Exploring the Lake
One of the most scenic routes in Bavaria is around the tiny Tegernsee, an easy morning drive. Surrounding the lake is a string of resort towns, including the elegant Rottach-Egern with its ritzy health clinics. Bad Wiessee (see chapter 12) is a year-round resort with curative springs, used in the treatment of rheumatism and heart and respiratory conditions.
A contemporary church is a fine example of modern German church architecture, designed by Olaf Gulbransson of Munich. There's also an Olaf Gulbransson Museum (in Kurgarten; tel. 08022/3338; www.olaf-gulbransson-museum.de). Open Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 5pm, it charges 6€ for adults, 5€ for seniors, 1€ for students and persons 6 to 17, and is free for children 5 and under. It's loaded with the cartoons and political satires of Norwegian-born caricaturist Olaf Gulbransson (1873-1958), who lived in Tegernsee and satirized many of Bavaria's and Germany's leaders. He was also editor of a satirical newspaper covering arts and politics, Simplicissimus.
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