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Things to do in Tegernsee area?

We will be in Tegernsee area for 3 nights (we have a rental car). Any recommendations? We are traveling with 2 boys ages (5 and 3)

Thank you!

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I will assume your trip is Spring to Fall? Drive south into Austria to the Achensee about an hour drive (lots to do there): In Maurach take the cable car to the top of the Rofan and walk to the Dalfaz Alm: Other things to do on the Rofan too: Go to Pertisau and into the Naturpark Karwendel: From Maurach drive another 45 minutes south and you are in the middle of the Zillertal at Mayrhofen and "echt" in the Alps: From Mayrhofen drive another half hour southwest and you are at the Hintertux Glacier: snow! This is a little aggressive for a three year old and can use a day or more, but don't discount it...

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Many possibilities, e.g., ...


  • church of the former Benedictine Abbey in Tegernsee (historically one of the most important Benedictine abbeys of Europe);
    • trip to Kloster Reutberg (ca 20min; baroque church, very nice Bräustüberl for lunch); the nearby Kirchsee is shallow and ideal for children
    • Dietramszell monastry
    • Benedictine Abbey Schäftlarn
    • Buchheim Museum in Bernried at lake Starbergersee (modern art)
    • Chiemsee (ca 40 min; boat trip to Herrchiemsee palace and frauenchiemsee abbey)

Nature and (easy) hikings:

  • boat tour on lake Tegernsee
  • tour the Hirschberg (easy, fine view; starting point is Scharling)
  • hike from Tegernsee over the Baumgartenschneid to lake Spitzingsee (back by bus who runs through the forest several times per day);
  • easy hike to the Königsalm (most convenient starting point is the "Winterstube" parking on B 307 SW of Kreuth), can be extented (with sturdy shoes) to the Schildenstein mountain
  • lake Schliersee and cable car from Osterhofen up to the Wendelstein (if you plan accordingly, you can descend by cog railway on the opposite (north) side and take one of the two afternoon buses back to Osterhofen).
  • trip to the Walchensee; take the Herzogstandbahn cable car up to the Herzogstand and walk over the ridge to the Heimgarten (spectacular views on both lakes and the alps)

... and many more.

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Hope this helps,


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We are traveling with 2 boys ages (5 and 3)

This changes things a little. I would say skip renting bikes then but the rest are good for small children (the Markus Wasmeier Freilichtmuseum is not to be missed with kids).

Additionally I would add the water park in Bad Wiessee if you children are good swimmers, the wildpark in Blindham about 40min drive from Tegernsee, feed some duck/geese,swan on the lake, a day trip driving through the mountains to nearby Mittenwald would be nice as well.


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If you did not have the kids (or could find a babysitter) then I would recommend the Monte Mare Seesauna. An excellent bath experience with a more diverse, and younger, crowd than the baths at Baden Baden (it is co-ed and nude)

Otherwise, do enjoy a meal and some excellent beer at the Herzogliches Bräustüberl Tegernsee.

I could add more...but it would be a repeat of what others have said.