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"once we reach starnberg and take the boat ride, is the boat ride enough to see the places along the lake? what else do you suggest we do there? and how do we reach ammersee from here?" (posted 05/28/2015)

Lake Starnberg there are various boat routes. You can choose the biggest tour. The steamer stops at every pier and you can get out there again and explore on foot the area and then get back on the steamer. Lake Starnberg can be visited, for example, the Rose Island, where former Empress Elisabeth liked to stay. If you want to look at the Ammersee, you have to go there by car and can also equal to visit Andechs. I hope that I could help you something.
Answer provided by Rosemarie Eder on 05/29/2015
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Hello, a round trip by boat on Lake Starnberg is certainly a great experience. The large circular driving tour (whole lake) takes about 3 1/2 hours, the small tour about 2 hours. There is also a special locks drive. Exact information is available online at www.schiffahrt.de. The combination of Starnberg Ammersee (Hersching) is bad. Bus (about 45 min drive) is only about every 2 hours. Better it would be to take a taxi. Lake Starnberg and Ammersee are but hard to create in one day. The ships on the Ammersee are partially in historic design. Also there are tours possible, for example with a nostalgic paddle steamer. My suggestion: Guests are able to rent a room with us in Tutzing and learn from here to Lake Starnberg. From Tutzing there is a good bus service to the cloister Andechs at Hersching am Ammersee - in the rest of the beer of Andechs monastery is ausergewöhnlich good! Then there is still time to explore the Ammersee. Regards J. Walther
Answer provided by Jürgen Walther on 05/29/2015
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"We will be in Munich late July. I am writing a book and a scene takes place in Starnberg. How can I get around the town and see the villas, etc. Are there taxis? travel guides? Thanks" (posted 07/11/2016)

Dear customer, like I put myself available and show you Starnberg and surroundings. Are you still a Unterkunftß Greetings Rosemarie I am able to talke in English. Greetings.
Answer provided by Rosemarie Eder on 07/12/2016
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Where to find good quality groceries?

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Are there any local food specialties one should try out?

What makes this destination special? Why should one spend some time here during vacation?

"We will be in Munich at the end of April. We would like to take a one day trip to the starnbergh am see area. How would you recommend that we spend our time there?" (posted 12/28/2014)

Dear guests, the end of April it may just have very nice weather or not. which is always the question. We are 30 min. Walk from Mchn and at the same time 30 min. From the mountains. When the weather hairdryer they see near the mountains on the horizon from STA-See.Zum gripping. I would recommend a round-trip from Starnberg with the steamer. you will see the meiste.Dies but only in good weather. Then you can go to Sissi, this was the österreich.Kaiserin. But just born and raised in Possenhofen. It has often met with King Ludiwg, on Rose Island. There you can also visit the historic house. King Ludiwg tomb, on the eastern shore of the lake. Tutzing at the lake by car, or a tour to the STA Lake mti car. Or sign up with Mrs. Eder, you show them the lake! Rosemarie_Eder@gmx.de There she greets the Starnberger See-Jungfrau.
Answer provided by Rosemarie Eder on 12/29/2014
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Am Starnberger See is to go very nice walk! Big parklands of Possenhofen to Tutzing. In Possenhofen is the castle of Sissi - unfortunately, it can only be viewed from Ausssen, but in the Possenhofener S-train station there is also a small museum about Sissi. Starnberg itself is a small town, there is also the small harbor nice, you can rent rowboats and small electric boats can sail across the lake. Nice is also a boat trip across the whole lake: http://www.starnbergersee-info.de/bayerische-seenschifffahrt/ Regards Andrea Querchfeld
Answer provided by Andrea Querchfeld on 12/29/2014
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Starnberg has survived from earlier times still the reputation of a posh town in the Pesrönlichkeiten known from the art and film world. Unfortunately, by the development (new buildings and unbewälitgter traffic) lost much of the original charm, so that a sightseeing tour essentially the Schlossberg and the next-door church of St. Joseph may limit. From this hill you have a very nice view of the town, the lake and the mountain panorama. Very nice is the view from the lake front - right by the station - across the lake to the Alps. Starnberg is described in detail in Wikipedia Germany under http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starnberg. Basically, it would be advisable to make this trip from Munich S-Bahn, as the parking problem is difficult in this region. The driving time from Munich to Starnberg is approximately 30 minutes. - Please DO NOT get off at Starnberg-Nord train station, which is just a suburb -. The S-Bahn use would also have the advantage that you can go with an all day ticket valid group in the neighboring towns. For example, to Feldafing to visit the "Empress Sisi Museum" at the station (http://www.kaiserin-elisabeth-museum-ev.de/). Ebeso a visit the other places on the lake (eg Tutzing with a very beautiful promenade -. With Mountain view) empfehelenswert. Pedestrians walk is a direction Schlossberg for votive chapel (in memory of the death of Bavaria Ludwig II in 1886) possible (about 2-2.5 hours walk). A full day is recommended for a negotiated stretch stay, Starnberg alone is half a day is sufficient. Best regards and good wishes for the New Year J. Walther
Answer provided by Jürgen Walther on 12/29/2014
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"Hi, I'm visiting in mid-September, please advise what are some interesting & exciting activities I can do. Thank you. Regards, Catherine Zee" (posted 08/23/2016)

