Rottach Egern in Winter, © Der Tegernsee, Christoph Schempershofe

For pleasure: Rottach-Egern

The beautiful countryside at the foot of the impressive Wallberg and the inspirational atmosphere created by galleries, boutiques and excellent cafés and restaurants combine to attract everyone from outdoor enthusiasts to young families to Rottach-Egern, on the southern banks of Lake Tegernsee.

No other place unites genuine tradition, sporting activities and cosmopolitan flair with such ease and pleasure. Rottach-Egern has all the ingredients for a happy holiday – from Michelin-starred restaurants to rustic Bavarian taverns, from luxury hotels to cosy B&Bs, from hustle and bustle to the calm of the lake. At 1,722 metres above sea level, the Wallberg is a treat for mountain lovers. You’ll find a marvellous view of the glistening lake and an idyllic chapel that looks out over the Alps, and, with a little bit of luck and sunshine, you’ll see specks of colour in the sky above the mountain: paragliders and hang-gliders savouring the lightness of life and the freedom of flying.