Holidays in Tegernseer Tal
Idyllic Tegernseer Tal valley can be found about 50 kilometers south of Munich, at the edge of Bavaria's Alpine foothills. Active holiday makers especially appreciate the great number of attractive sports and activities while health vacationers love the bracing climate, the more than 100 year old iodine-sulfur spring, the healing St. Quirinus oil plus many health hotels, recreational offers and spa centers. Scenic lake Tegernsee – one of Germany's cleanest waters – is fed by crystal clear Alpine brooks. The whole Tegernseer Tal features the holiday resorts of Tegernsee right on the lakeshore, Gmund am Tegernsee, Rottach-Egern, Kreuth and Bad Wiessee. Entertaining Bavarian events and program highlights are scheduled throughout the year, coupled with fine culinary delicacies served in the quaint local inns.
Tegernseer Tal – Active and healthy summer holiday
Active holiday makers of all ages feel at ease in the marvelous Tegernseer Tal valley. Not without reason the area is renowned for a huge range of sports and activities like swimming, diving, sailing and wind surfing on lake Tegernsee plus many other highlights: ballooning, beach volleyball and paragliding are only a few of the many opportunities. Golf players will find a real paradise within Tegernseer Tal since there are two challenging 18-hole golf courses, a 6-hole golf course and a huge driving range. A network of cycling trails for both mountain bikers or e-bikers is spread all over the holiday region. Families can explore the easy lakeside loop route with almost no change in elevation and uninterrupted panoramic views of the mountains and lake. Ambitious mountain bikers are recommended to try the Wallberg downhill trail featuring 780 meters of altitude gain.
Splendid Tegernseer Tal also makes a true heaven for walkers and hikers of all skill levels. Among the undisputed highlights ranks the adventure hiking trail giving an insight into the world of the golden eagle. The quite exhausting ascent to Hirschberg is rewarded with picture-book views of the Alpine foothills and lake Tegernsee. The Tegernsee climatic health park offers a vast 310 kilometer hiking trail network and nordic walking routes leading around the lake. Health fans will love the Wiessee iodine-sulfur bath which has healing effects on eye and skin diseases, and can soothe problems with the respiratory tract and the musculo-skeletal system. Countless outdoor festivals and parades are scheduled all summer long in the fantastic Tegernseer Tal.
Tegernseer Tal – Peace and recreation in winter
The Spitzingsee ski area is popular among all sports fans in Munich, the Bavarian capital. A fine ski region offering varied ski slopes and demanding runs, 21 mountain lifts and practicing slopes. The ungroomed "Glaslhang" on the north-western slope of Wallberg attracts riders and freestylers from near and far. Other ski mountains like Oedberg, Hirschberg, Kirchberg and Sonnenmoos are renowned among novice skiers and families. Night skiing is available on Oedberg. The Alpen Plus Skipass is the best way to explore all winter regions at a glance.
Over 100 kilometers of cross-country skiing trails in the surroundings of lake Tegernsee attract nordic sport fans of all ages and abilities. The classic-style nordic track of Kreuth ranks among the most beautiful cross-country skiing routes, traveling through snow-covered winter landscapes and deep green forests towards Glashütte. Off the beaten tracks winter fans enjoy endless kilometers of signposted winter walking routes or indulge in scenic snowshoe hiking trails to the region's most idyllic spots. Culture lovers shouldn't miss out on a visit to the Tegernseer Tal museum that gives an insight into Ancient Bavarian history and traditions. The horse carriage, cart and sled museum is an absolute must.
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Become friends of Tegernsee!
Lakeside Romance and Countryside Charm!If you love water sports but don't want to miss out on the mountains then the Tegernsee lake is the place to be. A great range of sports, leisure-time and recreation opportunities turn your summer holiday here at the Tegernsee lake into a true adventure - not only for keen swimmers. Hikers enjoy 90km of signed and safe hiking paths, mountain bikers adore the great variety of tracks: they can choose between easy to professional routes - more than 200km await them.
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