Dear Ms. Zee, they can make a lot here. First off, arriving at rest. find oneself. The lake seduced too much. Walks. We live in Lakeland 5 because there are many ships, various. Routes and they can also go sailing. Cycling, Hiking. Driving in the mountains. Go to Munich. Div. Operas, and spectating. Praying, walking the hl. Berg Andechs. Monastery and beer! Bavarian culture live. Internat. Restaurant visit. To eat ice! Movie theater. Go to bank to withdraw money. Cars rent. Dryks, balloon flight, motorcycles, etc. See the nature and seabirds. Watch cows in the pasture. Bell ringing. Visit caffees. Doctors seek. Relax. Swimming pools, sports, music, etc. courses occupy Kindest Regards Rosemarie Eder
Answer provided by Rosemarie Eder on 08/24/2016
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Popular Points of Interest in and near Starnberg

  • Castle Berg (Lake Starnberg)
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    Castle Berg (Lake Starnberg)

    The Castle of Berg (German: Schloss Berg) is situated at the east bank of Lake Starnberg in the village of c in Upper Bavaria.


    The estate was acquired by Ferdinand Maria, Elector of Bavaria in 1676 who ordered the construction the Castle of Berg. It was the venue of numerous festivities also under his successors. In 1849 King Maximilian II. instructed the architect Eduard Riedel to redesign the castle in neo-gothic style with several towers and a crenellate. The castle was also a summer residence of Maximilian's son Ludwig II of Bavaria who ordered to edify the chapel in 1876. On June 12, 1886 Ludwig, who was placed under disability shortly before, was transported to Castle Berg. On June 13 searchers found the king dead, floating in the shallow water near the shore.

    After World War II the castle was damaged by American soldiers and rebuilt only very simplified. Today the castle continues to be a home for the head of the house of Wittelsbach, currently Franz, Duke of Bavaria.

  • Rose Island and Royal Villa Casino auf der Roseninsel on Lake Starnberg
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    Rose Island and Royal Villa Casino auf der Roseninsel on Lake Starnberg

    Rose Island is Lake Starnberg's only island and site of a royal villa of King Ludwig II of Bavaria. He was particularly attached to this place and made frequent renovations and remodelings of the small garden and the villa, which is called casino. Guests on the island were the composer Richard Wagner, Empress Elisabeth of Austria and Czarina Maria Alexandrovna of Russia. The villa is today a small museum and open to the general public.

    Villa Hours: May - October 15: 12 pm - 6pm. Closed Mondays. Closed October 16-April.

    Villa Admission: 3 € Adults, 2 € Concessions.

