Sightseeing In Toerwang Samerberg, Bavaria, Germany

Toerwang

On the hill of Toerwang  Samerberg, where I was able to see the beauty of  Chiemsee.
On the hill of Toerwang Samerberg, where I was able to see the beauty of Chiemsee. | Source
Toerwang Chapel, Samerberg, Bavaria, Germany.
Toerwang Chapel, Samerberg, Bavaria, Germany. | Source
Toerwang, taken from the top of the hill of Toerwang, Samerberg.
Toerwang, taken from the top of the hill of Toerwang, Samerberg. | Source

Toerwang, Samerberg

It is almost a year now since I have visited Toerwang, in the district of Samerberg, Bavaria, Germany. Last year, I visited Toerwang with my two best friends Celia and Beth, who are living in Bavaria.

I was fascinated by the amazing beauty of this small village that I have to come back with my better half and again with my friend Beth, who invited us to be her guest in her wonderful, peaceful and friendly environment and was at the same time our tourist guide.

Toerwang is in the south of Germany. It is a small village in Samerberg where tourist from all over the world are visiting. They come by car, bus or even by bicycle.

It is on the viewpoint of Toerwang where I could see the panoramic view of Chiemsee and the north of the Alps. The view point has its own chapel. The chapel was hit by a thunderstorm on July 16, 1865 but luckily the statue of Virgin Mary was not destroyed.

Sitting on the bench on top of the hill at the chapel, I saw in front of me the still snowy north of the Alps. Looking down were the green trees, green grasses and wild flowers with yellow blossoms embracing the beauty of spring. Some hardcore cyclists were cycling on the narrow road, passing through where I sat, going up the mountain or just cycling to one of the empty beaches of Chiemsee. Some of the locals or maybe tourists were sunbathing on top of the hill. It was still spring, so there were not many tourists yet.

From the far distance, I could see the other villages of Chiemgau and the city of Rosenheim.

Bavarian Travel Guides, Germany

View from the hill of Toerwang with Chiemsee in front.
View from the hill of Toerwang with Chiemsee in front. | Source
Typical Bavarian house in Samerberg, Bavaria, Germany.
Typical Bavarian house in Samerberg, Bavaria, Germany. | Source

What You Can Do In Toerwang?

Things you can do in Toerwang:

  1. Sightseeing on top of the hill where you can see all the panoramic beauty of the Alps, the villages of Chiemgau and Chiemsee.
  2. Having picnic with your family or friends, with the amazing view you will never forget.
  3. Cycling around Toerwang and Chiemsee.
  4. Nordic Walking around Toerwang, Samerberg.
  5. Reading books or magazines by the sounds of the singing birds.
  6. Taking photos of the amazing paintings on the outside walls of Bavarian houses.
  7. Enjoying the afternoon or evening with bavarian meals and beers outside the roofed restaurants or bistros.
  8. Attending a traditional bavarian attire music concert.

Bavarian Cook Book

Bavarian Restaurant in Samerberg, Germany.
Bavarian Restaurant in Samerberg, Germany. | Source
DIRNDL, the typical Bavarian traditional clothes for women.
DIRNDL, the typical Bavarian traditional clothes for women. | Source

Visiting Toerwang was one of the best travels I have made in Bavaria. We were so lucky as the weather was very good. The balconies of the bavarian houses were not fully decorated yet with flowers as it was still spring. But then, it was still beautiful.

If you want to visit this place, I would suggest to be there in summer because you will be experiencing a more bavarian nature with all the flowers hanging on the balconies of the houses. Although, there will be more tourists then traveling with you.

Thanks for reading my article. I hope you enjoyed traveling with me. Special thanks to my friend Beth, who was so generous and hospitable to us and who was our travel guide on our whole holidays in Bavaria.


Sources: Flyers of Toerwang, Samerberg and Lauterbach, Bavaria Germany

From the hill of Toerwang, I could see the panoramic beauty of  Chiemsee, Bavaria, Germany.
From the hill of Toerwang, I could see the panoramic beauty of Chiemsee, Bavaria, Germany. | Source
This is a flyer of Lauterbach Dorffest. Typical bavarian men´s wear (Lederhosen) on a concert.
This is a flyer of Lauterbach Dorffest. Typical bavarian men´s wear (Lederhosen) on a concert. | Source
Typical Bavarian house with paintaings of saints on the outside wall. Samerberg, Bavaria, Germany
Typical Bavarian house with paintaings of saints on the outside wall. Samerberg, Bavaria, Germany | Source
The Alps, taken  from the hill of Toerwang, Samerberg.
The Alps, taken from the hill of Toerwang, Samerberg. | Source

Bavaria, Germany

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A markerToerwang, Samerberg, Germany -
Törwang, 83122 Samerberg, Deutschland
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B markerChiemsee, Germany -
Chiemsee, 83256 Chiemsee, Deutschland
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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

Wonderful hub. I totally enjoyed the tour with and your great photos.

