It comes as no surprise that Grainau is such a hotspot for travelers from all over the world; the region has been blessed with great natural and man-made attractions. Schwangau, lies approximately 15 miles (24 kilometers) to the southeast. Head there to see the Hohenschwangau Castle and Neuschwanstein Castle.
While you are here in Grainau, why don't you spend a few hours exploring Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Approximately 3 miles (5 kilometers) to the east, this regional city is where you can find King's House on Schachen, Casino Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Kramerplateauweg Hiking Trail. Olympic Hill, Garmisch-Partenkirchen Ski Resort and Partnach Gorge are also good spots for checking out before returning to Grainau.
The area around Grainau has been graced with some beautiful churches, guaranteed to delight all visitors, regardless of faith. Follow the threads of the region's rich cultural makeup within Upper Bavaria's excellent nature museums, theaters and art galleries.
If you are in the area during winter, have a go at some of the local wintersports such as snowboarding and cross-country skiing. Both of these are available in the Upper Bavaria. Why not take advantage of a knowledgable local guide and join a special interest tour? Guided nature walks and city walking tours are popular in this area.
At the end of your stay in Grainau, you'll be sure to bid this region a sad "Tschüss" But be comforted by the fact that you'll be heading home with special memories and photos that you'll cherish for a lifetime.