The Town of Tegernsee - Living Culture

The Town of Tegernsee

A small and peaceful town on the sunny eastern lake shore, Tegernsee boasts some of the prettiest and oldest buildings in the area. Well worth a visit are the ancient Tegernsee monastery (which now houses a brewery, a beer hall and the local high school), Tegernsee’s baroque minster and the many charming Bavarian town houses with their wood-carved balconies. After this, a visit to the Bräustüberl is a must – this medieval vault boasts one of the biggest and liveliest beer halls in Upper Bavaria. Its rustic menu, beautiful murals and unique mix of locals, the rich, the famous and the thirsty are an experience not to be missed. A number of excellent Tegernsee restaurants serve local fish dishes, Bavarian specialties and international cuisine. For dessert you can enjoy homemade Italian ice-cream on the lakefront or a delicious strudel in one of the many Bavarian restaurants.

Quaint shops sell locally manufactured goods from pewter tankards to wedding rings while the nearby train station, which also runs vintage steam train events, has a direct service to the Bavarian capital of Munich. Last but not least, you can enjoy the many folk fairs held around the town’s maypole, musical highlights from classic to jazz and cosy lakefront cafés offering a prime view of the most stunning sunsets.

Embedded in the beautiful spa gardens of Tegernsee Town is a brand new 'playground' for experienced golfers as well as for beginners: a miniature 18 hole putting course. Soft green grass, natural barriers caringly constructed from various types of stone - symphony of white and grey appeals not only to the aesthete. Here, families can have a laugh and professionals hone their putting skills. All will enjoy a surround view of lakes and mountains in the background and an original Italian ice cream parlour just a few steps down.