The Tegernsee may be one of the most popular daytrips from Munich, but it also rewards longer stays, with opportunities to explore the lake on the ferry service or to take to the nearby mountains on the walking trails and mountain lifts.
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Tegernsee, the smallest of the three 'resort towns' on the lake with under 4000 inhabitants, is in a sheltered position on the eastern shore.
Rottach-Egern is a sprawling town with a population of just over 5000 at the southern end of the Tegernsee. The settlement stretches back from the lakeshore into the flat area at the foot of the Wallberg mountain with its mountain lift and spectacular views of the lake.
Bad Wiessee is an elegant resort of around 5000 inhabitants on the western shore of the lake with its own casino. The 'Bad' in the town name refers to the spa treatments from the sulphur and iodine springs which were very popular in the earlier part of the 20th century.
Distances given are to the town of Tegernsee.
Distance to Innsbruck Airport: 91km
Distance to Munich Airport: 94km
Distance to Salzburg Airport: 118km
Distance to Memmingen Airport: 165km
Although Innsbruck, Salzburg and Munich are virtually equi-distant, Munich is by far the most popular choice because of the choice of flights and the road and public transport connections.
Tegernsee has a regular service from Munich's main railway station run by BOB (the Bayerische Oberlandbahn). This also serves Gmund at the northern end of the lake.
The historic Tegernseebahn, which operated from the end of the 19th century onwards, is now owned by the local authorities and is solely responsible for the rail infrastructure in the area.
The train station is located at the back of the town away from the lake shore.