Leisure tips

The Walchensee lake - water sports and hiking paradise

Enjoy a natural paradise at the Walchensee lake all year round. The unique landscape around Germany's largest mountain lake (16.4 square kilometres) consists of nothing but untouched nature. Unspoilt shores, free of the pollution and noise of motorboats, are just right for all kinds of activities. The natural bathing beaches, especially on the south and east shores, are a must for avid bathers.

Leisure activities at the Youth Hostel

Table tennis
Board games on loan

Leisure activities in the area

Walchensee lake: summer sports include windsurfing, sailing, diving, cycling and mountainbiking.
Winter sports: cross-country and downhill skiing (Herzogstand piste ends directly at the Youth Hostel, 7 km of piste) Bring your own equipment.

Outings and excursions

Glentleiten open-air museum
Power plant at Kochelsee lake
Trimini water park
Mountain hikes and hiking paths round about the Walchensee lake (day tours), Jochberg, Herzogstand and Heimgarten mountains
Tourist attractions: round trip to Linderhof Palace, Ettal Abbey, Neuschwanstein palace, Schwangau and Walchensee power plant.
Grosseil open-air museum (pottery and weaving)
Murnauer Moos moors
Day trips to Munich, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Mittenwald, Innsbruck

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