Excursion destinations in Murnau am Staffelsee and the surrounding area

Neuschwanstein Castle

Even if Neuschwanstein Castle is known all over the world and is no longer an insider tip, one thing is certain: its imposing architecture will cast a spell over you.


There are legends about the Staffelsee and its seven islands. Find out its secrets on board the MS Seehausen and live in one of its fantastically located campsites.

Froschhauser see

At the smallest of the three lakes you will find peace and relaxation. There you will find pure nature: deep blue water, beautiful litter meadows and a fantastic mountain view.


At the Riegsee you can surf, sail and let your mind wander. The water, on the banks of which the municipality of the same name lies, is clean and warm and therefore ideal for a bath. You can bypass the Riegsee by bike, enjoy the unique diversity of nature on a 13.43 kilometer route.


Experience magical moments and immerse yourself in the dream world of King Ludwig II that has become reality. You will encounter fairy tale castles with enchanting parks on your way to the Blue Land. Because the royal route winds through the imposing foothills of the Alps and takes you directly to Murnau.

Linderhof Palace

The Kini had the former forester’s house on this fantastically located property converted into a magnificent building. Surrounded by the Ammergau Alps, you will discover an idyllic piece of earth here.

Herrenchiemsee Castle

Versailles in miniature, that was the dream of the Bavarian king. It found its unspeakably beautiful home in the Chiemsee, but Ludwig II did not see its completion.


Murnau am Staffelsee has two attractive museums: the Murnau Castle Museum and the Münter House. In both you can follow in the footsteps of the Blue Rider. Because while the Münter house was the summer residence formerly occupied by Gabriele Münter and Wassily Kandinsky, you will find their works and numerous paintings by the Blue Rider in the Murnau Castle Museum. But Murnau’s history also comes into focus here: regional handicrafts and nature reserves, world literature and the hustle and bustle of the Brandenburg region.

Münter house

The Münter Haus Murnau am Staffelsee was the inspiration and starting point for a new artistic movement, that of Expressionism. It was a meeting place for the avant-garde and a refuge for artists: Franz Marc, Alexej von Jawlensky, Marianne von Werefkin, August Macke and Arnold Schönberg came to visit regularly, as did collectors and gallery owners. Gabriele Münter and Wassily Kandinsky stayed in the house on Kottmüllerallee for many years. Here they created the small garden together and painted the furniture according to their artistic taste. Today you can visit the Münter House for yourself and when you enter you will notice that it still feels as if you are here, just in the process of painting the banister or a table.

Murnau Castle Museum

In the center of Murnau am Staffelsee you will find the world-famous Murnau Castle Museum, which has a permanent exhibition of over 80 paintings, drawings and graphics from all phases of Gabriele Münter’s work. In addition to the permanent exhibition, you will find regular exclusive special exhibitions with interesting topics in the Murnau Castle Museum.

Franz Marc Museum Kochel

The Franz Marc Museum in Kochel am See has been dedicated to the work of Franz Marc since it was founded in 1986. A regularly redesigned hanging of the Franz Marc Museum and annual changing exhibitions sound out the different aspects of the collection and present Franz Marc in the full breadth of his artistic and theoretical work as well as his personality shaped by a visionary spirit of reform.

Buchheim Museum

The Buchheim Museum is an experience that appeals to all the senses. The museum concept unites four collections under one roof: the focus is on the famous Expressionist collection with paintings, watercolors, drawings and prints. Changing exhibitions add to the liveliness of the museum. The Buchheim Museum is located north of Bernried in Höhenrieder Park directly on the shores of Lake Starnberg. A walk through the park is a unique delight in nature and art. Old groups of trees, enchanted ponds, pagodas, sculptures and other works of art line the path from the visitor parking lot to the museum building

Neuschwanstein Castle – Bavaria’s cultural treasure

It is one of the most popular sights in Germany and attracts around 1.5 million people every year: We are talking about Neuschwanstein Castle near Füssen, south of the Austrian border. A cultural asset that is second to none and is considered a valuable treasure of the Bavarian state. The fascination that surrounds the local building and its history has also cast a spell over us, so that we can take a closer look at the famous castle here on the blog.


Boutique Hotel Angerer

  • 8 minutes walk to the swimming lake “Froschhauser See” – 500 m
  • 15 minutes walk to the bathing lake “Riegsee” – 950 m
  • 10 minutes walk to the center of Murnau (pedestrian zone) – 750 m
  • 20 minutes’ walk to the Staffelsee – 1.5 km
  • 10 minutes’ walk to the BG Unfallklinik Murnau / BG Rehabilitation Clinic Murnau – 750 m
  • Located directly on the popular hiking trails, bike tours & attractions
Away by car:
  • 25 kilometers to the Zugspitze and 21 kilometers to the Alpspitze
  • 6 kilometers to the lovely home garden
  • 12 kilometers to the Franz Marc Museum
  • 2.5 kilometers to the Münterhaus
  • 24 kilometers to Andechs Monastery
  • 24 kilometers to Oberammergau
  • 24 kilometers to Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Our other hotels in the “Blue Land”

Werdenfels Aparthotel Murnau (B&B)
The new building on the sunny side of Murnau am Staffelsee offers living comfort and the unique panorama of the Alps.

Hotel Restaurant Alpspitz Grainau
Hotel Alpspitz in the Zugspitze village of Grainau
The Comfort Hotel Alpspitz with a wellness oasis to feel good in the Ferienparadies Resort Zugspitzland in Grainau.
Holiday home Villa Alpenpanorama
The “Ferienhaus Villa Alpenpanorama” in Ohlstadt, on the sunny side between the mountains and rivers.