herzogliche fischzucht fischerei kreuth

Ducal Fish Farm Wildbad Kreuth

In recent years, the ducal fish farm has developed from a simple fish farm into a culinary attraction south of Lake Tegernsee. Locals, hikers and cyclists head here to sit between the fish ponds and enjoy fish specialities straight out of the water. The fish farm here in Kreuth has existed since the middle of the 19th century. These day you should expect long queues at the fish shop no matter when you visit.

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The locals have known it already for many years: the fishery here in Kreuth serves the freshest and tastiest fish on Lake Tegernsee. Grab yourself a bench between the fish ponds and enjoy the house specialties – straight out of the spa waters of Kreuth.

Der Biergarten inmitten von Fischteichen
Beer garden between the fish ponds

As inconspicuous as this place is, you’ll be hard pressed to find a more classic Tegernsee experience than here. Whether you sit in the beer garden or inside the hut, you can expect to enjoy the finest smoked fish fillets served with a crisp glass of rosé, white wine or a Tegernseer Hell.

Die Räucherstube der Fischerei Kreuth
The smokehouse at the Kreuth fishery

For visitors to Wildbad Kreuth, the ducal fishery is without doubt one of the best places to stop, other than Siebenhütten mountain hut, for refreshments south of Tegernsee.

Fish sale at the ducal fish farm

Freshly caught fish are shrink-wrapped and ready to take away in the farm shop.

Geräucherter Fisch im Fischverkauf
Smoked fish from Tegernsee in the fish shop

The specialty here is the char, which is offered freshly caught as a fillet. There is also smoked char, smoked trout, smoked salmon trout and salmon trout graved style – all fish species straight from the ponds. The fish shop also sells fish sandwiches to take away or eat on site.

Der Fischverkauf der Herzoglichen Fischzucht Kreuth
Fish shop in Kreuth

History of the Fish Farm in Kreuth

The tradition of fish farming in Kreuth goes back to the 19th century. At that time, the European aristocracy made guest appearances in Wildbad Kreuth and the Bavarian kings had fish ponds built to treat their aristocratic guests to fresh trout.

  1. When is the Ducal Fish Farm in Wildbad Kreuth open?

    The fish shop is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays are closed. The beer garden is open whenever the weather is nice.

  2. Can you park at the Ducal Fish Farm in Kreuth?

    There are several parking spaces directly in front of the fish farm. Alternatively, you can park at the Wildbad Kreuth hiking car park and walk a kilometer through the Weißachauen to the fishery.

The best way to get here is by bike from Lake Tegernsee. The ducal fish farm Wildbad Kreuth is located directly on the bike trail from Tegernsee to Siebenhütten along the Munich/Venice long-distance cycle path.

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