Whether you’re on the mountain or the water, cherish the moment.

The lake can be light blue, emerald green or brilliant turquoise, as smooth as glass or gently rippled. Idyllic alpine pastures and mountains – snow-covered, sunlit, or both – surround it. Swimmers, sailors and surfers enjoy the refreshing water and, with the backdrop of the mountains, the lake is paradise for skiers, hikers and mountain lovers. Freedom, peace and a friendly welcome await you here. Come to the TEGERNSEE holiday region and discover for yourself why Lake Tegernsee is the lake to love.

What to do at lake Tegernsee?

Take a boat trip with the "Seenschifffahrt Tegernsee" and enjoy the picturesque Bavarian landscape from a new perspective. Or rent a boat and explore the lake on your own.

Go for a hike and visit a mountain hut for a classic Bavarian snack (“Brotzeit”) and enjoy the great view over the alps.

Enjoy the authentic food in the beer gardens and restaurants around the lake.

Visit a traditional event, like the famous lakefestivals in the summermonth, the oldest horseback procession of St. Leonhard, the Rosstag Horse Festival in Rottach-Egern in autumn or the Christmas-Markets in winter.

Challenge your luck having a night out in the biggest casino of Bavaria.

Take a rejuvenating bath at Germanys most powerful iodinesulfur springs in Bad Wiessee

And not to forget, take a swim in the crystal clear water of lake Tegernsee.

What to see?

The View over the Bavarian alps from the top of the Wallberg, the highest mountain at the lake - just take the gondola.

The traditional restaurant Bräustüberl and the iconic Tegernsee monastery alongside the lake, an absolute must see visiting this area.

Have a stroll at the Seestraße – the fashion mile in the heart of Rottach-Egern, a pretty street alongside the lake with a wide range of shops and restaurants.

Visit the Olaf Gulbranson Museums and enjoy the arts of this extraordinary artist and his entertaining caricatures.

Explore pure nature at the “Sutten” area and experience one of the most typical Bavarian landscapes you normally just know from postcards – if you are lucky, you might even see a golden eagle or chamois.

What to taste?

Have some handmade cheese from the “Naturkäserei Tegernseer Land”. You can also go on a guided tour through the cheese diary including a cheese tasting.

An absolute must do during a stay at lake Tegernsee, is having a big glass of fresh taped Tegernseer beer.

If you are a fish-lover, try some fresh caught samlet (“Saibling”) at the ducal fisheries in Kreuth.

If you are visiting the area of lake Tegernsee at the end of October, make sure to reserve a table for a typical local dinner - duck, red cabbage and dumplings. Around the regional holiday “Kirchweih”, this is very common und absolutely delicious!

Ever wanted to dine in a Michelin-Star restaurant? Forget about Jamie Oliver. At lake Tegernsee you can visit 3-star chef Christian Jürgens at the restaurant “Überfahrt” or you go for an excellent meal at “Dichterstub’n” the home of star-chef Thomas Kellermann.

Sport and outdoor activities



Food & Drink

Waldfest am Tegernsee
Lake Tegernsee – Bavarian through and through

Culture & Traditions

Waldfest aus einer besonderen Perspektive
Events at Lake Tegernsee


Fun for kids included

Family holidays

Rottach Egern im Winter
dream vacation in winter

winter experience

Teambuilding, © Bayern Tourismus Marketing, Jan Greune
Conferences at the Tegernsee