Weilheim & Surrounding Area

Leisure Activities in Weilheim in Oberbayern and the Area

Weilheim, located in the lovely region called the “Pfaffenwinkel”, offers the right activities for all kinds of visitors.

Weilheim and the surrounding area offers an amazingly large variety of interesting activities. Several high-class golf courses are located in close proximity to Weilheim. The hiking trails around the town are ideal for Nordic Walking or long walks. The many lakes, such as the Ammersee, Lake Starnberg, the Staffelsee, the Kochelsee, and the Walchensee, which are so typical for the Bavarian Alpine Foreland, offer numerous possibilities for water sports. Biking enthusiasts will also not be disappointed: The area around Weilheim offers a great network of biking trails. Our guests can rent electric bikes or pedelecs, children’s bikes, bike seats for children, or bike trailers directly from the hotel.

Go on a tour with your whole family and enjoy an unforgettable day trip. Of course, our friendly staff will gladly give you advice on available leisure activities for your stay.


Bathing Lakes


Mountain Cable Cars


Golf Courses



Bathing Lakes

What could be more typical for the beautiful side of the Alpine Foreland than an idyllic lake among meadows and forests. The many wonderful lakes of all sizes that you can find in the Pfaffenwinkel will provide you with this lovely view. The area a true paradise for swimmers, sailors, windsurfers, or for those looking to rent a rowing boat. There is an idyllic little place for everyone.

  • The Ammersee

    Covering an area of more than 47 square kilometers (18 square miles) the Ammersee is Bavaria’s third largest lake. It is a natural sight worth a recreational visit.

    13 kilometers (8 miles)
  • The Dietlhofer See

    The Dietelhofer See is is located just outside Weilheim within walking distance from the Hotel Vollmann in the old city center.

    2 kilometers (1.2 miles)
  • The Kochelsee

    Located at the foot of the mountain “Herzogstand” and close to the Walchensee, the Kochelsee is a great starting point for hiking and mountaineering.

    40 kilometers (25 miles)
  • The Osterseen

    Springs, bogs, and marshes are typical for this nature reserve. Explore the area on a long hike along more than 20 lakes in total.

    16 kilometers (10 miles)
  • The Pilsensee

    Visit Seefeld Castle that dates back to the 13th century. It is located at the shore of the Pilsensee and offers a historic brewery inn.

    22 kilometers (14 miles)
  • The Riegsee

    Both the lake and the town called “Riegsee” offer a wonderful view of the Alpine panorama and lots of authentic Bavarian charm.

    20 kilometers (12 miles)
  • The Soier See

    The Soier See is a bog lake that originated in the last Würm glaciation. Due to its special conditions, it is one of the warmest lakes in the region.

    29 kilometers (18 miles)
  • The Staffelsee

    The Staffelsee is one of the lakes with the most islands in the Alpine Foreland. It has 7 islands in total. Most of these islands can be explored by ferry.

    20 kilometers (12 miles)
  • Lake Starnberg

    Germany’s fifth largest lake is located right at the gates of Munich. It is an interesting destination both for those who want to spend a nice day at the lake as well as visitors looking to visit Starnberg, Tutzing, or the town of Seeshaupt.

    14 kilometers (9 miles)
  • The Walchensee

    The Walchensee is Germany’s largest Alpine lake. Its impressive depth of 190 meters keeps the water refreshingly cool even during hot summers.

    49 kilometers (30 miles)
  • The Wörthsee

    The Wörthsee is famous in a large area for being one of the most beautiful and clean lakes in all of Germany.

    28 kilometers (17 miles)

Hiking Trails and Cable Cars

The mountains “Hörnle” and “Herzogstand” are located only a 30-minute drive away from Weilheim. Combining a hike with a ride on a mountain cable car gives you even more possibilities for great mountain tours. On sunny days, you can even go down the “Blomberg” or the “Kolben” on a summer toboggan.

  • The Blombergbahn

    Take the cable car up the Blomberg close to the Town of Bad Tölz. The mountain’s summit is at 1248 meters and offers a wonderful view. This is a great destination for families.

    40 kilometers (25 miles)
  • The Herzogstandbahn

    The Herzogstand is a mountain that is very representative for this area. Take the Herzogstandbahn, the cable car up from the town of Walchensee, and it will lift you straight up to the summit.

    50 kilometers (31 miles)
  • The Hörnlebahn

    With its numerous hiking trails, chairlifts, and cabins, the skiing and hiking area at the Hörnle offers many opportunities to do sports or relax and recharge one’s batteries.

    34 kilometers (21 miles)
  • The Kolbenlift

    The Kolbensattel offers a mountain terrain with an especially good infrastructure. This makes this mountain particularly attractive for mountain bikers, rock climbers, and other summer-time mountain sports.

    41 kilometers (25 miles)

Golf Courses

The quaint meadows of the Pfaffenwinkel are home to a considerable number of golf courses. Several high-class courses are located within less than 50 kilometers (30 miles).

  • Golfclub Hohenpähl

    The golf club in Hohenpähl puts special emphasis on the combination of golf and nature. Playing golf here is a special highlight for nature enthusiasts.

