Take the suburban train S8 or S1 in the direction of Munich. Alight at “Donnersberger Brücke” station. Change to the local train “Bayerische Oberlandbahn – BOB”. Ensure that you are in the correct part of the train as it splits up into three separate journeys along its route. Enter the section with the destination “Bayrischzell” (indicated above the entrances). Alight from this train at Schliersee station. From the train station, Karma Bavaria is a short 15-minute stroll away, or if you give us a call, we will arrange a taxi to pick you up. The best ticket to get from Munich Airport to Schliersee is called the “Bayern Ticket” and can be purchased at the airport.
From Munich Airport take motorway A92 in the direction of München and follow the signs to Salzburg A8. Get off the motorway at the exit labelled “Weyarn” and turn right onto the B307. Stay on this road for the next 18km until you reach Schliersee and take the first road to the left (after the traffic lights) and you will reach Karma Bavaria Schliersee.
We are happy to arrange a taxi to pick you up at Munich Airport (approx. cost € 165,00)
Tel : 08026 / 92 02 46
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Where to buy groceries
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Our top picks of restaurants in the region
Karma Bavaria’s Karmasee restaurant is an ideal dining location, featuring the best in contemporary
German and European cuisine with the occasional nod to Asian flavours as well.
Open daily from 7:00 – 10:00 / 12:00 – 15:00 / 18:30 – 21:30
Kirchbichlweg 18 – 83727 Schliersee
Tel. 08026/6080 | karmabavaria.com
With its cosy and down-to-earth interior, Ratskeller is a great place to experience excellent
Bavarian fare. The restaurant has been open since 1874, so they’ve had plenty of time to perfect
their offering. Enjoy local specialities from Munich and Franconia accompanied by Löwenbräu
beers fresh from the tap and wines from Würzburger Juliusspital.
Open daily from 10:00 to 22:30
Rathausstraße 1a – 83727 Schliersee
08026/9205800 | www.ratskeller-schliersee.de
A fairytale comes to life, magnificent Neuschwanstein Castle started life as a rather extreme
example of a lord’s folly. The building was commissioned in the 19th Century by “Mad” King
Ludwig. Unfortunately for the King, who paid for the castle out of his personal fortune, he died
before he could enjoy his grand design. Since that time, Schloss Neuschwanstein has become
one of Germany’s most popular tourist attractions. Rising out of the Alpine forest near Fussen, its
towering turrets were the inspiration for Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty.
Built in the 17th Century, Hofhaus am See is another historic dining experience in the town of
Schliersee. The restaurant offers local favourites cooked with heart by the Wagner family,
including delectable duck.
Open daily 11:30 to 15:30 & 17:00 to 20:00
Mesnergasse 2 – 83727 Schliersee
08026/94499 | www.hofhaus-am-see.de
Another of “Mad” King Ludwig’s fantastical creations, the beautiful and ornate Royal Palace of
Herrenchiemsee, or the New Palace, was both the largest and last of his famous building projects.
Inspired by the ornate Versailles, the palace was a tribute for France’s King Louis XIV, whom the
Bavarian king much admired.
Restaurant zum Wurz specialises in proteins from the grill, including locally raised beef and pork.
You’ll find top-quality cuts from most of the best beef producing regions in the world, including
Australia, Argentina and the USA.
Opening Times Wednesday until Sunday from 18:00 to 24:00
Osterhofen 13 – 83735 Bayrischzell
08023-8192979 | www.zum-wurz.de/restaurant
Take the scenic cable car from Schliersee to the ever-popular Schliersbergalm lookout. In about 4
minutes you’ll reach an altitude of 1061m and along the way take in the magnificent views. Once
up top you can open-air heated swimming pool, children’s adventure playground (with three giant
trampolines), and 9-hole miniature golf course.
Just across the border in Austria, the city of Salzburg has a long and storied history. Once the
home of Mozart, the city’s baroque heritage earned Salzburg a UNESCO Heritage listing however
it’s the city’s thoroughly contemporary arts, dining and culture scene that’s really drawing the
crowds these days.
Bei Jianni’s serves flavourful Greek and Mediterranean cuisine in an Alpen setting. The
presentation, quality and the taste – everything is just right. Enjoy hearty traditional Greek dishes
including the house gyros.
