82418 Murnau am Staffelsee
With 32 km², the Murnauer Moos right on our doorstep is the largest contiguous near-natural mire area in Central Europe - and simply a feast for the eyes! 23 km² of the area have been designated as a nature reserve, where numerous endangered plants and animals find a secure habitat. This biotope can be discovered on a 12 km long circular hiking trail. A little deeper into it, you can walk along the boardwalk, which makes it possible to cross the natural moorland without damaging it. If you want to learn even more, visit the Biological Station in the Moos.
Eight square kilometers that we have really grown fond of: Our "Haussee" is a popular swimming lake with mild, boggy water that warms up quickly due to the lake's trough location. The seven small islands are wonderful spots for swimming breaks (the smallest, Jacob's Island, can fit just a handful of people) and make the whole setting all the more picturesque. You can also hike or bike around it for 20.5 km. A passenger boat also runs between Murnau, Seehausen and Uffing.
Germany's highest mountain even has its own postal code: at 2962 meters above sea level, the Zugspitze rises about 11 kilometers south of Garmisch-Partenkirchen as the highest peak in the Wetterstein Mountains. For all those who want to go high up: With the help of the Bavarian Zugspitze Railway, a fascinating mountain tour through Partnachklamm, Reintal and Zugspitzplatt can even be completed in one day. Once at the top, visitors have the opportunity to experience one of Germany's last glaciers up close. For those who prefer to stay down: Around the Eibsee you can enjoy a wonderful panorama.
Bavaria not only has mountains, but also electricity: The Walchensee storage power plant is considered the cradle of industrial electricity generation in Bavaria and was completed as early as 1924. The difference in altitude between Lake Walchen and Lake Kochel is used for this purpose. With an annual generation of around 300 million kilowatt hours (300 gigawatt hours), it is still one of the largest high-pressure storage power plants in Germany. Since 1983, it has also been a protected industrial monument that fascinates children and technology enthusiasts in its visitor center.
Front, middle or back Hörnle: All three peaks of our local mountain are worth a visit. You can climb them on foot, use the Hörnle cable car or take a challenging bike ride up - whatever you like or whatever your fitness level allows. Or you can enjoy the view of the mountain face illuminated by the evening sun and simply think: How beautiful it is here!
What a view! The panorama that you can enjoy from Munich's local mountain Herzogstand at 1731 m is simply spectacular. Kochelsee, Benediktenwand, Walchensee, Karwendel, Wetterstein, Zugspitze and Ammergau Alps line up next to each other and offer one of the most sensational alpine experiences in our region. With the Herzogstandbahn you can reach the top in just a few minutes, hikers need about 2.5 hours for the ascent (about 1000 meters altitude). Either way: an excursion that will remain unforgettable!
A view with a kick and pure adrenaline: A little courage is required on highline 179, the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in "Tibetstyle". However, this is rewarded with a spectacular view, because at a height of 114 m and with a 360-degree view of a fantastic mountain landscape, you hardly know where you want to look first. In this case, "Little Tibet" is only an hour away from the Alpenhof and is definitely worth a trip!
Village character, old farms, churches worth seeing and a cozy lifestyle make Riegsee a charming, typical Bavarian village. The lake of the same name is one of the cleanest in Upper Bavaria. Plus: The mountains are not right on your doorstep here, but just far enough away that you can enjoy a magnificent view of the mountain range from the Benediktenwand in the east to the Herzogstand and Heimgarten, the Estergebirge and the Wetterstein Mountains with the Zugspitze to the Ammergau Mountains. A perfect swimming spot that can be easily reached by bike from the hotel.