Starnberg - Reflect on Bavarian history by the lakes
Location: Starnberg – the city on the lake
Starnberg’s affluence owes much to its location. Set along the banks of Lake Starnberg, it is a peaceful and fertile area, which also happens to be within commuting distance of Munich. There is a regular train service to and from Munich city centre, and a ‘lake fleet’, which traverses the water.
Business: A commuter’s paradise
Starnberg is no tourist trap, but it is extremely popular with day-trippers and visitors who come to relax by the lake and enjoy the fresh air and excellent amenities of the city. As a result, tourism provides a regular source of income for many residents, although the majority of Starnberg’s locals earn their money in Munich, before travelling home to the lake each day.
Culture: Laid-back lakeside living
Situated in the south of Germany, Starnberg enjoys a temperate climate- all the better for making the most of the lakeside living! Each year, on the 13th June, there is a memorial service for King Ludwig II at the site of his death - this offers a rare insight into the traditions of the city, and is an eerily beautiful experience.
Activities: Easy does it
Starnberg is a relaxing place, which doesn’t have a lot to offer adrenalin junkies. Hire a bicycle and travel along one of the many gentle cycling paths around the lake, or hike around the hills for a stunning view of the city. Or, of course, you can hire a boat and spend the day on Lake Starnberg itself, or simply jump straight into the clear water when it gets too warm.