Nature & Outdoor Activities
Water Cycle Routes Upper Bavaria - Hops, salt and art
The Upper Bavarian Water Cycle Paths combine three route loops over 1,200 kilometres. Each of them is dedicated to its own theme: hops, salt and art. All three route options are always accompanied by water and can be started from Munich.
Starting in the Bavarian capital, Munich, there is already a lot to discover on the waterfront: the Isarauen, the beer garden at the Ostparksee, the Seehaus in the English Garden or the famous Eisbachwelle, where you can marvel at talented urban surfers. From here, there are now three options for cycling north, southwest or southeast from Munich. To the north, the Hopfenschleife awaits cyclists. It leads through the world's largest hop-growing region in the Hallertau to the Danube, then on to the home of the German Purity Law of the art of brewing, Ingolstadt. Finally, the world's oldest brewery awaits in Freising. Southwest of Munich, the Kunstschleife (Art Loop) beckons in the direction of the Alpine foothills. Past the famous Walchensee to Garmisch-Patenkirchen through the Murnauer Moos, the home of the Blue Riders such as Wassily Kandinsky and Franz Marc. The Wieskirche in Steingaden offers sacred art. The Salt Loop takes cyclists into the world of "white gold" southeast of Munich. Between the Inn and Salzach rivers you also pass Lake Chiemsee, one of the many swimming opportunities along the water cycle routes. In Bad Reichenhall you can visit the salt mine or revitalise tired legs in the graduation works in the Bad Aibling thermal baths.