The industrial city of Traunreut is well located, 25km north of the German Alps, in the Chiemgau region between Munich and Salzburg. It is home to a number of big companies such as Bosch, Siemens and BSH among others.
Despite the main, industrial nature of the city, you can still enjoy a great holiday here. Perfectly positioned for trips to the surrounding lakes and mountains, you can even reach the Austrian border in less than an hour’s drive.
One of the main draws of this attractive city is the nature aspect. The best way to explore the area is by hiring a bicycle and covering as much of the 100km of cycling and hiking paths as you possibly can. It may prove hard work, but will be worth it as you take in the stunning scenery as you go, picking up some health benefits at the same time.
The views available in the area are simply unrivaled by most of Germany’s other industrial hubs, and somehow seem just that little bit more spectacular when you have had to break into a sweat to see them!
A great place to head is the stone cave roost in the Chiemgau region, where you can enjoy a guided tour through a unique cave castle and its Castle Brewery Stone, known as the Heinz vom Stein Experience – you even get a free Steiner Glass at the end of it all!
With the center of the town there is also much to see and do. Enjoy the pleasing architecture of the Town Square and City Hall, the Parish Church of St. George and the Pfarrkirche Traunviertel Walchen (Parish Church).
After a busy day of sightseeing you will probably feel like relaxing, and there are a number of restaurants and bars to choose from within the city.