Welcome to the "Blue Country"

Hiking in the Alps, a bike tour around the Staffelsee, a visit to the Franz Marc museum or feasting in the chocolate manufactory - Murnau and its pleasure and cultural landscape in the middle of the Upper Bavarian Pre-Alps is an ideal starting point for all kinds of activities. Enjoy the historic town center with its numerous boutiques and small stores, go on an exploration tour to one of the surrounding lakes such as the Staffelsee or Kochelsee or climb the peaks of the Herzogstand-Heimgartenmassiv, Wetterstein Mountains and the Ammergau Alps. The museums and cultural institutions of the region are also more than just a bad-weather alternative. Here we reveal our personal tips for your time with us.

Family vacation at lake Staffelsee

But not only mountain enthusiasts, also water rats get their money's worth: Among the most popular and warmest lakes in Bavaria are the lidos and the idyllic swimming spots during a family vacation at Staffelsee, Riegsee and Froschsee. With its seven islands and soft, boggy water, Staffelsee, which borders directly on the western edge of town, is unique in the region. The "MS Seehausen" invites you with regular round trips between Murnau, Seehausen and Uffing to unforgettable discovery tours for your all-round family program.

 

Hiking vacation in Bavaria

When hiking, mountain lovers enthusiastically leave Munich, which is about 70 kilometers away, "to the left" and devote themselves to the mighty peaks and ridges of the nearby Alpine chain: the view extends to the Ammergau Alps, to the Hörnle and the Ettaler Manndl in the southwest, the Wetterstein Mountains with Zugspitze and Alpspitze in the south, and the Ester Mountains and the Walchensee mountains Heimgarten and Herzogstand in the southeast.

Bike tours and mountain bike tours through Upper Bavaria

This dreamlike scenery can also be discovered on leisurely family bike tours or partly challenging mountain bike tours.
Extensive information about the various bike tours around the Alpenhof Murnau incl. tips and checklists can be found in our exclusive bike and mountain bike guide Murnau.

 

Art and culture in the Bavarian Pre-Alps

In addition to the Franz Marc museum and the Münter House, other art collections such as those in the Schloss Museum Murnau, the Buchheim Museum or the Museum Penzberg are waiting to be discovered. The world-famous Oberammergau Passion Play, which only takes place every 10 years, is also a highlight in the calendar of events.

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