One can quite feel that the Chiemgau-area is close to cultural town of Salzburg. So to get in touch with world famous musicians and artists of all kinds is easy throughout the year. To combine the arts with the spectacular nature of our area is one of the things our guests love. We call it: Country life & art!
Die Nähe zu Salzburg ist im Chiemgau deutlich spürbar. Wir dürfen uns glücklich schätzen, dass zahlreiche Künstler aus der Region und aus der ganzen Welt immer wieder ihren Weg zu uns finden, um unsere sagenhafte Natur und das Landleben mit Musik zu bereichern
The Wittelsbach supports the Ruhpolding Operadays and the Traunsteiner Sommerkonzerte.
Catholic church St. Georg Ruhpolding
The history of a beautiful church
Visit our church up the hill and learn about its history and beauty. Stroll through the mountain cemetary and enjoy the stunning beauty of the historical graveyard.
The church building was started in 1738 by Hofbaumeister Johann Gunezrhainer (1692-1763). In year 1754 todays church St. Georg was finished and blessed by Bishop Franz Carl Eusebius Graf von Friedberg und Trauchburg. In 1757 the church steeple was finished. Ruhpolding once used to be part of prince-bishopric Salzburg until 1254. later it belonged to the Duchy of Bavaria. Since 1817 Ruhpolding is a part of the archdiocese Munich. World famous is the Roman madonna in the right hand side altar. Further Info
Music Sommer between Inn and Salzach rivers
Since more than 30 years this has been a musical highlight in the area. Music - Landscape - Architecuture - the special idea behind this festival weeks. It already starts on the way to each of the festival locations. Away from the crowds and cities one enjoys musical gems of the finest quality. Not commercial but culturally lead by Bavaria it brings biggest joy to people of the area as well as to guests from around the world. Programme
World known as the musical heart of Europe is Salzburg just approx. 30 mins away from the Alpenhotel Wittelsbach. 90 years ago the Festival was founded by Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Max Reinhardt and Richard Strauss. Today a magnet in the world of music admirers. Enjoy Opera, Theater or Concerts during the Festival in Mozart's home town and learn again about history and Mozart's life. Salzburger Festspiele
Opera Festival "Gut Immling"
Opera in a stud farm - what an experience! Wow. Famous singer Ludwig Baumann is the founder of this event in the middle of nowhere in the hills behind the Chiemsee lake. Highest expectations are beeing satisfied every year. The audience from the local area, Munich and Salzburg very much appreciate the amazing effort all artists go through. A MUST for Opera fans. Opernfestival "Gut Immling"
Herrenchiemsee - what a magic place . . .
Enjoy Herrenchiemsee-Festival amidst the historic setting of King Ludwig's II Castle and the old trees of the "Men's Island" on lake Chiemsee.
Follow the history of the famous King Ludwig II
Schloss Herrenchiemsee is a fantastic place to visit and follow the steps of the famous Bavarian King Ludwig II. Learn about his phantasies and feel the magic touch of the castle and his builder.