a small town amid rolling hills and farmland. It was founded in 1073, by Welf IV (Wikipedia is wrong here...) and Canon Regulars were called to settle here. Quickly it became centre of the region and education was one of the main concerns. The monastery was damaged several times in history and during secularisation in 1803 it was dissolved. But luckily the church was declared parish church; otherwise this splendid gem would be no more.
The town is really cute and easily walkable. It would even make a good base to explore the region, which is what I am considering for one of my next times. This time I stayed in nearby Steingaden, close to Wies Church to be precise. I was in Rottenbuch only once but liked it very much, especially the excellent café at the entrance of town.
The whole region is full of marvellous churches but also the hills and nearby mountains invite for hiking and biking. There is an interesting round trail devoted to milk, called Pfaffenwinkler Milchweg, approx. 4 km round trail with many explanatory signs about dairy farms in Bavaria. There is also the 85 km long hiking trail called Meditationsweg Ammergauer Alpen (Meditation Path Ammergau Alps), leading from Linderhof Castle to Wies Church. I have linked the German part of the website because it has a nice 15 min video at the bottom, but the English website is fully available as well. Then there are the so-called Schleierwasserfälle, vail waterfalls, of river Ammer, accessible only by hiking or by kayaking.
If you wish to, follow my suggested tour and start with the first to-do tip => here and continue by following the respective links at the end of each tip. At the end, I link back to my intro page.
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