For those who want to breathe a bit of big-city-air, Munich the state capital of Bavaria, provides with its architecture, its rich cultural and recreational opportunities the right balance. The train, Bayerische Oberland Bahn, will take you right into the city centre inless than one hour.
The valley of Tegernsee is one of the most idyllic parts of Germany. In a valley to the east lies the smaller Schliersee, the Leitzachtal with extensive meadows and rural villages and the striking Wendelstein mountain. In a valley to the west lies the spa town of Bad Tolz, with its historic market street. Further south you will find the original, romantic and wild mountain landscape of the river Isar.