Discover the Waginger See and its surroundings

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The Waginger See and its surroundings

The Chiemgau Alps offer a great sight on a tour through the foothills of the Alps. Sunny weather lures us out to an alpine panorama tour from Waginger See to Nussdorf im Chiemgau. It is August 15th. Holiday in Catholic regions and communities Bavaria's. One celebrates the Assumption. First we think about whether we should use the perfect weather on this day. After all, we are not alone on public holidays. But the sun shines so temptingly from the blue sky that we can't resist. A Picnic is quickly prepared. This guarantees us an enjoyable day. There's a lot going on in the restaurants on the lakes. We therefore avoid them today. We finally leave for one

Chiemgau Alps Alpine Panorama Tour from Lake Waginger to Nussdorf

There is a lot of activity on the lakeside of Lake Waginger. To find a parking lot near the shore is hardly possible. Therefore, we cross the road that separates Lake Tachinger from Waginger See. On the other side of the lake, we finally turn left in the village of Tettenhausen into Bichelner Straße. This leads us through the village to the small hamlet Bicheln. There we leave our car and take our picnic basket.


The Chiemgau Alps seen from Tettenhausen on Waginger See
The Chiemgau Alps seen from Tettenhausen on Waginger See


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A narrow road leads above the Tachinger lake in the direction of the forest. However, we do not see Lake Tachingen from here. Instead, we set out to find a place for our lunch break. One kilometer further we find a shady bank under beeches. There we unpack our picnic and enjoy it off the beaten track at the lake. Calmly. The only thing we hear is the rustling of the treetops above us. Despite the holiday, we enjoy our trip to nature.


A perfect picnic area near the Waginger See
picnic Area



Enjoy silence in the forest
Enjoy silence in the forest



Shady place in the forest
Shady place in the forest


Waldness above the Tachinger lake

With the exception of a few hikers and cyclists, we have the place to ourselves and enjoy our picnic lunch with a view of the hilly landscape of Chiemgau. It's hard for us to leave this quiet place. But in the end we are driven away by a mosquito that will not let itself be dissuaded from biting us. Only on the way back do we see that we have a beautiful view of Lake Waginger from the road from our bench in the forest to Bicheln.


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View from Bicheln of the Chiemgau Alps and the Waginger See
View from Bicheln to the Chiemgau Alps
View from Bicheln to Lake Waginger and the Chiemgau Alps
As well as a view of Bicheln on the Waginger lake and the Chiemgau Alps



A view for connoisseurs on Lake Waginger

This tempts us to take a walk towards the lake. It doesn't take long before we reach a bench under a weeping willow. Their branches hang far down and provide pleasant shade in the summer heat. So we enjoy the view of Lake Waginger from a distance. Away from the hustle and bustle and noise that reigns directly at the lake, all we can hear here is the hum of a bee buzzing towards us from the wildflower meadow. Only after a while do we go back to our car and continue our Alpine panorama tour from Waginger See to Nussdorf im Chiemgau. Cows happily eat the fresh greens in a pasture. The village of Tettenhausen lies on the shore of the lake. Its church tower rises against the backdrop of the Chiemgau Alps and Lake Waginger See to its left.


Weeping willow on Lake Waginger overlooking the Chiemgau Alps
Weeping willow at Waginger See
Wildflower meadow against the backdrop of the Chiemgau Alps
As well as a wildflower meadow


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From Waging am See to Otting

There is still a lot of traffic on the lake shore. So we leave the beach and restaurant of Tettenhausen left and drive back to the ring road to Waging am See. Only a few meters later we leave again and continue our tour on the Ottinger Straße. Off the fast roads that lead through the Chiemgau, we take our time and drive past corn fields. The plants are almost two meters high in mid-August, so that we only see the Alps in the background through their tips. Sunflowers as well as other wildflowers line the field along the road.


Sunflowers and corn
Sunflowers and corn
Chiemgau Alps in summer in Chiemgau
Chiemgau Alps in summer in Chiemgau


About chamber to Nussdorf with views of the Chiemgau Alps

In Otting we turn off towards Kammer. We already know this route from our Alpine panorama tour in the spring, Therefore, we only stop where particularly beautiful views of the mountains, grazing herds of cows and summery corn fields lure us to take pictures. At the roadside we discover vetch and other wild plants at this time of the year. In Kammer we follow the instructions of our Navis in the direction of Nussdorf. We quickly leave the main road behind us and drive up the mountain. On the way we pass hay meadows with sheds where the farmers dry their hay. On a slope, a herd of cattle has settled in the shade of a forest. Apparently the sun is too hot for them too.


Cows in the shade
Cows in the shade
Church in Nussdorf im Chiemgau in the style of the Chiemgau Alps
Church in Nussdorf im Chiemgau
Cemetery of Nussdorf im Chiemgau against the backdrop of the Chiemgau Alps
Cemetery of Nussdorf im Chiemgau


Shortly afterwards, we discover the first houses in Nussdorf over rolling hills. A man shows us the way to the local church. Next to this we find a cemetery with wrought iron crosses that give this place a special charm. The afternoon heat finally prompts us to make our way home. On the way we stop at a café on the Chiemsee and treat ourselves to one Kaiserschmarrn Recipe. We save a tour in this region for quieter days.

