Welcome to the Blue Land

Hiking in the Alps, a bike ride around the Staffelsee, a visit to the Franz Marc Museum or feasting in the chocolate factory - Murnau and its culinary and cultural landscape in the Upper Bavarian Prealps is an ideal starting point for all activities. Enjoy the historic center with numerous boutiques and small shops, go exploring to one of the surrounding lakes such as the Staffel or Kochelsee or climb the peaks of Herzogstand Heimgartenmassiv, Wetterstein Mountains & Co. Also, the museums and cultural institutions of the region are more than just a bad weather alternative. Here we tell you our personal tips for your time with us.

Family vacation in Bavaria

But not only mountain enthusiasts, even water rats get their money: Among the most popular and warmest lakes in Bavaria include the beach and the idyllic bathing places on a family vacation at Staffelsee, Riegsee and Froschsee. With its seven islands and the soft, boggy water, the Staffelsee, which borders directly on the western outskirts, is unique in the region. The "MS Seehausen" invites with regular round trips between Murnau, Seehausen and Uffing to unforgettable discovery tours for your completely successful family program.

Hiking holiday in Bavaria

Mountain lovers can let the about 70 kilometers away Munich with enthusiasm "left" and are dedicated to the mighty peaks and ridges of the nearby Alps: The view extends to the Ammergau Alps, the Hörnle and the Ettaler Manndl in the southwest, the Wetterstein Mountains with Zugspitze and Alpspitze in the south as well as the Estergebirge and the Walchenseeberge Heimgarten and Herzogstand in the southeast.

Bicycle and mountain bike tours through Upper Bavaria

This dreamlike scenery can also be discovered on leisurely family cycling tours or in some demanding mountain bike tours.
Extensive information on the various bike tours around the Alpenhof Murnau including tips and checklists can be found in our exclusive bike and mountain bike guide Murnau.

German art, culture and tradition

In addition to the Franz Marc Museum and the Münter Haus, other art collections such as the Schloss Museum Murnau, the Buchheim Museum or the Museum Penzberg await discovery. The highlight of the event calendar is the world-famous Oberammergau Passion Play, which takes place only every 10 years.

Discover more

The most popular activities around Murnau

Our gallery