See These 5 Stunning Lakes Near Munich With The Deutschlandticket

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Looking for lakes near Munich you can reach with the Deutschlandticket? Well, get ready to jump on the Deutsche Bahn, because we’re about to point you out 5 of the most stunning lakes in the Munich area to enjoy this summer!

For just 49 Euros (49!) you can travel throughout Germany on local/regional trains for the whole month (you need one ticket per month) – which is an absolute steal.

Lakes Near Munich

Lakes Near Munich With The Deutschland Ticket

Lakes Near Munich Deutschlandticket
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You can purchase the ticket in the DB app, the DB website – or through any of the Munich train apps…Check out our full how to breakdown here!

Our favourite 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.

Lakes Near Munich: Walchensee

Lakes Near Munich Walchensee
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Journey time with regional trains: 1 hour from Munich

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)

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.

Lakes Near Munich: Ammersee

Lakes Near Munich Ammersee
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Journey time with regional trains:1 hour from Munich

How to get there: Take the S8 to Herrsching

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.

Lakes Near Munich: Königssee

Lakes Near Munich Königssee
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Journey time with regional trains: About 3 hours from Munich

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).

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 spiralling high above the glacial waters.

Lakes Near Munich: Schliersee

Journey time with regional trains: 1 hour from Munich

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

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.

Lakes Near Munich: Chiemsee

Journey time with regional trains: Around 1 hour from Munich

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

If you’re looking for a bit of opulence, take a scenic boat ride 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.

Looking For Other Cool Lakes Near Munich 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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