Voted up beautiful and very interesting, Joyce.


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

Thank you Joyce for your wonderful comment. Have a great day! Take care.


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lovelymarz 4 years ago from Iloilo. Philippines

Great photos! Absolutely a very interesting hub. More travel hubs in the future... Good job!


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

Thank you lovelymarz for stopping by and for commenting on my travel hub. Have a nice day!


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randomcreative 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Great photos as always! Thanks for the fun tour.


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

Thank you randomcreative. Have a lovely weekend!


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

The area you visited in Bavaria, Thelma, is very beautiful and your photos are awesome. I did visit Munich but not the village of Toerwang. But I did see houses with beautiful paintings on the outside walls in Gratz, Austria. Guess they used the same outdoor artists.

And speaking of artists, there was an outdoor artists' flea market in Munich the week I was there. What a treat!


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

Hi drbj! Thanks for your comment. Toerwang is not far from Munich and near to Salzburg, Austria. So I think this beautiful wall painting is very traditional in both countries, the south of Germany and Austria. I don´t think they have the same artists, though.

I´m glad you did enjoy your visit in Munich. Have a lovely sunday!


Derdriu 4 years ago

Thelma Alberts, What an enjoyable, informative, pleasant trip to Toerwang through your interesting descriptions and lovely photos! In particular, I like the mention of the scenery and the songbirds.

Is there a particular beer or food that's associated with the area? What is worn and what music is played at a traditional Bavarian attire music concert?

Respectfully, and with many thanks for sharing, Derdriu


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

Hi Derdriu! Yes, the scenery is so amazing and the sounds of the birds singing, too.

Just a Bavarian beer which is made of wheat and a bit foggy inside the glass. It taste good. Well, it´s a matter of individual taste. It is called Hefeweizen beer. Women wear dirndl while men wear leather short pants. These clothes are only used during Oktoberfest and during a traditional music concert festival. As a normal audience, just come with your normal western clothes.

I´ll add some dirndl photos in this hub so you can see what it looks like. Thanks for dropping by. Have a great day!


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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

I have not been away from Asia. Germany looks a beautiful country. By the way I love German beers.

Cheers


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

Hi! Thanks vor visiting. Yes, Germany is a beautiful country. Nowadays, we don´t have to go out of our country to learn other cultures and traditions of a foreign countries. Thanks to the internet and HubPages. I´m glad you have tried german beers. Can you buy beer in Nepal?


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

Toerwang, is indeed a beautiful and I love the look of the countryside. You photos make me want to go see this beautiful place.

voted up, beautiful and shared.


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torrilynn 3 years ago

hi thelma,

i just wanted to say really nice hub that you have written here. it was informational and can really inspire others to get other and to go sightseeing. once again thanks. voted up. best of wishes.


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Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany Author

Yes, Toerwang is a beautiful countryside to visit in Germany. Thanks for stopping by Rajan. I appreciate that. Have a nice weekend!


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Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany Author

Hi Torrilynn! Thank you for your visit. I think it´s the first time I "met " you here in HP. You are always welcome to stop by. Have a lovely weekend!


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Kbdare 3 years ago from Western US.

Thanks Thelma for sharing your traveling experience! Each time, I read a travel article it makes me want to see more of the world. Toerwang sounds like a relaxing place to visit.


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Snakesmum 18 months ago from Victoria, Australia

You have some beautiful photos here, and I wish I could go there!


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Thelma Alberts 18 months ago from Germany Author

Thank you very much Snakesmum. I wish you could visit this place one day. Happy weekend!


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peachpurple 16 months ago from Home Sweet Home

Abeautiful country to visit, relaxing indeed


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Thelma Alberts 16 months ago from Germany Author

Yes, indeed. Thank you very much Peachy. Have a wonderful hump day!

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