Updated: Sep 11
Ammersee is the sixth-largest Lake in Germany. It’s located in the South of Munich, and your trip to Munich can’t be completed without a visit to Ammersee.
Ammersee is highly accessible with Public transport from Munich Central Station. If you are looking for the best prices to reach to Munich. Click the link below to find out the best prices.
You can touch the lake from different points as there are many restaurants and activities on different waterfront points.
We have been to two different points one is near Utting, and the other one is Herrsching. Herrsching and Diessen are the most popular spots. There is also a famous Stream train which goes to Utting.
We have been to Herrsching by Public transport. You can take a direct S-Bahn S8 direction towards Herrsching.
It almost takes 50 minutes, or if you going from the neighbouring towns of Munich, you can also take a bus. It almost takes the same time, but you will pass by the beautiful forests and landscapes.
You can also go for the Cruising trip of Ammersee from Herrsching for € 11.70, and it also stops at different towns on Ammersee but be aware of the weather conditions.
The lake is just 5 minute walk from the Herrsching train station. It has small restaurants, cafés and ice cream bars near the lake, and you can enjoy your drinks on the waterfront.
As Herrsching is one of the top spots, it’s always crowded with people, so it's not ideal for swimming. There are many shores for tourists to relax and enjoy the lake's beauty.
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In summer, Herrsching also offers a NachtMarkt with live music concerts, different shopping and food stalls and fireworks.
You can also bring your own boat and sail in the lake, or there’s also a possibility to rent a paddle boat and enjoy the paddling experience in Ammersee.
You can also walk along the lake and enjoy the greenery of the surroundings and the lake on the other. We spent much time near the lake and saw the ducklings floating in the water.
If you want to swim and enjoy the lake's calmness, we highly suggest visiting the lake at Utting.
You can take a direct train to Geltandorf from Munich Central Station and then need to change the train which takes you directly to Utting. Usually, it takes around 50 to 65 minutes from Munich Central Station.
Utting is the best spot for swimming as it's not crowded. You can also sit on the Pier in the lake and enjoy the beautiful lake view with the Bavarian mountain in the background.
There are different restaurants and café along the lake where you can get your favourite snacks and drinks. There’s also the possibility of paddle boating, or you can also do cliff diving in the lake.
The best thing to do on the lake is a Cruise trip. Different cruise companies are offering their cruising service on the Lake.
There are three different cruise packages: Grand Cruise, Northern Cruise and Southern Cruise.
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We took the Southern tour, which cost € 11.70, but you can get a cheaper ticket if you travel with a group of people. The southern cruise covers Herrsching and its surroundings. There is also a possibility to enjoy cruising for a short distance only for € 3.
We experienced the short cruise trip from Utting to the Breitbrun only for € 3, then on the way back, we walked through the forest and residential area to Utting.
Moreover, you can also plan a picnic with your friends. We must say it’s the best place to enjoy the water and calm surroundings in summer.