ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Travel and Places»
  • Visiting Europe

Sightseeing in Toerwang Samerberg, Bavaria, Germany

Updated on October 25, 2017
Thelma Alberts profile image

Thelma Alberts is a natural born Filipina who lives in her adopted country Germany for more than 3 decades. She loves traveling in Europe.

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.

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

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 painted outside the 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.

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
Bavarian Restaurant in Samerberg, Germany.
Bavarian Restaurant in Samerberg, Germany. | 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

DIRNDL, the typical Bavarian traditional clothes for women.
DIRNDL, the typical Bavarian traditional clothes for women. | Source
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

Vote Please!

What activity would you like to do if ever you visit Toerwang?

See results
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

Samerberg Toerwang /Törwang View

Bavaria, Germany

show route and directions
A markerToerwang, Samerberg, Germany -
Törwang, 83122 Samerberg, Deutschland
get directions

B markerChiemsee, Germany -
Chiemsee, 83256 Chiemsee, Deutschland
get directions

© 2012 Thelma Alberts

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Thelma Alberts profile image
      Author

      Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany

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

    • peachpurple profile image

      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Abeautiful country to visit, relaxing indeed

    • Thelma Alberts profile image
      Author

      Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany

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

    • Snakesmum profile image

      Jean DAndrea 2 years ago from Victoria, Australia

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

    • Kbdare profile image

      Kbdare 4 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.

    • Thelma Alberts profile image
      Author

      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      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!

    • Thelma Alberts profile image
      Author

      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

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

    • torrilynn profile image

      torrilynn 4 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.

    • rajan jolly profile image

      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 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.

    • Thelma Alberts profile image
      Author

      Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany

      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?

    • Vinaya Ghimire profile image

      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

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

      Cheers

    • Thelma Alberts profile image
      Author

      Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany

      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!

    • profile image

      Derdriu 5 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

    • Thelma Alberts profile image
      Author

      Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany

      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!

    • drbj profile image

      drbj and sherry 5 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!

    • Thelma Alberts profile image
      Author

      Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany

      Thank you randomcreative. Have a lovely weekend!

    • randomcreative profile image

      Rose Clearfield 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Great photos as always! Thanks for the fun tour.

    • Thelma Alberts profile image
      Author

      Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany

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

    • lovelymarz profile image

      lovelymarz 5 years ago from Iloilo. Philippines

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

    • Thelma Alberts profile image
      Author

      Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany

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

    • writer20 profile image

      Joyce Haragsim 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

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

      Voted up beautiful and very interesting, Joyce.