For culture: Tegernsee Town

Way back in the eighth century, Benedictine monks founded the abbey and its brewery on the southeast banks of the lake, sowing the seeds for a culture that has grown and flourished since then.

More than 200 years ago, King Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria acquired the secularised abbey as his summer residence. This was the beginning of a close relationship that has left many traces; the Herzogliche Bräustüberl brewery is just one example. The people of Tegernsee love culture just as much as they love their traditions. High-calibre concerts cover everything from classical music to folk, while the Olaf Gulbransson Museum and the Tegernseer Tal Museum have a reputation for hosting impressive exhibitions.

What’s more, celebration is a way of life for the people of Tegernsee. Join in the traditional Waldfest – “Forest Festival” – in the Schmetterlingsgarten (“Butterfly Garden”) or visit the Seefest, one of three annual lakeside festivals hosted by Bad Wiessee, Rottach-Egern and the Tegernsee Town. Of course, there’s also plenty of opportunity to get away from all the excitement. You can relax by sunbathing at the sandy Point bathing spot or sweating it out on the monte mare sauna ship.