I am definitely team summer. A few weeks ago, my two boys convinced me to go for a short trip to Tegernsee to see the snow and the mountains. Finally playing the winter game strong while here where we live we probably won’t expect any snow this year. And indeed, Tegernsee really got me with it’s winter wonderland magic.
How to get there and when
Only one our from Munich and about 4 hours from Frankfurt, Tegernsee can easily be reached by car or by train. Snow season is from Christmas until Easter. Here you can check the real time snow report of the areas around Tegernsee.
We booked an apartment near the Tegernsee. Der Lederer Hof is a beautiful boutique apartment hotel, with stylish, yet traditional apartments fully equipped with a kitchen and breakfast included. When you live in the town of Tegernsee you can profit from the tourist Tegernsee Card, a bonus card with which you get 50% discount on a lot of activities such as gondola rides or thermal spas. We used it several times and had a real benefit from it.
What to do in Tegernsee
On our first day, we did a hike around the lake Spitzingsee with Levi on a sleigh. He loved his ride and we could enjoy the wonderful view on the frozen lake Spitzingsee. After the hike we had lunch at the Albert Link Hütte with a delicious Kaiserschmarren and Reibekuchen. Right in front of the Restaurant is a slope for the kids to sleigh ride.
In the afternoon went to the Badepark Bad Wiessee thermal spa for a few hours. Thermal spas are not always the nicest but this one is really cool to spend a few hours with kids in the different hot water pools after a day in the snow.
On the second day we took the Wallberg gondola to the mountain top and have been rewarded with this view:
The gondola ride itself is worth the trip. The view is fantastic and there is a snow guarantee on top of the mountain. There are several hiking and slope trails down to the valley. But, always listen to what the locals say. We have been a bit stubborn, chosing a trail different to the recommendation of the locals and it was a pretty adventurous hike down the hill.
Traditional sytle and food but beyond delicious: Haus Göttfried in Kreuth
A bit more style, but not less delicious: Postillon Tegernsee
Posh and directly at Tegernsee: Aran Tegernsee
Tegernsee is a bit of a posh area. The farer you get away from it, the cheaper.
Our apartment directly in Tegernsee was around 150 EUR per night.