Hiking, © Der Tegernsee, Hansi Heckmair

Activities

It is not difficult to be active in this beautiful corner of the world.
Whether hiking in the Alps, with the SUP on the glittering lake, brisk pace with Nordic walking or on the E-MTB from alpine hut to alpine hut, the holiday region DER TEGERNSEE has a lot to offer in terms of sport.

Hiking around Tegernsee

Get your fill of the mountains. Hikers love Tegernsee for its variety. The Tegernsee mountains offer more than 650 kilometres of marked trails for all ages and abilities. Gentle walkers can start with a slower-paced tour and stop to savour culinary highlights along the way.

If you’d like a spectacular view of the entire lake or the Alps, then choose one of our alpine hikes. The Tegernsee mountains – Wallberg, Hirschberg and Riederstein – are calling.

Children love our exciting hikes designed especially for them, including the “golden eagle trail”, where they become real nature detectives. At the other end of the scale, if you’re a climber or alpinist who relishes a challenge, we have plenty of steep slopes for you to tackle.

Cycling around Tegernsee

Two-wheeled trips in the mountains. Beware: Watch out cyclists can get addicted to Tegernsee. If you’re the sporty type, you absolutely must bring your bike to the TEGERNSEE holiday region. Devotees of nature-friendly cycling will find (mountain) bike trails for all levels of fitness in the Tegernsee mountains, with a breathtaking views. With a little power assistance from an electric mountain bike, you can experience even more of the great outdoors – for instance on our e-MTB pedal-and-eat trail.

Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, you’re sure to find your favourite Bavarian cycling tour through unique and fabulous landscape. A particularly popular destination is the Wallberg, whose 1,722 metres provide an impressive sporting challenge. But the three-lake-trail, which includes the lakes Tegernsee, Schliersee, and Spitzingsee, is also a true favourite.

Golfing around Tegernsee

A golfer’s paradise in the Bavarian Oberland

  • 18 golf courses within half an hour’s drive
  • 12 golf parks with reduced green fees for guests at certain hotels

 

Overview of golf courses and hotels

This traditional sport is attracting an increasing number of devotees from around the world. Requiring great precision and perfection, golf may not be easy to learn, but it’s great fun to play – and it’s a harmonious combination of nature and technology. Golf fans need to look no further than Lake Tegernsee to find the Bavarian Oberland’s golfing paradise: challenging 18-hole courses, a 6-hole short course for beginners and a spacious driving range make golf here amazing.

So grab your clubs and hit the green.

Tegernsee – a “nordic aktiv” region

A total 18 Nordic walking trails in Tegernsee Valley are certified by the German Ski Association (DSV). This makes the area one of the first “DSV nordic aktiv” regions in Germany to provide Nordic sports all year round. Besides cross-country ski trails in winter, there are now Nordic walking summer trails with three levels of difficulty.

Furthermore, the trails have been certified by Germany’s National Meteorological Service (DWD) for their excellent bioclimate and air quality. These factors combined make Lake Tegernsee an ideal place to get active. The certification differentiates between three levels of bioclimatic and physical difficulty.

The combination of Nordic walking, balancing exercises, and bathing in Germany’s most concentrated iodine sulphur spring in Bad Wiessee boosts the immune system long-term and has an anti-ageing effect. This was confirmed in the 2018 Jungbrunnen BERG study conducted as part of the Interreg project “Trail for Health Nord (AB 40)”. That’s one of the reasons all the trail maps include balancing exercises and special tips. Test the effects yourself!

Bathing and swimming

What’s the best thing about Lake Tegernsee? The water. In the summer, when the sun shines down from the blue skies onto the glistening waves, it's a great pleasure to be in the water. And there’s no lack of bathing spots around Lake Tegernsee.