Active at Lake Tegernsee

Tegernsee for hikers

Get your fill of the mountains

Hikers love Tegernsee for its variety. The Tegernsee mountains offer more than 300 kilometres of marked trails for all ages and abilities. Gentle walkers can start with a slower-paced tour and stop off to savour culinary highlights along the way.

If you’d like a spectacular view of the entire lake, 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.

Tegernsee for cyclists

Two-wheeled trips in the mountains

Beware: cyclists can get addicted to Tegernsee! If you’re a 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 guaranteed 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 a unique and fabulous landscape. A particularly popular destination is the Wallberg, whose 1,722 metres provide a formidable sporting challenge. But the three-lake-trail, which includes the lakes Tegernsee, Schliersee, and Spitzingsee, is also a firm favourite.

Tegernsee for golfers

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
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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 look no further than Lake Tegernsee to find the Bavarian Oberland’s golfing eldorado: 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 of 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. As well as 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 combine to 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 holidays, when the sun shines down from the blue skies onto the glistening waves, the best fun is to be had in the water. And there’s no lack of bathing spots around Lake Tegernsee.