Lake Starnberg is located close to Munich and provides a wonderful view of the Alps.
It is a popular destination with young and old alike, renowned not only for its wealth of leisure activities, but also for its Bavarian hospitality. Be it a round-trip on Starnberger See or an exploratory tour along one of the numerous hiking trails – the Starnberg Five-Lake Region enables a wide variety of activities both for holiday-makers and for the local inhabitants.
When the Munich-Starnberg railway line was built in the mid-20 century, it brought with, among other things, an increase in the importance of Würm Lake, as Lake Starnberg was originally called. The lake’s northern bank is a unique scenario of lush green expanses and majestic alpine views. Lake Starnberg became famous, among others things, because of King Ludwig II. “Kini”, as the Bavarians fondly called him, was found dead in Lake Starnberg on 13 June 1886. Today, a Votive Chapel and a cross in the lake commemorate the Fairy Tale King.
Nobles and artists have also been attracted to the Fürstensee, as Lake Starnberg is also known in common parlance. Empress Sisi spent the summer months here. For those interested in culture, there are numerous places to visit, such as the Empress Elisabeth Museum, Seefeld Castle and the Starnberger See Museum.