Take a Vacation in health resort Kochel am See in upper Bavaria

The picturesque health resort Kochel am See is part of the administrative district Upper Bavaria and situated 605 meters above sea level.
Kochel has about 4300 residents with its districts Altjoch, Brunnenbach, Ort, Pessenbach, Pfisterberg and Ried. It is an ideal spot for many activities.

Kochel am See was originally a fishing village. Today it is a well-known tourist destination that offers many excursions for families, hikers, cyclists and those interested in art.

The Blue Country – the landscape of mountains & lakes

The varied landscape of the upper Bavarian region around Lake Kochelsee already fascinated Expressionists such as Franz Marc. Nature loving artistic souls will love upper Bavaria: high mountains, flat valleys, refreshing lakes, flower-filled meadows and mystic “Loisach Moor”.
Even the fairy tale king Ludwig II. appreciated the incomparable view of the Kochel´s mountain summit: the Herzogstand. And the composer Richard Wagner wrote in his while sitting in his cabin ”Hochkopfhütte” above the lake Walchensee:

“Everything here is beautiful beyond description.”

Enjoy the fresh mountain air and breathtaking views of the surrounding lakeland – a holiday for body and soul!

  • Kochelsee

  • Walchensee

  • Starnbergersee

  • Osterseen

  • Lautersee

  • Eibsee

  • Staffelsee

  • Riegsee

  • Eichsee

  • Tegernsee

  • Schliersee

  • Spitzingsee

Recreation & Sports in the foothills of the Alps

The charming landscape around Kochelsee offers endless opportunities for recreation. The landscape is ideal for hiking – offering flat and mountainous trails – mountain climbing and cycling. Experience fun in the water in the leisure park Trimini or in the many adjoining ponds. At Walchensee favorable winds are blowing for sailors and surfers and for divers the lake harbors many secrets. Children have fun in the Viking village Flake out of the movie “Wickie und die starken Männer”.
Kochel am See is a central starting point for many attractions for all tastes – no time for boredom!

Art & Culture – the Bavarian region with painters and artists

The famous painter Franz Marc gave his adopted country the honorary title “The Blue Country”. His works can be seen at the Franz Marc Museum in Kochel am See. The work of his fellow artists of the artist group “Blaue Reiter” Kandinsky, Münter, Macke and Klee can be seen in Schlossmuseum in Murnau. The open-air museum Glentleiten is worth a visit, too. Around the area of Kochelsee many beautiful churches await you – the most beautiful is the Sanctuary “auf der Wies”.
Beyond that Kochel organizes cozy lake festivals with music and dance, folklore evenings, concerts, theater performances and ceremonial costume parades.
Get to know the Bavarian way of life and fall in love with!