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Excursion tips

The best excursion tips for Upper Bavaria.

Mountains, lakes, towns

The Upper Bavarian lakes, the city of Munich and the alpine flair. The region around Das Bayrischzell hotel also has a lot to offer in terms of sightseeing and excursion destinations. There are countless cultural sights and holiday adventures within reach for our guests staying at Das Familotel Bayrischzell. Visit historical sights, climb the highest peaks in the Bavarian Alps and discover the charm of towns big and small in the immediate vicinity. We have put together a few excursion tips for surrounding region for you.

You will also find numerous shops, bars, sports stores and much more in Bayrischzell. The region's excellent infrastructure and unique location make Bayrischzell a real holiday paradise both in summer and in winter.


Tegernsee-Schliersee alpine region

Why venture on an excursion? In the region around Bayrischzell, you’ll find a variety of excursion destinations worth seeing: Lake Schliersee and Lake Tegernsee are not far from our hotel, the Leitzachtal valley surrounding Fischbachau and the Spitzingsee area invite you to enjoy wonderful hiking tours, the picturesque old town of Miesbach is a great destination for shopping and the the beautiful bike trails in the Miesbacher Oberland guarantee pure cycling fun.


Munich - the capital of Bavaria

Only about an hour away from Bayrischzell, the state capital Munich awaits you. Stroll through the English Garden, discover the many museums and marvel at the hustle and bustle at the Viktualienmarkt and Marienplatz. In the evening, you can visit the theatre or a concert and experience the finest city entertainment. By the way: You can hop on the BOB train, which takes you directly from Bayrischzell to Munich Central Station. Bayrischzell train station is only is 150 m away!



The municipality of Bayrischzell lies directly on the border with Tyrol. Many of the mountain tours offered here are cross-border. But Tyrol also offers many great excursion destinations. The idyllic bathing lake Thiersee awaits you directly after the border, in the Inn Valley you can explore the old town of Kufstein and Innsbruck is only a few kilometres further. You can also enjoy outdoor adventures with spectacular views around the Wilder Kaiser massif.


Quality products tours

It’s easy to take a look behind the scenes to gain an insight into what make products from the Bayrischzell region so special. A tour of one of the leading producers in the district of Miesbach proves that. The Slyrs distillery in Neuhaus am Schliersee, the brewery in Schloss Valley, the Dinzler coffee roastery in Irschenberg and the Büttenpapierfabrik paper mill in Gmund all promise interesting experiences.


Lake Chiemsee

The "Bavarian Sea" with the islands of Fraueninsel and Herrenchiemsee is definitely worth a tour. But the town of Rosenheim, the Bad Aibling thermal baths and the Chiemgau Alps are also worthwhile destinations.


Schliersee – Kufstein: Excursion bus

Hiking on the Ackernalm alpine pasture near Landl, swimming in Lake Thiersee or experiencing Tyrolean charm in a city known as the 'Pearl of Tyrol': the excursion bus from Schliersee via Fischbachau and Bayrischzell to Kufstein offers you an opportunity to venture on one of the many excursions available in the Tyrolean lowlands. You can use the bus for free with your guest card.


Sights in Bayrischzell

A local history tour

There’s a lot to see and discover in Bayrischzell. In addition to the natural beauty all around, Bayrischzell also has many culturally interesting places and sights to offer. Why not take a short walk and discover the Bavarian holiday region yourself? At the reception, you will receive the booklet "Bayrischzell See and Experience", in which the individual waypoints are described in detail and summarised in a “local history walk”.


Around Kirchplatz

The impressive historic architecture of Kirchplatz and the Bayrischzell Town Hall captivates visitors young and old. The Catholic parish church of St. Margareth in the village centre was built in 1733 and features a striking late Gothic tower. In the square, you’ll also find a folk costume monument in honour of Josef Vogel, a 19th century teacher credited with the rebirth of the traditional Bavarian costume. There is also a commemorative stone marking the 900th anniversary of Bayrischzell. Just a few metres further you'll discover the 16th century Peterhof (the farm's cowshed is now a cinema), the war memorial and the old schoolhouse where the teacher Josef Vogel once lived. Also found in the centre of Bayrischzell is the royal linden tree, which was planted in 1858 to commemorate Bavarian King Max II's ascent of Mt. Wendelstein.


Bayrischzell chapels and the Tanner mill

On your walk around the town centre, you will see other interesting sights, such as the Rosary Chapel built in 1913 by Count Schönborn-Wiesentheid in honour of the Rosary Queen and the Folk Costume Chapel built in 1983 to mark the 100th anniversary of the Folk Costume Association. Another interesting waypoint is the old Tanner Mill situated next to a cascading waterfall, which today houses an exclusive day spa. On the trail over the waterfall bridge, you'll have a great view of the building and the waterfall.



There is also a lot to see in the Bayrischzell districts. In Osterhofen you will discover the historic wooden crucifix, the “Paradieshäusl” house - a two-storey, former agricultural building with artistic murals, the Wirtl Farmhouse built in 1798, the Osterhofen Chapel erected in the same year and the Lourdes Chapel from 1884. The latter was built in the Gothic style and dedicated to Our Lady of Lourdes.



The magnificent Kloohof, the Riederhof and the historic Hasenöhrlhof farmhouse, which now serves as an event location, await you in Geitau. The Rote Wand guest house, built in 1906, is also worth a visit for a bite to eat. The oldest house in Geitau is the Schmiedhäusl, built in 1532, and the oldest chapel in the parish is the Geitau Chapel, a simple wooden building that houses oil paintings from the 17th and 18th centuries – two additional highlights on your tour. Incidentally, the Geitau Chapel is usually open when the weather is nice, but if it is locked, you will receive the key and an explanation at the neighbouring Gödenbauernhof farmhouse.


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