5 Lakes Near Munich you Need to Visit With the 9€ Ticket This Summer

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If you haven’t heard about The Deutsche Bahn’s 9€ ticket this summer – come out from under that rock you’re living on, jump on the Deutsche Bahn, and let us point you at 5 of the most beautiful lakes in the Munich area to enjoy this summer.

For just 9 Euro (9!) you can travel throughout Germany on local/regional trains for the whole month (running June/July/August – you need one ticket per month) – which is an absolute steal.

You can purchase the ticket in the DB app, the DB website – or a physical ticket at any DB machine. Our favorite part about this special is that it also includes all of your local day-to-day commuting AS WELL AS regional transport – so it covers both your 9-5 and all of your weekend adventuring.

For more info check the DB website here: https://www.bahn.com/en/offers/regional/9-euro-ticket-ens


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Journey time with regional trains: 1 hour from Munich

One of the largest alpine lakes in the region, the waters of Walchensee are a gorgeous, crystalline blue and the views are to die for. Factor in a bit of extra time to get a hike in – once you get some height, your jaw will drop.

How to get there: Take a regional train to Kochel, then hop on a Regionalverkehr Oberbayern bus to Walchensee (9608, 9611, and 9612 – there are a few options)

5 Lakes Near Munich you Need to Visit With the 9€ Ticket This Summer
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Journey time with regional trains:1 hour from Munich

Ammersee is the best spot to watch the sunset – pair this lake trip with a hike up to the Andechs Monastery and treat yourself to a beer brewed by the monks.

How to get there: Take the S8 to Herrsching


Journey time with regional trains: About 3 hours from Munich

Located in the Berchtesgaden National Park (close to the Austrian Border), Königssee is heralded both as the cleanest and most serene lake in Germany. A great trip for avid hikers with plenty of trails spiraling high above the glacial waters.

How to get there: Get to Berchtesgaden train station (the best way depends on the time of day. There are no direct trains so you’ll need to switch, usually in Freilassing). Use the DB website to plan the best route. From Berchtesgaden train station, take the RVO buses to Königssee (lines 841 and 842) and Schönau (lines 842, 843 and 846).


Journey time with regional trains: 1 hour from Munich

This lake is a stunner in the sun – excellent views all round, and several spots dotted around its shores to grab a beer or a schorle in the sunshine. Take an easy hike from the lake to the Hohenwaldeck castle ruins – you won’t regret the views.

How to get there: Take a direct train from Hauptbahnhof to Schliersee


Journey time with regional trains: Around 1 hour from Munich

If you’re looking for a bit of opulence, take a scenic boatride across Chiemsee to Herrenchiemsee New Palace (located on Herreninsel in the lake) – this stunning royal complex boasts neo-baroque architecture in the style of Louis XIV – including Munich’s answer to the Hall of Mirrors.

How to get there: Take the direct train from Hauptbahnof to Prien am Chiemsee

Looking For Other Cool Lake or Day Trips from Munich?

Let us know in the comments if you have any other day trips you think we should add, or if you have any more questions. And if you want more inspiration, check out our post about other day trips from Munich or have a look at our Instagram & TikTok for more!

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