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Starnberg & Surroundings

Fantastic excursions all around the Starnberger See

Sightseeing & leisure tips in Starnberg and its surroundings

Leisure tips

Magnificent nature can be seen throughout the Starnberg- Ammersee regions. The wide, green meadows of this environment are criss-crossed by little rivers and idyllic hiking trails. The location of our hotel, only a few minutes away from the shore of the Starnberger See lake, is perfect for hiking and bike trips, water sports, golf and many other activities. Or listen to the tales of our royal highnesses in the Starnberg-Ammersee region on a themed tour or an audio-accompanied walk past fascinating places. Munich, the Bavarian capital, is only 30 km to the north-east and has a unique wealth of culture and historic sights to offer.

Swimming in the lake

The Starnberger See is the inviting “pearl in the south of Munich” that attracts the inhabitants of the city to its shores every summer. Its clear water and the beautiful view make the lake ideal for swimming and fun.

Boat trip

The Starnberg jetty for the excursion boats that travel across the lake is only a few hundred metres away from our hotel. The northern tour sails several times a day and takes just under two hours.

Buchheim Museum

Discover the Buchheim Museum of the Imagination in Bernried by the Starnberger See. The collection of Expressionists is one of the most famous of its kind. Along with the central exhibition, the Museum displays items from all over the world.


The Ilkahöhe with the Forsthaus restaurant lies 726 m above sea level on a small mountain ridge near Tutzing on the western shore of the Starnberger See lake. This ridge was formed during the Würm ice age and is an outstanding viewpoint.


The Roseninsel (Rose Island) is an idyllic island in the Starnberger See. Completely car-free, the magnificent gardens and parks are the centre of attention, as are the royal buildings including the impressive casino.

Andechs Monastery

The Andechs Monastery was founded in the 8th century by the Benedictines. It is located on a hill above the small town of Andechs, about 20 km to the south-west of Munich. The monastery is famous for its brewery.


The capital of the Federal State of Bavaria is a popular travel destination and attracts millions of visitors every year to see the sights of the city. The Oktoberfest on the Theresienwiese meadow is the high point of the calendar in autumn.


The game of golf has many fans in the south of Bavaria, which has led to a very good selection of excellent golf courses in the region. Enjoy the fresh air and the picturesque panoramic views.

King Ludwig Trail

The King Ludwig Trail runs from Berg on the Starnberger See lake to Füssen. The trail passes some of the most beautiful places in the surrounding area. The views of high mountains, deep valleys and picturesque villages will leave memorable impressions.

Maisinger See

The Maisinger See is a shallow lake, 10 km to the south-west of Starnberg. The wide shoreland zones have a dense growth of reeds and trees, making them a breeding ground for many species of birds.


The Osterseen lakes are an upland moor landscape, consisting of 19 small lakes to the south-west of the Starnberger See. The lakes are near Iffeldorf and form a fabulous nature reserve with a wide variety of flora and fauna.

Want to find out more?

You can find further information on Starnberg and its surroundings, including the many and varied leisure options as well as tips for events on the region’s website StarnbergAmmersee.