Bavaria is the largest state in Germany. With 70,000 square kilometres it may be hard to choose between the beautiful towns in Bavaria where to stay! Schliersee is the perfect place to stay for families and couples. There is plenty to do, from cycling, to walking and stand up paddle board! Then for those that want to relax there is the cable car up to Wendelstein, and plenty of beautiful spots for a picnic, as well as restaurants with great Bavarian food. Read on to see my recommendations on where to stay in Schliersee and what I did here in one of the most beautiful towns in Bavaria.
What to do in Schliersee? One of the most beautiful towns in Bavaria
There is SO much to do in Schliersee! I’ll be telling you about my top 10 things to do below. There are plenty of things to do if you get restless like me. These are all perfect if you have children too! My favourite was stand up paddle boarding on the lake. This can be done at most of the lakes in Bavaria, along with kayaking and swimming. Schliersee Lake was beautiful, but if you want to see even more incredible lakes then take a day trip to Eibsee or Walchensee Lake. The water here is so blue you won’t believe your eyes! Schliersee is a great base to explore the surrounding towns in Bavaria.
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Watersports on Schliersee Lake
There are plenty of watersports to try while you are in Schliersee. Stand up paddle boarding I would definitely recommend, as the water is very calm and still. This will make it much easier if it is your first time. Then kayaking is also popular as well as sailboarding. I had never actually heard of this but apparently Schliersee is the perfect place to learn to sailboard. Apparently the steady thermal winds make this the ideal place!
You can also take a boat trip around the lake if you would rather not do any watersports! The Schliersee III has its first trip at 11am and sails until 5pm when there is good weather. You can also rent a motor boat here or a rowing boat to take around the lake.
Learn to sail
There is a sailing school on Schliersee Lake. There are beginners courses and courses for the more advanced sailors. They also offer a taster course, which lasts half a day.
Swim in the Lido
Park Strandbad is a popular swimming spot. It is open from 10am to 10pm. Here, there is a 3 metre diving platform. There is also an aqua park for children as well as beach volleyball and table tennis.
Take the cable car up Wendelstein mountain
This is a 1,838 metre high mountain. The cable car takes 7 minutes to reach the top and there are beautiful views of beautiful towns in Bavaria all around on the way. You can also hike to the top, but of course this takes much longer. Unfortunately when we went it was very cloudy and we couldn’t see anything from the top. Make sure you have nice weather or you wont be able to see much. At the top of the mountain there is a small church and some caves that you can explore. There are 7 different hikes which you can find more information on here. The cable car costs 25 Euro per person for a return trip.
Hang out with some alpacas
If you are an animal lover like me, then this will be the best hour of your trip! These four alpacas are the sweetest and lovely to see them eating and playing with each other. A walk with the alpacas is 10 Euro per person. The four alpacas are called Leandro, Aragon, Calimero and Emilio! A perfect trip if you have children. Apparently they are less scared with small children and they don’t see them as a threat as they are so small. They were a bit anxious when we first arrived but warmed to us very quickly.
Wander through the fields of cows
There are ENDLESS fields here! It is lovely to walk through and see all the cows but be careful for the equally endless amounts of cowpat everywhere. One of my favourite fields in Bavaria is in Gerold, with wild flower fields everywhere and a view over the lake and snow capped mountains in the background. Back to Schliersee, the cows are lovely! We got up at 7am to wander with them to the field and it was incredible at sunrise when the sun pops over the hills.
Go horse riding at sunset
The horses here really were the most incredible horses I have ever seen! Here, you can brush the horses and feed them. Then you can also take a horse ride to through the nearby fields, this is most beautiful at sunset. An hour ride costs 25 Euro. There is a weight limit to 80kg I believe, so don’t eat too many Schnitzels before you go!
Head to Lantenhammer distillery
If you are a gin fan then you have to go to this distillery. They have all kinds of gin, even gin that changes colour when mixed with tonic! Gin, whisky and vodka are distilled here. They also make delicious liqueurs; I can recommend the coffee liqueur! The distillery has been around since 1928 and only uses the most high quality ingredients.
Tobboggan down a hill
Take the cable car up to Schliersbergalm. From Schliersee, in 4 minutes, you are at an altitude of 1061m! At the top you can find an open air heated swimming pool, a trampoline and even a miniature golf course! Then to get back down, hop in a toboggan back down the hill.
Play mini golf
Right in the heart of Schliersee, just by the lake you can play minigolf. Take a score card and get ready to get competitive! We had so much fun here, it is mainly families that go here but I would recommend it for all ages.
There are so many cyclists here! Everywhere is a cycling trail and with the beautiful nature all around I would recommend hiring a bike for the day. Lots of people bring their own bikes, but you can either rent a normal bike or go for an e-bike and whizz around much faster.
Eat Bavarian food
Prepare for some big meals! Bavarian food mainly consists of meat and potatoes. The portion sizes are very generous so make sure you are hungry! I will
This is a meat lover’s paradise. A huge piece of roasted ham hock. Then if you are for it ‘Knusprige’ this means it will be crunchy, if you love the pork crackling as we call it in the UK.
This is basically cheesy pasta but it is delicious! Order as a side between two of you and it’s a great plate to try. Comes with yummy fried onions on top.
This is either pork or veal with breadcrumbs. The Schweineschnitzel is made from pork and a Wienerschnitzel is made with veal. Both are usually served with potatoes and a side salad.
And for dessert?
This is a delicious pastry filled with apples. It is usually served warm with ice cream or whipped cream.
Vegan or Vegetarian? Here is a link to the top vegan and vegetarian friendly places to eat!
Best place for Vegan cakes?
Head to the culinary art café in Schliersee to try some delicious vegan cakes. They also do the best coffee in town, as well as Chai Latte which I hadn’t found anywhere else for a long time! This is also one of the few places you can have a nice healthy and light lunch, with sandwiches and yoghurt on the menu.
Where to stay in Schliersee?
Karma Bavaria is a beautiful hotel surrounded by lush greenery and a perfect sunset spot. It is a great family hotel and is also dog friendly. On a rainy day it is perfect too as there is bowling, a beautiful swimming pool and a spa.
How to get to Schliersee?
If you fly into Munich airport, Schliersee is about 50 minutes to an hour drive from here.
You can also travel by train to Schliersee.
Day trips from Schliersee
This incredible fairytale castle is not to be missed! It is about a 2 hour drive from Schliersee.
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This is the highest mountain in Germany! Also a 1.5 – 2 hour drive from Schliersee
This is the most beautiful lake in the whole region of Bavaria! 1.5-2 hour drive from Schliersee
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