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Highlights in the region

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Andechs Monastery

Andechs Monastery is enthroned on the "Holy Mountain" above Lake Ammersee. The famous pilgrimage site fortifies pilgrims and excursionists on their hikes with beer from its own brewery.
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Marienmünster Dießen

The biggest attraction in Dießen is the Marienmünster, which was created by renowned artists in the 18th century. The famous "Dießener Himmel" in the dome above the chancel is one of the highlights of this baroque jewel.
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Kurparkschlösschen Herrsching

The small castle is used for festivals, concerts and exhibitions. The beautiful Kurpark with its sensational view of the sunset over Lake Ammersee is one of the municipality's landmarks and a favorite spot for walkers, cyclists, sports enthusiasts and those seeking relaxation.
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Votive chapel & cross in the lake in Berg

The foundation stone for the construction of the votive chapel in neo-Romanesque style was laid by Prince Regent Luitpold on the 10th anniversary of King Ludwig II's death in June 1896. Below the votive chapel, a wooden cross in the water marks the spot where the dead king was found.
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The five lakes in the Starnberg-Ammersee region

Each of the five lakes has its very own character. This applies to the three smaller ones - the tranquil Wörthsee, the romantic Pilsensee and the idyllic Weßlinger See - as well as the two larger ones - Ammersee and Starnberger See - one rather cozy, the other rather elegant.
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The museums of the Starnberg-Ammersee region

In addition to the region's large museums - the Buchheim Museum, the Starnberger See Museum and the Kaiserin Elisabeth Museum - the smaller museums are also always worth a visit.


Water plays an important role in the Starnberg-Ammersee region: whether swimming, sailing, surfing, diving or simply enjoying the landscape - the diversity of the region leaves nothing to be desired. It's no wonder that the former fishing villages around the lakes, many of which are over 1,000 years old, have been so popular with celebrities from the aristocracy, politics and the arts since the 19th century. In addition to King Ludwig II and his great cousin Sisi, many castles and villas on Lake Starnberg still bear witness to pomp and wealth today. The region can be perfectly explored on the exciting cycling and hiking trails - whether leisurely or ambitious.
Golf fans will also get their money's worth here: with 12 golf courses within 25 kilometers, we have the highest density of courses in Germany - with views of the lake and mountains.
Where nature offers so much inspiration, there are always many creative and intellectual minds to be found. First-class cultural events offer the largest selection in the Munich area - from classical and jazz concerts to the famous Five Lakes Film Festival, plus unique museums such as the Kaiserin Elisabeth or Buchheim Museum.

Superlatives in StarnbergAmmersee

  • Germany's highest density of golf courses
  • The 2.8-kilometer stretch between Seefeld and Gut Delling is considered the longest and oldest oak avenue in Europe.
  • Between eight and ten million day visitors explore the area between Lake Starnberg and Lake Ammersee every year.
  • Starnberg - Almost 8,000 boats are licensed for the waters in the region.
  • Herrsching am Ammersee: Germany's longest lakeside promenade is located here at 8.5 km.
  • Every year, up to 50,000 people visit the pottery market in the lakeside grounds of Dießen on the Ascension weekend.
  • Many celebrities live on Lake Starnberg, including: Helene Fischer, Peter Maffay and the King of Thailand.
  • The Five Lakes Film Festival takes place on 15 screens at venues in Starnberg, Gauting, Schloss Seefeld, Weßling and Wörthsee and attracts around 20,000 visitors every year with over 300 screenings.