Walchensee

The lake "Walchensee" and the surrounding Karwendel Mountains are famous for the unique natural beauty, the breathtaking views and their traditional charm.

The beautiful lake lies 75km south from Munich in the middle of the untouched nature of the Bavarian Alps.

The lake and its island Sassau belong to the community "Kochel am See".Walchensee is one of the biggest alpine lakes in Germany with 16.4 km² and approximately 27 km of shoreline. Furthermore it is also one of the deepest lakes with 192 meters at its deepest point.

Hiking, swimming, sailing, surfing, cross-country and alpine skiing – everybody can find an activity that suits his taste.

The most beautiful natural beaches can be found in Walchensee, Lobesau, Einsiedel, Atlach, Niedernach and Urfeld.

Mass tourism has not yet found its way to Walchensee, therefore you will find rather small hotels, guest houses or private accommodation than big touristic complexes, in the surrounding villages such as Urfeld, Zwergern or Einsiedl.

If you want to experience the traditional Bavaria you will not be disappointed when visiting the little villages that are surrounding the lake. Historic monasteries, small churches, houses which are decorated with floral ornaments, cafes with sunny terraces and of course the Bavarian beergardens will cast their spell on you. If you are lucky it will happen that there is a traditional festival during your visit with the typical brass music and Bavarian dance.

It is the perfect place for a relaxing holiday for your soul.

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How to get there:

By car:

Take the A95 München- Garmisch-Partenkirchen /EXIT No. 10 Murnau/Kochel, drive in direction Walchensee for 23 km.

By public transport:

You can take the train from Munich to Kochel am See. From Kochel there is a bus (regional public transport RVO Regionalverkehr Oberbayern) which takes you directly to Walchensee.