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The Blue Land

Welcome to the Blue Land! The foothills of the upper Bavarian Alps are a real natural wonder. The Blue Land is a unique experience that impressively combines nature, culture and art. It’s not without good reason that the countryside attracted artists of the ‘Blue Rider’ such as Kandinsky, Jawlensky, Münter and inspired countless works of art. The ever-changing light of the lakes, moors, pastures and forests is transformed into picturesque colours from Murnau to Kochel. Here, the white and blue sky is reflected on the surface of the Froschhauser See, Staffelsee and Riegsee lakes. Enjoy unrestricted views of the horizon that nevertheless make the mountains appear within touching distance. The Alps and the Zugspitze peak often exude soft, blue tones that gave cause to the painter Franz Marc to christen his adopted home ‘The Blue Country’.

The beauty of the Blue Land can be discovered on foot or by bike. And all of this from our beautiful Klosterhotel Ettal! With 110 kms of signposted hiking trails, you can discover the rare flora and fauna in the Murnauer Moos moorland, the region’s impressive bird and nature conservation area and the wild, romantic banks of the Loisach. Water-enthusiasts can get their fill with the charming islands around Lake Staffelsee. Relax and recuperate on the Meditation Path steeped in tradition, which passes right by our Klosterhotel.

In addition to an abundance of nature, the nine towns in the Blue Land offer real diversity. A stroll along the Murnau market street is particularly impressive. It’s the only pedestrian zone in Bavaria with views of the mountains and captivates with its urban, almost southern Charm and rural idyll. Experience the beauty of the Blue Land for yourself with a holiday at the Klosterhotel Ettal!

Blue is the only color, I feel comfortable with

Franz Marc

Blue is the only color, I feel comfortable with

Franz Marc

Your dream holiday

IN THE NATURE & CULTURE HOTEL IN THE AMMERGAU ALPS