Open daily from 11:30 to 14:00 & 17:00 – 23:00
Bahnhofstraße 10 – 83727 Schliersee
08026/922480 | www.jiannis-schliersee.de
Once the mountain retreat of senior members of the Nazi Party during the dark era of Germany’s
Third Reich, Kehlsteinhaus – otherwise known as the Eagles Nest – perches on a sheer rock wall
atop the summit of Kehlstein in the Bavarian Alps. It was constructed during the Third Reich as
a status symbol, where Hitler and his cronies gathered there to make plans for war and impress
foreign dignitaries. Today, it’s a tourist site where visitors to the region can gain insight into some
of the most important – and diabolical – events of the 20th Century.
For those looking for a spice hit Lahori is Schliersee’s local Indian joint. Chow down on flavourful
North and South bites from the sub-continent.
Open daily from 11:00 – 14:30 & 17:30 – 23:00
Schlierseer Str. 2 – 83714 Miesbach
08025/9242323 | www.restaurant-lahori.de
A day trip to the stunning Lake Chiemsee is a must. Bavaria’s largest lake offers a wealth of watersports
and relaxing pastimes on and around the lake including the gilded grandeur of Herrenchiemsee Palace,
which looms on an island in the heart of the lake.
The German Museum Munich is a vast, interactive space with more than 30 exhibitions to
explore. Whether you are into ships, planes, computers, toys, astronomy or mining, there are
over 28,000 objects on display including the first motorised aircraft built by the Wright brothers,
the U1 submarine, and the first program-controlled computer (Conrad Zuse’s Z3).
Less than 10 minutes’ drive from Karma Bavaria, near the picturesque town of Schliersee,
Lantenhammer Distillery is a third generation family-run enterprise producing potent potables
such as brandies, fruity liqueurs, and Bavarian Gin. The best thing about an afternoon spent
sipping Bavaria’s best brandies is that afterwards Karma Bavaria’s just a short stroll up the hill.
Bavaria’s state capital may be most well-known for Oktoberfest and its famed Christmas markets,
but Munich offers much more than cultural kitsch to keep the avid visitor entertained. Each
district has its own beauty and there’s plenty to explore in international dining, arts and culture
including the Deutsche Museum, the world’s largest science and technology museum.
With a population of 6000 people, the municipality of Fischbachau nestles in the wide valley
of the river Leitzach amidst Bavaria’s natural beauty and framed by magnificent mountains. The
municipality comprises of Birkenstein, Hammer-Aurach, Elbach, Hundham and Wörnsmühl,
leading you into a particularly beautiful part of Bavaria. Recreation, relaxation and nature are the
order of the day.
At the first fall of snowflakes, Schliersee and its surrounds become a winter wonderland with
winter sports enthusiasts heading straight for Spitzingsee, located at an altitude of 1,100 meters
(where it snows even earlier and lasts longer, thanks to its elevation and modern artificial snow
Approximately 470 metres east of the southern part of Schliersee near the village of Neuhaus
sit the ruins of Hohenwaldeck castle. The journey up to its 980-metre elevation offers some of
the most picturesque views of Lake Schliersee and the surrounding peaks. The Veste was built
towards the end of the 13th century by the Lords of Waldeck. The Waldeck were servants to the
diocese of Freising but were able to build a largely independent rule after the construction of the
spur castle. During the 16th century, the death of the last Waldecker in the hands of the Lords
of Maxlrain had the castle change owners however by the time the somewhat violent exchange
took place the castle was already slipping into disrepair after a rockfall destroyed much of the
structure in 1480.
Waterfalls are nature’s Valium. The exceedingly lovely Josefstal Falls, reached by a gentle stroll
through woodland near Schliersee Lake, resemble a tropical oasis (due to the spray) and are well
worth a visit for those with relaxation on their minds. Afterwards, pop around the corner to Café
Brunnhof to sample their fantastic array of delicious cakes.
