Lake Starnberg is Germany’s fourth largest lake and is a popular recreation area within easy reach of the lovely city of Munich. Starnberg was the wealthiest town in the Frankfurt area of Germany in 2007 with the highest level of disposable income per capita.
Starnberg Lake holiday rentals make an excellent base for hiking and cycling around this scenic area. There are many paths and forest trails for such pursuits, particularly around Tutzing and BadTolz. Walkers can enjoy the promenade along the Starnberger See. Visit the native country museum at Starnberg or visit the local Starnberger Schloss with its castle gardens. The lake has regular steamboat trips for visitors – a very pleasant way to view the small villages and scenic coastline.
A day in Munich is a must for visitors staying in the Starnberg Lake area and it is easy to reach by train. Take a walking tour, explore the churches and dine out at the famous Hofbrauhaus. Other places to visit from holiday homes in the Starnberg Lake area include the neighbouring lakeside resorts of Seeshaupt and Tutzing, famous for its Lutheran Academy. Many visitors stroll to the lakeshore at Berg to see the wooden cross marking where King Ludwig II was drowned in mysterious circumstances. A visit to any one of his splendid palaces is well worth the effort. The Neuschwanstein Fairytale Castle is 84km away at Hohenschwangau and is thought to have been the inspiration for Disney’s Cinderella Palace. The island palace of Herrenchiemsee is 117km away and was intended to outshine the Palace of Versailles.
Holiday rentals in the Starnberg Lake area have a pleasant summer climate and cold winters with some snow. Temperatures reach an average 23°C (73°F) in the summer with cooler nights of around 12°C (54°F). Winters are cold with daytime highs of 2°C (36°F). The area has precipitation throughout the year which falls as snow from December to March.
The nearest major airport serving holiday rentals in the Starnberg Lake area of Bavaria is Munich (MUC) Airport which is about 70 km away. It is a hub for Lufthansa and Star Alliance airlines and has regular flights from the UK and other European cities. The journey takes about an hour to drive along the A9 to reach the Starnberg Lake region. The nearest railway station to the area is at Tutzing and taxis are available to complete the local journey. A car is useful but not essential for getting around this scenic area.