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Easy Hike Along Tegernsee’s “Höhenweg” (easy, 4.1km, 140m elevation)

If you are looking for an easy hike on Lake Tegernsee, you are spoiled for choice. Our favourite is the Tegernseer Höhenweg: it’s an easy hike accessible all year round and is suitable for the whole family. Starting in Gmund you’ll need an hour and a half to reach you destination – the Tegernsee lake promenade. Starting in the opposite direction, the easy hike is ideal for a walk after lunch at the Bräustüberl.


Start: Gasse Hiking Car Park
Distance:4.1 km
Duration:90 mins
Altitude:140 m elevation

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Directions & Parking

By Car:
Take the A8 Munich-Salzburg until the exit for Holzkirchen and carry on along the B318 to Gmund. Turn left leaving Gmund onto Schlierseer Straße heading east towards Gasse. Take the right turn to Parkplatz Gasse.

By Train & Bus:
Take the Bayerische Regiobahn (BRB) train from Munich to Gmund. The RVO bus 9558 leaves right outside the station, taking you to the Gasse bus stop. From here it’s just a few minutes’ walk to the starting point of the hike at the Gasse car park. The RVO bus 9555 leaving from Miesbach/Hausham also stops at the Gasse bus stop.

Trail Description

This leisurely hike starts at the Gasse car park – public toilet available. Just five minutes into the hike you’ll find yourself outside Oberbuchberger’s farm shop. We recommend stopping here at least briefly for a quick look inside or a coffee in the beautiful gardens. Leaving Oberbuchberger’s the road takes you down towards Tegernsee until you reach a sign for the Höhenweg T1. Here you’ll turn south and on to Sankt Quirin and the town of Tegernsee.

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The lightly undulating path takes you through idyllic meadows and wooded areas, past cows and llamas.

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The Höhenweg is particularly stunning in autumn

You’ll find plenty of shade and numerous benches for a short break along the Tegernsee Höhenweg.

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View of Lake Tegernsee from the Höhenweg

Around every corner you’ll discover a new vantage point with views over the lake and the surrounding mountains.

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Blick Richtung Süden entlang des Höhenwegs

At the hotel “Das Tegernsee” you’ll reach the end of this stunning easy hike at Tegernsee, taking you down to Tegernsee train station. The hike takes about 1.5 hours in total.

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Die letzen Meter vor dem Bahnhof Tegernsee

At Tegernsee train station, walk along the Alpbach to the lake promenade. From here it’s a 7-minute walk south to the Bräustüberl Tegernsee. There are several options for returning to Gasse or Gmund: by train, by boat, by bus or of course on foot.


Various hikes start along the Höhenweg in the direction of Neureuth and Schliersee. The hike from Schliersee to Tegernsee on the Prinzenweg is a particular highlight in the region and also starts from along the Höhenweg.


If you’re looking for a leisurely, easy hike at Tegernsee for the whole family, this is the one for you. Even toddlers can safely walk alone. Thanks to the low altitude, the Höhenweg is perfect for a winter hike on Lake Tegernsee – even in snow and ice.