Close to Munich, you can find the highest mountain in Germany. The Zugspitze has a height of 2,962 metres and offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the magnificent landscape. It is also a popular destination for hiking and skiing enthusiasts. The easiest way to get there is to take the rack railway from Garmisch-Partenkirchen. It takes you up to the summit in half an hour. For skiers and snowboarders, we recommend also visiting the nearby Wetterstein Mountains.
Top 10 Excursion Destinations From Munich
MASEVEN City Guide
Discover interesting excursion destinations near Munich
Would you like to escape the stress of everyday life and really recharge your batteries? Munich’s surrounding countryside offers numerous opportunities to turn your back on the hustle and bustle of the city for a day.
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The Partnachklamm, the “Little Canyon” of Bavaria, is also located near Garmisch and makes for a fascinating nature experience. Here you are surrounded on both sides by massive rock faces rising steeply into the sky, while the torrent rushes beneath your feet. As you hike along the secured path for four hours, you will discover more impressive rock formations and colours. By the way: Dogs are also welcome, as long as they are on a leash!
One of Bavaria’s most beautiful lake districts begins just outside the southern gates of Munich. The Fünfseenland, consisting of Starnberger See, Ammersee, Pilsensee, Wörthsee and Weßlinger See, is one of the most popular local recreation areas for Munich residents as well as tourists. The lakes are so close that they are even part of Munich’s S-Bahn network.
Wildpark (Wildlife Park) Poing is a real insider tip for families and animal lovers. You get to observe local animal species move in their natural habitat and some can even be fed and petted. Look forward to seeing peacocks, deer, mouflons, wolves, peregrine falcons and many other inhabitants of the forests, the meadows and the skies.
People of all ages get their money’ worth in Bavaria’s largest amusement park. More than 60 attractions are waiting for you, including roller coasters, white-water rides and merry-go-rounds. The drive of a bit over an hour from Munich is especially worth it if you’re an adrenalin junkie.
This lake at the foot of the Zugspitze has a special nickname: the Bavarian Caribbean. And for good reason: The water is so clear and turquoise in places that you really think you’re in the Antilles. If only there weren’t the gigantic mountain formation of the Zugspitze right in the background. A word of advice: It’s worth getting up early to go here.
The largest thermal spa in the world is located about 30 kilometres away from our hotel and boasts numerous swimming pools, saunas, steam baths and slides. It’s worth taking a full day for a wellness trip to the spa, because of the impressive range of activities and services. We especially recommend the various sauna infusions, some of which are very entertaining,
Don’t miss out on this classic: the boat trip to the two biggest of the Chiemsee islands, Herrenchiemsee and Fraueninsel. On Fraueninsel, you can marvel at the splendid blossoms in the Frauenwörth monastery garden in summer, while Herreninsel lets you experience Bavarian history with its royal palace dating from the 19th century. We recommend going on a guided tour of the castle.
Water Ski Park Aschheim
The Aschheim Water Ski Park is just a ten-minute drive away from our Dornach location. It is a true paradise for water skiers and (aspiring) wakeboarders. There are beginners’ courses as well as 19 different obstacles for each level. Even just watching is really fun.
Buchheim Museum is located directly on the shore of Lake Starnberg. In addition to the beautiful location in Bernried, the architecture of the building and of course the numerous expressionist exhibits make this so-called Museum of Fantasy worth a visit. Afterwards, if the weather is nice, you can enjoy a cup of coffee and a piece of cake on the terrace of the museum café.