While it can be tempting to limit yourself to just the local sights when vacationing in Rimsting, keep in mind that Upper Bavaria's numerous scenic wonders are never more than a day trip away. If you can, pay a visit to Chiemsee, 3 miles (5 kilometers) from Rimsting. In Chiemsee, you can discover the Herrenchiemsee Castle and Herrenchiemsee Abbey. For even more things to do, visit the Penninger Schnaps Museum and Reit im Winkl Outdoor Pool which you'll find in and around Reit im Winkl, about 15 miles (24 kilometers) away from Rimsting.
Grab some transportation and head to Ruhpolding, a major city for the region, situated approximately 16 miles (26 kilometers) from Rimsting. This regional center has a number of points of interest, including Unternberg Ruhpolding, Vita Alpina and Golf Club Ruhpolding. Barthlomaus Schmucker Heritage Museum, Ruhpolding Amusement Park and Church of Saint George are other places worth investigating for those who have time to spare.
Take the time to gain a deeper understanding of Upper Bavaria by learning a little about its past. A good place to begin is with a visit to the area's fine old historic palaces. If you need to escape the elements, head to Upper Bavaria's excellent history museums, art galleries and theaters. These are ideal places to learn a little about the region's rich cultural tapestry and perhaps find a special souvenir.
If you believe a great break is pushing yourself to the limit in unique natural environments, then sign up for one of the many hiking and mountain biking excursions the area around Rimsting has to offer. This area is a good destination to get outside and enjoy the invigorating embrace of winter. When the mercury drops, hop into your snow gear and spend the day skiing and cross-country skiing.
As your adventures here draw to a close, spend what's left of your euros on last-minute keepsakes and bid a fond Tschüss (farewell) to the friends you've made and the places you've come to love.