This lakeside climactic health resort provides many attractions amid the beautiful Bavarian Alps. The lake, from which Schliersee gets its name, was named after the nearby monastery, which was established in 779. Most likely, the monastery's original building was destroyed in the early 10th century and subsequently rebuilt. It became an Augustinian monastery in the 12th century. The location of Schliersee provides access to both water sports and winter sports, as well as a gateway to another lake, Spitzingsee, which is a popular ski resort. The air and water quality also make it an ideal spot for a health and wellness vacation, and there is a spa featuring many treatments.
Location: Town in the Bavarian Alps
Located on Lake Schliersee in Bavaria amid the Bavarian Alps in the Miesbach district, the resort town is about 50 kilometers south of Munich. The town is easily accessible by car, connecting to the A 8 from the B307 or B306, depending on whether you are coming from the north or south. There are two train stations nearby, one in the center of town on the northern end of the lake and another on the southern area of the lake. There are hourly trains to Munich.
Culture: Beautiful Architecture Rich in History
The St. Sixtus Parish Church, which was formerly the Collegiate Church of the Chapter of our Lady of Munich, features vaulting and delicate stucco work by J.B. Zimmerman. It was rebuilt in the Baroque style during the early 1700s and incorporated aspects of the older churches that came before it. The town hall, built in the 15th century, is another beautiful example of historical architecture. If you are interested in knowing more about the local history, the Schliersee Folk Museum tells the story of the architecture and life of the region.
Activities: Enjoy Outdoor Activities all Year Long
The Schliersee III boat, which holds about 120 passengers, takes trips around the lake every hour and operates year round, unless there is ice cover on the lake. The beautiful lakeside resort features many hiking and cycling trails, including into the beautiful Bavarian Alps. During the winter, there is cross-country and alpine skiing. The Schliersbergalm cable car provides beautiful views up to the top, where there is a restaurant and various activities. For the adventurous, there is a toboggan run to get back down the mountain. The lake is deep enough for scuba diving, although it can be very cold.