Updated: Feb 27
Mittenwald Old town:
The Altstadt or Old town of the Mittenwald is totally a fairytale picturesque town with a perfect background of the German Alps. The Mittenwald is famous for its culture and famous landmarks like Catholic Church St. Peter and Paul.
Walking on the cobblestone narrow streets of the town which has small local cafes and restaurants, rows of quaint houses & buildings, shops and in the background, you will be truly amazed by the majestic Alps.
There is uncountable scenic beauty near Mittenwald and We have been to Mitenwald a few times but this summer we went to explore the Hidden Gems near Mittenwald.
Exploring Hidden Gems near Mittenwald:
We had planned to explore the hidden Lakes in Bavarian Alps near Mittenwald. We took the bus outside from the Mittenwald Main Train Station toward Lake Ferchensee. The Lake Ferchensee is around 5 KM from the Mittenwald train station. You can also hike or cycle there.
The bus ticket to Ferchensee isn’t covered within the Bayern ticket, you have to pay around Euro 6 for the round trip to Ferchensee. The bus service is only available in Summers. In the winter, you have to hike up to the Lake.
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The Lake is located on the Northern foothill of Olypiaregion Seefeld. It’s on the Bavarian border behind the Mittenwald. The Path to reach the Ferchensee is so beautiful. The lake is at an elevation of 1,060 m.
In the summer, you can enjoy the lush greeny and in the winter, you will be amazed by the fog and winter wonderland of the snowy mountains and frozen Lake.
After the bus ride of around 15 minutes, we had reached the Pristine and the exotic lake of Ferchensee. Around the lake, there are trolling flowers and gentians bloom. The background has mesmerizing mountains.
It is truly an experience to walk along the lake. We had also prepared a small refreshment and we sat near the lake and soaked the sun.
There were also a few people who were also enjoying swimming in the lake. There are also hiking trails near the lake.
The Lautersee lake is at a lower height than Ferchensee Lake. If you are coming from Mittenwald. The Lautersee comes first. It’s the same Bus which goes to Ferchensee and Lautersee. To reach the Lautersee, you can either walk or you can take the same bus.
The Lautersee has such beautiful surroundings with lush green fields and mountains in the background. Around the lake, there are also two Restaurants and Guesthouses. We had enjoyed a lovely coffee with a view of the Lake from Hotel Lautersee Terrace Cafe.
The lake is also ideal for swimming and boating. We had rented a boat for 1 hour from the boating company for Euro 14 and we enjoyed paddle boating in the Lake. The lake is quite small, it hardly takes 10 minutes to paddle from one corner to another on the boat.
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Near the lake, you can also find a little Forest Chapel ‘Maria Königin’’. We had spent around 2-3 hours near the lake and indulged in the beauty of Nature.