Traunstein is a hidden gem in the German Alps. The town is nestled in the foothills of the Alps, surrounded by picturesque mountain scenery. The old town is charming, with narrow streets and a lively atmosphere. There are a number of lovely churches and other historic buildings, as well as a picturesque castle on the edge of town. The town is a popular base for hikers and climbers, with plenty of trails in the surrounding mountains. There are also a number of ski resorts in the area. The town is well connected by public transport, making it a convenient base for exploring the region.