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Arrival by plane, bus or train*. Of Munich the journey to Tettenhausen takes about one and a half hours. Of Salzburg one drives also approx. 45 minutes.

Alpine panorama tour from Lake Waginger to Nussdorf im Chiemgau:

An Map of this tour You can also find this link. It is about 23 kilometers long. The route is suitable for cyclists as well as for motorists and motorcyclists.

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Excursion to the Waginger See
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Discover the Waginger See and its surroundings

Monika Fuchs

Monika Fuchs and Petar Fuchs are the authors and publishers of the Slow Travel and Enjoyment travel blog TravelWorldOnline Traveller. You have been publishing this blog since 2005. TravelWorldOnline has been online since 2001. Your topics are Trips to Savor and wine tourism worldwide and Slow Travel. During her studies, Monika Fuchs spent some time in North America, where she traveled to the USA and Canada - sometimes together with Petar Fuchs - and spent a research year in British Columbia. This strengthened her thirst for knowledge, which she pursued for 6 years Adventure Guide for Rotel Tours and then for 11 years as Study tour guide for Studiosus Reisen tried to breastfeed all over the world. She constantly expanded her travel regions, but curiosity still gnawed at her: “What is beyond the horizon? What else is there to discover in this city? Which people are interesting here? What do you eat in this region?” These are the questions she is now trying to answer as a freelance travel journalist (her articles have appeared in DIE ZEIT, 360° Canada, 360° USA, etc.), among others. travel writer and travel blogger answers in many countries around the world. Petar Fuchs produces the videos on this blog as well as on YouTube. Monika Fuchs from TravelWorldOnline is below Germany's top 50 bloggers in 2021 Other Information about Monika and Petar Fuchs. Recommendations on LinkedIn from tourism experts Further recommendations from cooperation partners and tourism experts Professional experience Monika on LinkedIn

18 thoughts too "Discover the Waginger See and its surroundings"

  1. Dear Monika,

    now I finally know where “Nussdorf” is located. : D
    I still have the phrase of Mario Barth in my head!

    This lush green inspires me and I'm totally fixated on mountains anyway.
    This year we had a very bad summer in the north and was very jealous of the people living a little more southern in Germany.

    Nice report!

    1. Dear Saskia,

      There are even several nut villages in Bavaria: D. This is just a few kilometers from Lake Chiemsee. Especially in summer weather makes a tour off the usual tourist routes through the foothills of the Alps great fun.

      Best regards,

    1. You're right, Antje. And there are still real insider tips away from the usual tourist routes, which are not crowded on summer vacation days.

      Best regards,

  2. That really sounds like an idyllic country life there. Somehow I even have a vague memory that I have been to Waginger See before - but I am no longer sure. Definitely, very nice article.

    Best regards,

  3. Dear Monika,
    the area around Lake Waginger is simply beautiful. We have recently been traveling by car and I was very much in the mood to go for a hike here. Nice that it is so close to Munich. Very beautiful pictures!
    Best regards,

    1. Dear Ricarda,

      I can understand that very well. The region is a dream. We really enjoy that we have it practically on our doorstep.

      Best regards,

  4. Since you have brought nice pictures from your Alpine panorama tour. Next month, I'll finally see the mountains - and with the great pictures, the anticipation increases even more.
    Hopefully I will be so lucky with the weather :-)

    LG Sandra

    1. Dear Sandra,

      that makes me happy, if our photos make you feel like mountains. We keep our fingers crossed that the weather plays along with your tour.

      Best regards,
      Monika and Petar

  5. The Chiemgau is great, so far we have only been there with snowshoes. But soon we will be able to “ride it” in summer too, because the Lake Constance-Königsee cycle path also leads through the Chiemgau. We are all the more pleased with your report.

    1. Dear Silke, dear Thomas,

      I'm looking forward to your report. We are not the cyclists, but we love the landscapes and nature very much. When does it start?

      Best regards,

    1. Liebe Sabine

      With you in Holland, that's no different with beautiful cities like Amsterdam almost on your doorstep :). And the sea is closer to you than to us.

      Best regards,

  6. Oh wow, what a nice trip! I love something like that. Put in the car and just in the surrounding area or the next forest. Class. And if you have a picnic with you or you find a nice place under a weeping willow, then this is the perfect weekend getaway. Too bad that the region is so far away from Berlin. We are content to continue with Brandenburg :)

    Best regards,

    1. Dear Nicole,

      You're right. These are the little breaks in between. We always enjoy it when the sun tempts us out at home. We have many great options for this, especially on our doorstep. But Brandenburg is also perfect for it. We have experienced this several times in recent years. If you click on the link you will find the places we have discovered there so far.

      Best regards,

  7. Dear Ones,
    beautiful as you describe your home. However, it is also easy in the corner :-)
    Have fun and success for the next tours. I'm curious to see where you are and what you have to report then.
    Greetings from the other Bavarian corner

    1. Dear Katja,

      You're right. We live where others go on holiday. But you also . That's one of the main reasons why we moved here. And we absolutely enjoy it.

      Best regards,

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