Enjoyment & Savoir Vivre
Refuge for Kings & (Life) Artists
Here, Bavaria is said to be at its most Bavarian. And that is why the Tegernsee Valley has always attracted royalty, aesthetes and libertines. King Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria made Tegernsee his summer residence. This entailed an influx of international aristocrats and artists who got on effortlessly with the locals, united by a shared love for nature and the effort to preserve it in all its splendour. Even today, this mindset is evident in the ubiquitous way tradition permeates everyday life, including the wearing of traditional Bavarian garb. Forest festivals are occasions for music and dance; lake festivals celebrate the elixir that is a means of existence for some, a source of power and nutrition for others: crystal clear lake water. Regional delicacies include trout and char as well as the highly palatable Tegernsee beer, mountain deer, healthy milk and aromatic cheeses, honey and delectable fruit spirits. The Tegernsee “Genießerland” gourmet region unites likeminded producers as well as proprietors of restaurants and inns. Together, they guarantee the exquisite quality that guests and inhabitants of the valley enjoy and appreciate so much.