Bavaria Self-Guided Walking

Discover Germany's Pre-Alpine region of foothills with fantastic mountain backdrops


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  • Hills & moorland


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Choosing the level of your walks

Our easy grading system shows whether a region offer gentle strolls or more challenging routes to help you choose the right holiday for you. Difficulty is measured on many factors such as distance, ascent/descent, terrain, weather and more. There's no magic formula, but from our experience we grade our walks 1 to 5 (where 1 is easy and 5 hard). Our challenger holidays require a high level of fitness and stamina.

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Holiday overview

2019 Bavaria Self-Guided Guest Booklet

Tegernsee is often referred to as Bavaria’s Lake District and is an area largely undiscovered by English-speaking visitors, although this is Germany’s most popular holiday destination. Tegernsee is situated in the foothills of the high European Alps, close to the border with Austria. Take the chance to explore independently while following our carefully planned walks at your own pace. These holidays offer bed & breakfast with the option to add evening meal if you want to giving you full flexibility. 

Holiday highlights

  • Based on the tranquil shores of the Tegernsee, in the spa town of Bad Wiessee
  • Enjoy scenic walks around Spitzingsee, with its pretty wooden buildings
  • Ascend the Wallberg cable car for panoramic views of the Bavarian lakes
  • Experience the true taste of Bavaria in a local brewery or sample the selection of local cheeses
  • Learn about the surprising history of this region and the development of the Kingdom of Bavaria

Price includes

  • “With flight” holidays include return flights from the UK and hotel transfers
  • Seven nights’ accommodation in en-suite rooms
  • B&B – continental breakfast with the option to purchase an evening meal

In pictures...


Hotel Terrassenhof in Tegernsee, Germany

The friendly 4-star Hotel Terrassenhof occupies a commanding position on the lake front in a quiet part of Bad Wiessee.

The hotel has a popular restaurant, which offers open lake views and a warm welcome from its staff. The hotel has its own bakery and is well known for its cherry and apricot streusel cakes.

Please note local taxes of €2 per person per day are payable at the hotel. 



Your room

The hotel has 72 well-appointed rooms with:
  • En-suite
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Many of which superb lake views
  • Mini-bar
  • Free internet access via WLan
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Bath towels and bathrobes
Hotel Terrassenhof bedroom


Hotel Terrassenhof lounge
There is a garden and seating area on the lake front offering wonderful views of the peaceful lake shore and small boats.

There is a small bar area.

Guests can use the indoor swimming pool, spa facilities and fitness room. Beauty and massage facilities are also on offer as well as physical therapy.


Our Guided Walking holidays in Tegernsee are Half Board with continental breakfast and a 3-course evening meal with salad buffet.

Our Self-Guided holidays are on a bed & breakfast basis with an option for HB.

Continental breakfast is served from 7am and consists of cereals, selection of breads and local pastries, cheeses, fresh fruit and nuts, fruit juices, yoghurts, tea and coffee.

Picnic lunches
Ingredients can be bought from the local shops.
The hotel has a well-stocked bar serving beer, wine and spirits.

Evening meal
The hotel's restaurants are well known in the area and serve local Bavarian specialities such as Tegernsee fish, as well as international cuisine. The restaurant has a rustic Apline decor.
Hotel Terrassenhof seating area

Your evenings

The friendly atmosphere of our Guided Walking holidays continues into the evening.

Enjoy a glass of wine or local beer before dinner whilst hearing about the next day's walks.

After dinner there is plenty of opportunity to relax on the terrace or in the bar, with a drink and chat with your fellow guests. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly.


This holiday includes detailed route notes and the relevant map(s) for five different walks, which allow you to explore the best the area has to offer. Each walk in your pack contains the transport information for getting to and from the route, places of interest along the way and recommended places for those all important refreshment breaks.

Our self-guided holidays at Tegernsee provide you with all you need to make the most of this magical Alpine location. Our carefully selected walks allow you to explore Alpine meadows, woodland tracks and lakeshore paths. Visit traditional Gasthöfe, interesting castle ruins and ride the cable car up the Wallberg Mountain to discover outstanding views of the alpine peaks of Germany and Austria.

Your holiday price includes the Tegernsee Card which will be issued on arrival. This entitles free passage on all local bus services and a small discount on some cable cars.

Local area

The Lakes and Tegernsee

Tegernsee is a spa town in the Bavarian pre-Alps, across Lake Tegernsee from our hotel in Bad Weissee. A major feature of Tegernsee town is the Benedictine Abbey built in the 6th Century. Cruises and boat rides also run on the lake from Tegernsee. With both Tegernsee and Bad Weissee being spa towns, there is plenty of opportunity to pamper yourself and enjoy swimming pools. For a different way to explore the Bavarian Alps, cycle hire is available.


The capital city of Bavaria, Munich is the centre of Bavarian culture and the economic driving force behind its wealth. Cycle hire is a big option in Munich, in order to get round many of the sights, which include the Hofbräuhaus, the Food Market, the Royal Residence and the Opera House. There is a multitude of museums, shops and cafes in the city to explore, and the city’s unique atmosphere is a great experience. A local bus runs to Munich from Bad Weissee on a regular basis.

Bad Tölz

This chocolate-box pretty spa town has an old quarter beautifully located near the River Isar and offers a quiet and relaxed day out. Steeped in history, this medieval town was originally built with wood, until it burnt down in the 13th Century and was then rebuilt with stone. The town also has an interesting history from World War II, when and SS officer cadet school was located in the town. Originally a market town, today Bad Tölz is a spa town, with local iodine-rich springs, which are believed to have healing properties. Visit Bad Tölz by bus from Bad Weissee.

Did you know?

On the north side of Gmund is a large paper-mill which specialises in producing high quality paper. Their paper is used to produce the Euro banknotes, so all visitors to Tegernsee arrive with a souvenir of the area already in their pockets.


We recognise that everyone’s travel arrangements are unique, so all our holidays to Europe can be booked ‘with flight’ or ‘without flight’, giving you more flexibility and choice.


Travel by plane


‘With flight’ holidays – the hassle free option

Book your holiday ‘with flight’ and choose between Heathrow or Manchester flights to Munich airport. For flight times and prices please see the Dates & Prices tab.

If you choose this option we automatically include return transfers between the airport and the hotel. The coach transfer takes approx 1 hour 30 minutes to the Hotel Terrassenhof.





‘Without flight’ holidays – the flexible travel option

Alternatively, tailor your journey to suit you by booking your holiday ‘without flight’ allowing you the freedom to book your own flights from your local airport.

If you choose this option, transfers are not included in the price. However, we can book you a seat on the HF Holidays’ transfer coach from Munich airport. This is timed to meet the HF Holidays’ flights* (provisional flight times can be found on the dates and prices tab or you can call us on 020 8732 1220 for more information). Cost per single journey is £35. 

Transfers must be pre-booked.  Please call 020 8732 1220 for more details

* Please note that HF Holidays is not responsible for your onward travel if you fail to meet the transfer coach

Local Transport

The “Tegernsee card” which is issued free to guests on arrival at the hotel provides free transport on the local public bus service. It can also be used to gain a reduction on many of the facilities in the local area – great for your free day!


Dates & Prices

We're sorry, there are no dates available for this holiday at the moment. Please check out our other tours and breaks or call our team on 0345 470 8558 to be notified of new dates as soon as they become available.

Prices are per person


  • Single room: £14 per night
  • Min 2 persons (single traveller cannot book self guided holidays)

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