    10 kilometers (6 miles)
  • Golfclub Tutzing

    Just 2 kilometers from the western shore of Lake Starnberg, north of Tutzing, you will find the Golfclub Tutzing. It is one of the most beautiful golf clubs in the area.

    15 kilometers (9 miles)
  • Golfclub Iffeldorf

    The Golf Club Iffeldorf is located just a few kilometers from Weilheim. It lies between the Alpes, lakes, and lush nature and it offers a restaurant, a golf school, and a wonderful view.

    22 kilometers (14 miles)

Restaurants & Inns

All around Weilheim, you can discover nice beer gardens with a great view of the Alpine panorama.

  • Country Tavern Gasthaus Westner in Riegsee

    Enjoy traditional Bavarian cuisine in this rustic restaurant at the lake.

    21 kilometers (13 miles)
  • Country Tavern Bayerische Rigi on the Hohenpeißenberg

    This restaurant above the town of Peißenberg offers an amazing view of the Alpine panorama. It’s an ideal destination for hikers.

    19 kilometers (12 miles)
  • The Castle Tavern Hohenberg close to Seeshaupt

    This restaurant with its idyllic beer garden and historic wooden nine-pins ally is worth a visit.

    12 kilometers (7 miles)
  • The Café Edelweiß in Ettal

    Enjoy Bavarian and international cuisine at the Café Edelweiß in Ettal – in the very heart of the Ammergau Alps.

    42 kilometers (26 miles)
  • The “Fröhliches Wirtshaus” in Großweil

    It’s a classic! The Fröhliches Wirtshaus (German for “happy inn”) dates back to 1873 and serves food from their own slaughtery.

    33 kilometers (21 miles)
  • The “Beim Kargl” in Saulgrub

    The country inn “Beim Kargl” takes special pride in offering food that is regional, seasonal, and traditional. It's a great place for gourmets.

    31 kilometers (19 miles)
  • Lake Restaurant Alpenblick in Uffing at the Staffelsee

    Enjoy the wonderful view of the Alps from the lakeside restaurant’s deck. The perfect place to dine in style.

    19 kilometers (12 miles)

Cities, Towns & Sights of the Area

In addition to its beautiful natural surroundings, Weilheim is advantageously located in the center of Upper Bavaria. Travelers can reach places of historic importance, such as Munich or Landsberg am Lech, or world-famous leisure towns, such as Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Murnau, and Bad Tölz, within less than an hour. Visit magical and historically-significant places. Enjoy the great variety of sports and activities in the area. Relax on a whole new level. Weilheim is waiting to welcome you!

  • Garmisch-Partenkirchen

    Discover exciting natural treasures, such as the Partnach Gorge, and visit famous venues of international sports events, such as the Olympic ski jumping hill or the historic Olympic bobsleigh tracks. Visitors can easily and conveniently reach the summit of the Zugspitze via rack railway or cable car. You will be greeted by a breathtaking view of the Alpes from this highest summit of Germany. Don’t miss out!

    45 kilometers (28 miles)
  • Murnau

    Murnau has a special historic connection to art and literature: The town that is located south of Weilheim was once home to great artists and writers such as Gabriele Münter, Wassily Kandinsky, and Ödön von Horvath. The legacy of these personalities is still palpable in Murnau and it draws many visitors to the town. Visit the Gabriele-Münter-Haus, the museum in the castle (the Schlossmuseum), or one of Murnau’s galleries that are home to alternating exhibitions. The paintings and sculpture will let you dive deep into the special atmosphere of this magical place.

    20 kilometers (12 miles)
  • Munich

    The famous capital of Bavaria is located only 30 minutes by train or 45 minutes by car from Weilheim. With its numerous sights, such as the Marienplatz (the central square of Munich), the Frauenkirche (the church that Munich’s skyline is famous for), the Bayrische Staatsoper (the opera house), the Nationaltheater (the national theater), the Deutsches Museum (Munich’s huge museum of technology), the English Garden, the famous Hofbräuhaus, and many great events. Munich’s most well-known event is very likely the Oktoberfest. It takes place every year from late September to early October on the “Theresienwiese” fair ground. The pedestrian zone of Munich and the old parts of the city offer a large variety of shopping opportunities, bars, and restaurants for every taste and all budget sizes. The Viktualienmarkt (the traditional all-year market close to the Marienplatz) is a great place to get a hearty snack and to buy some regional artisan craftwork.

    52 kilometers (32 miles)
  • Landsberg am Lech

    Landsberg am Lech is located about 40 kilometers (25 miles) north-west of Weilheim. Its beautiful medieval city center right next to the river Lech is a marvelous piece of history that nicely illustrates how the regional architecture evolved over time. It is definitely worth a day trip.

    38 kilometers (24 miles)
  • Bad Tölz

    A trip to the Tegernsee, the beautiful Schliersee, or to the Sylvensteinspeicher can be conveniently combined with a visit to Bad Tölz. The town’s lively pedestrian zone features many historic buildings. An especially nice event to visit is the local Christmas market that is well-known in the area.

    46 kilometers (29 miles)