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3catsandcounting Thu 01-Feb-18 21:04:09

We're thinking of a few days in Munich, followed by 5-7 days at a nearby lake; possibly Chiemsee, Starnberg, Ammersee?
Don't know anything about these areas, I've only ever been to Munich. Does anyone have good suggestions for a family with 2 older teens? We want to base ourselves in a town/village close to a lake. Bars/restaurants, a bit going on, some water sports maybe?

3catsandcounting Sat 03-Feb-18 13:55:05

Hopeful bump?

butterflycatcher Sun 11-Feb-18 10:02:44

I recently went to Zugspitze and visited a lovely lake in the area of Eibsee nearby. It is a relatively short drive from Munich. There were lots of traditional Bavarian restaurants within a short drive of the area. Don't know much about day to day activities as we were there to enjoy the mountain, had a bit of walk through the forest and a splash around in the lakes. Was very beautiful and picturesque. Would have loved to stay longer than the couple of days we were there for.

littlebillie Sun 11-Feb-18 22:28:52

We had a week in Rupholding the sommerdkard is amazing and we were visiting the little theme park and the chairlifts. Chemise was around and hour by train but Rupholding was a lovely base

The lido was free too and it was spectacular

littlebillie Sun 11-Feb-18 22:30:10

A lot of the hotels have free bikes which was a godsend as the area is made for cycling

3catsandcounting Mon 12-Feb-18 11:06:07

Thanks for these suggestions - I'll take a look.
We have friends in Munich, so staying with them for a couple of days, as a base.
Now that DCs are teens, we find a combination of city break and resort/beach/lake works well.

Dozer Mon 12-Feb-18 20:36:37

We did this with younger DC and after Munich stayed somewhere near the famous castle and a hangliding area. Was really easy to get there by car, v pretty, peaceful scenery and good, flat cycling! Imagine hiking there would be lovely. Lakes were a bit dull IMO and it was pretty quiet. I disliked the food!

DustOffYourHighestHopes Mon 12-Feb-18 20:40:29

We had a great time with young children but the lakes are not the most exciting aesthetically - quite flat shoreline. Good for cycling around the shore. Friederichstafen was fun for the zeppelins.

Love the food.

user1486076969 Mon 12-Feb-18 20:42:39

A bit further away (marginally,...and in Austria) but can recommend Sporthotel Achensee, not directly on the lake.

Gentlygently Sat 24-Feb-18 17:32:13

We stayed in self catering near neuschwanstein (sp?) and loved it. Good cycling and bike hire, swimming pools but not sure about water sports. Walking is good.

3catsandcounting Tue 27-Feb-18 00:27:01

Gently - we like the look of Fussen (near Neuschwanstein). There doesn't seem to be much in the way of self-catering for summer holiday time. Homeaway/Holiday Lettings etc only have one or two, and is mainly hotels. Do you know of any other websites - perhaps German ones?

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