Herrsching, a small town on the shores of Lake Ammersee, is known for its water sports, which make it a mecca for visitors to the area from far and wide. A trip on the steamship from the Bavarian Lake Shipping Company, which stops here, is definitely a must-do activity. While away the hours on a gentle boat trip on the lake. Take in the breathtaking scenery whilst you pass along the many pathways in the area, which will leave you feeling enthused and longing to return. The town is popular with people from all over who are attracted by the many water sports on offer. Come and take a splash with us.
Location: A convenient location with that small-town ambience
Herrsching is located on the eastern shore of Lake Ammersee, south-west of Munich in Upper Bavaria. The area is known as the “Five-Lakes-Country,” which also includes other popular bodies of water, name Lakes Starnberg, Pilsensee, Wörthsee, and Wesslinger See. It is positioned on one of the stops of the suburban rapid transit train network to Munich, which is about 45 km away. This easy access makes it a popular destination with visitors. The lakefront promenade at 5 km long is the longest in Germany.
Culture: Discover the history which is in abundance here
Take a walk up the mountains through the Kien Valley to reach Andechs Monastery at the top, only 6 km from the small centre of Herrsching. This route forms part of the Bohemia-Bavaria-Tyrol St James's Way and is the oldest Pilgrimage in Bavaria. As well the church and monastery, delight in some traditional Bavarian beer, the brewery at the monastery is the monks' largest business enterprise.
Activities: Outdoor frolicking all year round.
Whether you are visiting in summer or winter, you'll be spoilt for choice. Relish the summer sun hiking and cycling, or have a go on the summer toboggan run. In winter, as well as tobogganing, you can also revel in skiing, snowboarding, ice climbing, or delight in a sleigh ride.