Lake tours in Starnberger See

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View of Starnberger See
View of Starnberger See

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Starnberger See is one of the many lakes located near the city of Munich (Munich vacation rentals | Munich travel guide) and is a hot spot for Muenchers on holidays and weekends. Before 1962 Starnberger See was called Würmsee, and is also referred to as the “Royal Lake”. The lake is located 25 kilometers south of Munich and is one of the largest lakes in the area. Starnberger See is easily reachable by the city’s public transportation network (S-Bahn), making it an ideal day trip to take in the sun, peaceful waters, and views of the Alps.

Aside from relaxing on the shores, visitors to Starnberger See can ride bicycles and walk on the paths that stretch along the shore. One of the best ways to experience Starnberger See is on a boat tour. Your S-Bahn ticket may entitle you to a discount on one of the many lake tours, so be sure to confirm with the tour operator before purchasing your boat tour ticket. Tickets range from 8,80 Euro to 16, 50 Euro per person, depending on the length and destination of the boat tour. You can also purchase a combination ticket for both the boat tour and a visit to the Buchheim Museum, which is a 15 minute walk from the pier in Bernried (Bernried vacation rentals | Bernried travel guide).

Sit back and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of Starnberger See. The boat stops in Starnberg (Starnberg vacation rentals | Starnberg travel guide), Berg, Leoni, Possenhofen (Possenhofen vacation rentals | Possenhofen travel guide), Tutzing (Tutzing vacation rentals | Tutzing travel guide), Ammerland, Ambach, Bernried, and Seeshaupt (Seeshaupt vacation rentals | Seeshaupt travel guide). There are 6 ships in the fleet and all will take you to the lake sites, such as the romantic island of roses, Possenhofen Castle Park, and a chapel in memory of Ludwig II. Though Starnberger See is a mere 30 minutes from Munich, it will feel a world away from city life.

How to get there: Starnberger See is easily accessible from Munich. Simply pick up the S6 at the main train station in Munich, direction Starnberg/Tutzing. There are a few stops along the lake, including Possenhofen, the summer home of Princess Elisabeth of Austria, more commonly known simply as Sisi.

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Allison Stendardi-Deptolla

This travel guide has been written by Allison Stendardi-Deptolla.

Allison Stendardi-Deptolla is from the U.S. and has spent much of the past two years traveling the world. She currently lives in Munich and loves it. She holds a B.A. in English Literature and works as a freelance writer and editor.

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