You might not expect much from a town with 20,000 inhabitants, but Sonthofen will wow even the most seasoned tourists.
Its first claim to fame is the fact that it is one of Germany’s southernmost cities. Being one of the most southern cities isn’t nearly as important as being nestled in an Alpine valley and sandwiched between two rivers (the Iller and the Ostrach).
You’re dreaming of long walks with a beautiful backdrop? Sonthofen is for you.
During the summer, you can explore the forests, fields, and lakes. In winter, you can rent a pair of cross-country skis or snow shoes to get you from point A to point B. Either way, the fresh air in Sonthofen is going to make you feel alive again.
During these long nature walks, you might discover that the area is full of cows. While you are out and about, stop at one of the many cheese makers to see how the process is done and to sample some boutique cheeses that come out of the area.
If it’s something a bit more potent that you are after, you might want to take a tour of the Hirschbrauerei. There you can see the brewing process and then have a hearty southern German meal with a pint of beer.
In Sonthofen, you shouldn’t miss the Starzlachklamm. This is an area right outside of the city that has breathtaking scenery and nature that hasn’t been touched. If you are lucky, you might even be able to see some of the fossil stones that make the area famous!
When it is time to relax, you won’t have a problem finding a place to do it. This southern German city is built for tourism, and there are quaint restaurants serving traditional German meals and cafes for a quiet afternoon.
You may not have heard about this Bavarian gem, but by the number of photos you can take of the landscape in and around this town you aren’t going to be able to forget it. ;-)