This short moderate walking tour is ideal for families with children. The length of this path has
2,8 kilometres and you will arrive at the waterfalls of Josefstal – a wonderful valley near the lake
Schliersee. Especially children and adults will love this track. Hiking maps rate this tour with
two stars for condition and for technical skills with three stars. The landscape is astonishing
(landscape: four stars) and the highest point is at 952 metres above the sea level, the lowest point
is at 810 metres.
The walking path starts and ends at the “Josefstaler Strasse”. This street you will find on the
southern side of the Schliersee in Neuhaus. If you are planning to travel by train, jump on the
Bayerische Oberlandbahn (BOB) at the main station in Munich. All day long every hour a train
leaves to Schliersee / Fischhausen-Neuhaus. You also can travel by car. Just drive along the
Autobahn A 8 until you reach the exit to Weyarn. Now follow the state road ST 2072 and the
national road B 307. As soon as you see a sign showing you the way to Schliesee/ Fischhausen-
Neuhaus, please follow this sign until you arrive at the parking site at the Josefstaler Strasse.
Located to the northeast of Munich, Dachau has a long history dating back as far as the 9th
Century AD, however it’s the notorious use of the town as a concentration camp during the
tyranny and darkness of Nazi rule which has defined it since. The site has been renovated and
preserved as a Holocaust memorial to those who suffered and died there between 1933 and its
liberation in 1945. There are several tours from nearby Munich, although you can visit on your
own using public transportation..
Walk from the folk festival area in Hausham to the little stream called the Schlierach. Upstream the
path will lead you towards Café Huberalm and then on to the track to Huberspitz. After enjoying a
few local flavours walk on down the road until you reach the hiking path through the forest which
will lead you to the mountain pastures of the Gindelalmen and the Gindelalmschneid. You’ll be
treated to a beautiful view to the alpine uplands.
Catch some of the best football played anywhere on earth at Allianz Arena. FC Bayern Munich
plays their home games at the stadium and it’s something special to see a sea of red amongst
the 75,000 capacity stands. The Bundesliga season runs from August to May and attending an
Autumn home game is somewhat of a tradition for the locals.
In the picture-postcard town of Schliersee, Slyrs distillery arguably makes Germany’s best single
malt whisky – Slyrs. While just under 10 kilometres away, Lantenhammer distillery produces distilled
delights including brandies, fruity liqueurs, and Bavarian gin, as well as jams, glassware, gift packs
and other specialities.
Both are run by the third generation Stetter family and both are within easy reach of Karma Bavaria
which is perched (somewhat fortuitously) half-way between the two.
There are plenty of organised tours at both distilleries during which you can enjoy tasting the whisky
or Williamsbirnenbrand (Williams pear schnapps), a Mirabellenbrand (mirabelle plum brandy)
and a Waldhimbeergeist (forest raspberry schnapps), as well as spirits made from blackcurrants,
strawberries, sour cherry, and apricot nectar.
The Stetters use only hand-picked juices and nectars from tree-ripened fruit. The result is a
concentrated delightfully fruity taste.
Obere Firstalm is one of the more well-known mountain inns in the Bavarian Alps and offers visitors
to the region an authentic slice of Bavarian Alpen life. The Firstalm lies at the end of a valley running
between Brecherspitz in the north and Stümpfling in the south and is about 2.5 kilometres from
Spitzingsee. The area’s uber-green meadows and surrounding hiking trails are ideal for families with
children and people that enjoy a more leisurely walk as opposed to adrenalin inducing mountain
The Schliersberg Alpine hut is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the Schliersee region.
The hotel and its restaurant lie near the summer sledge run making it an ideal place to rest before
you begin your next run down! Visitors to the hut can either walk or take the cable car, which has
been in operation since 1952. Departure times are between 8.30 am and 10.00 pm daily, and
cabins leave every 15 minutes from Schliersee to mount Schliersberg and back. If you prefer to
travel by car, head along Autobahn A8 from Munich-Salzburg, exit at Weyarn and follow the signs
to Schliersee and the valley station. You can park your car at the valley station and hop onto the
cable car to the Schliersberg Alpine hut or walk the hiking path. The trip will take approximately
an hour. The restaurant and beer garden serves regional and national specialities using locally
sourced certified organic ingredients. Many day-trippers travel up the mountain just for a good
meal with spectacular views.