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Seehausen am Staffelsee Overview

Seehausen am Staffelsee is a lakeside resort and spa town in the alpine foothills of upper Bavaria. With its 7 islands, the Staffelsee and surrounding region offer an idyllic location for hiking, swimming and sailing in the summer, skiing and ice skating in the winter. From here you can easily visit Castle Neuschwanstein to the west or Germany’s highest peak, the Zugspitze, to the south. We feature a variety of fully-furnished vacation apartments with beautiful views of the lake and surrounding mountains.

Seehausen am Staffelsee is a town in the district of Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Garmisch-Partenkirchen vacation rentals | Garmisch-Partenkirchen travel guide), in Bavaria, Germany.

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Various health resorts

Various lake and hiking activities

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More about the History of Seehausen am Staffelsee

Seehausen was founded in 650. The Ettal (Ettal vacation rentals | Ettal travel guide) monastery was built in 1330 and was part of the Electorate of Bavaria. In 1773 the parish was transferred to fall under the island city's powers..

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Located on the eastern shore of Staffelsee Lake, Seehausen am Staffelsee is situated in the Garmisch-Partenkirchen district in southern Bavaria. According to the anti-Nazi, Austrian-Hungarian writer Ödön von Horváth, Seehausen am Staffelsee "is the loveliest place on the northern edge of the Bavarian Alps." Praise indeed for such a beautiful part of the world! This old fishing village is known for its historic farmhouses with painted scenes on their facades. Popular activities in and around Seehausen am Staffelsee include hiking, swimming, fishing, and water sports. Between April and October, boat trips can be taken on the MS Seehausen between the piers at Seehausen, Uffing, and Achele. Water lovers are sure to enjoy the 300-meter long beach area. Water slides, recreational islands, and mini-golf courses provide entertaining variety for the young and young-at-heart. Visitors to Seehausen am Staffelsee also make ample use of the opportunities to rent sail boats, surf boards, row boats, pedal boats, and motor boats. If you need a break from the water, take advantage of the 14 miles of hiking paths around the town. In the winter, ice skating, hockey, skiing, and snow boarding are popular pastimes around here. In terms of cultural activities, there is a local history museum in town, and neighboring Murnau offers beautifully restored historic houses, restaurants, boutiques, a castle museum, and a museum featuring the art of Wassily Kandinsky. If you are interested in a day trip to a larger city, avail yourself of the good rail connections to both Munich (45 miles north) and Innsbruck (55 miles south).

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