  • Buchheim Museum (Museum der Phantasie)
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    Buchheim Museum (Museum der Phantasie)

    For the collections of Lothar-Günther Buchheim – painter, photographer, publisher, author of art books and novels – architect Günter Behnisch has designed an open and multi-segmental structure that reflects the museum's extraordinary diversity. The legendary core of the collection, works of Expressionism predominantly by the artists' group Brücke (1905–1913), are shown in spacious halls. The more intimate rooms of the towers are reserved for the collections of folk art and ethnological artistry, as well as for Buchheim's own work. A unique architectural feature is the deck that is suspended twelve-meters high over the lake, providing museum visitors with a view of the town of Starnberg and the Alps.

    Hours: April through October: Tuesday - Sunday and holidays 10am – 6pm. November - March: Tuesday to Sunday and holidays 10am – 5pm.

    Admission: 8.50 € Adults, 3.50 € Concessions, 18 € Family card.

  • Berg Castle (Schloss Berg)
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    Berg Castle (Schloss Berg)

    Schloss Berg has been owned by the ruling house of Wittelsbach since 1669. Its fame stems from the fact that it was the final residence of King Ludwig II of Bavaria. All the Gothic details added to the castle by King Ludwig in the mid-19th century have been removed, the Schloss returned to its appearance as it would have looked in the 17th and 18th centuries. The castle is still privately owned and not open to the public, and a gatehouse blocks a view of its facade. From the lake, summer foliage blocks the view, though it can be seen from the lake in winter. Although you can't go inside, you can wander through the former grounds of the castle, which have been turned into a public park. It is located in Berg on the eastern shores of Lake Starnberg.

  • Empress Elizabeth Museum

    The young Empress Elizabeth, known throughout her life as Sisi, used to spend her summer holidays in Possenhofen on Lake Starnberg with her parents, brothers and sisters. She and members of her family as well as Kings, the Emperor and the nobility spent some time in the magnificent stateroom – now used by the museum. At that time this room served as an arrival and departure hall of the station.

    Individual guided tours – approximately 1 hour – are offered.

    Hours: Open May 1st through October 15th, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 2pm - 6pm.

    Admission (includes guided tour): 4 € Adults, 3 € Concessions, 1 € Children.

  • Museum of Lake Starnberg

    Museum of Lake Starnberg

    The permanent collection of this Regional Museum deals with one part of rural life and work, and the other with the court of the Wittelsbach and Lake Starnberg. The property was once owned by a noble family, Tutzing, which leased the farm, but had sole rights for use of the first floor, and remnants of their life are part of the exhibition.

    Hours: Tuesday - Sunday 10am - 5pm.

    Admission: 3 € Adults, 2 € Concessions, 7 € Family card.

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Starnberg Overview

In 2007, recording a disposable per capita income of €26,120, Starnberg regained its status as the wealthiest town in Germany from the Frankfurt (Frankfurt vacation rentals | Frankfurt travel guide) suburb of Hochtaunus. Although it has been inhabited since then it gained it's status as municipality only in 1912. For the many inhabitants and for many tourists, there are numerous possibilities for relaxation, sport or culture. There is a beautiful promenade along the Starnberger See, a native country museum and the castle of Starnberg. One can make a steamboat trip on the lake Starnberg or hike to the place in the nearby village Berg where King Ludwig II lost his life in the lake. There a wooden cross at the lake shore of Berg reminds of the tragedy. Munich (Munich vacation rentals | Munich travel guide) is only half an hour away with the suburban train.

Things to See in Starnberg

  • Starnberger Schloss with the castle garden
  • St. Joseph's Church
  • Buchheim Museum
  • Orff Museum Dießen
  • Casino auf der Roseninsel
  • Kaiserin Elisabeth Museum
  • Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst - Zweigmuseum Seefeld
  • Museum Starnberger See
  • Künstlerhaus Gasteiger
  • Heimatmuseum Wolfratshausen

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More about the History of Starnberg

The town was first mentioned in 1226 under the name of Aheim am Würmsee.

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Starnberg is a town in Bavaria, Germany, located south west of the city of Munich and situated on Lake Starnberg, in the heart of the "Five Lakes Country", a popular destination for day-trippers from Munich. It is the capital of the district of Starnberg.

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