Winter hiking close to the Tegernsee. First of all naturally you think about beautiful promenades along the shores of the lake. There are those as well but the connoisseurs prefer the Tegernsee high level path from Gmund on the northern shore to the Tegernsee Abbey. It’s sensible to start the excursion from the railway station in Gmund, which is easy to reach via the Bayerische Oberlandbahn from Munich. From the railway station cross over the Mangfall and turn right along the lakeside promenade towards the open-air pool. After the Café Seeglas cross over the Tegernseer Straße and head slightly uphill along the Kurstraße. Then at the top cross over open meadows until you reach Gasse and then pass the Sterneckerhof on the right and the Oberbuchberghof heading south. The path crosses over open meadows then heads into the woods and offers stunning views of the lake over and over again. Further down you can see St. Quirin, the small village between Gmund and Tegernsee, the town and across towards Bad Wiessee as well. The path is varied but not strenuous. It goes up and down a little bit continuing at the same height and offers new perspectives and views again and again.
Have a break in a noble hotel and legendary tavern
After a longer passage through the woods you'll reach a residential area, and see the elegant Hotel Das Tegernsee on the left above the path. A classier stop for a cup of coffee or tea is very enticing. And the views of the lake up here are superb. You’ve earned a break. Afterwards stroll gently downhill on the Neureuthstraße, past the railway station and carry on down to the lake. Actually the railway station is the end of the tour, where you can catch the train, the Bayerische Oberlandbahn, back to Gmund again. But the detour to the lake and into the famous Bräustüberl (brewery pub) in the Abbey is definitely a must. You can link a stroll along the lakeside promenade with a stop in the legendary restaurant with a few minutes’ extra walk. Afterwards you only need to walk uphill a little bit and then take the train back to the railway station in Gmund.
How to get here by public transport
Take the BOB (Bayerische Oberlandbahn) train from Munich towards Tegernsee and then get off in Gmund. To get back to Munich either catch the bus or take the BOB train from Tegernsee (town).
Car parking facilities
If you come by car, then you can use the hiking car park Gasse in Gmund.