Immediately in front of the Alpenhof Murnau, the largest contiguous nature reserve in Central Europe (23 square kilometers): the Murnauer Moos. With a view of the breathtaking mountain panorama of the Wetterstein (with Germany's highest peak, the Zugspitze), the Estergebirge and the Ammergau Alps, you can enjoy relaxing hours in the picturesque landscape of the Blue Land. The changing light moods make each of the four seasons something special. On your walks through the untouched nature, immerse yourself in a place of rest and relaxation.
The Staffelsee is Murnau largest lake with a total of 7 islands. The water heats up quickly in the summer and is therefore perfect for a fantastic bathing day. The islands are all uninhabited except for the island of Wörth. Murnau-Werdenfelser, goats and sheep graze here. All islands can be reached individually floating, sailing, rowing or surfing. And also hikers and cyclists find their place here. Because the Staffelsee is not too big to go around it. You can also swim through it and get out of the water on one of its seven islands to enjoy the pre-alpine landscape. On its shores beach baths invite you to linger.
At 2962m above sea level the Zugspitze is the highest peak in the Wetterstein Mountains and at the same time the highest mountain in Germany. You can visit the peak by cog railway or cable car and enjoy a panoramic view of more than 400 Alpine peaks.
Absolutely also plan a walk on Eibsee, which is located directly at the valley station. Our tip in bad weather - check summit webcam! It may well be that the summit is above the cloud cover and you can enjoy "onTop" sunshine hours with breathtaking views.
The Walchensee is a worthwhile destination for a day trip. It is one of the deepest and largest alpine lakes in Germany. With its turquoise waters, a walk on its shores alone is a highlight. If you love great panoramas you should definitely visit the summit with the Duchy. Here you have a 360 ° panorama with view to Lake Starnberg and over the Alpine peaks. Technology interested in the adventure power plant Walchensee find exciting things around the power generation by hydropower. This offers free guided tours of the facility.
The Hörnle is one of the local mountains of the Murnau. Here you will find easy hikes in moderate heights with beautiful views and refreshments. Both in summer and winter, the mountain is popular, not least because of the almost all-year-round Hörnlehütte and the Hörnlebahn, which brings you comfortably up and down the mountain
The Herzogstand with 1731m above sea level offers a magnificent view of the surrounding lakes Walchensee, Kochelsee and Staffelsee. Comfortable to reach with the Herzogstandbahn. If you do not have your own snack, the menu of the Berggasthaus Herzogstand offers many delicacies.
From the Herzogstand you can make a degree hike to Heimgarten (1790m). Again, you have the opportunity to stop in the home garden hut.