Top ChoiceMonastery in Starnberger Fünf-Seen-Land

Kloster Andechs

Founded in the 10th century, the gorgeous hilltop monastery of Andechs has long been a place of pilgrimage, though today more visitors come to slurp the Benedictines' fabled ales.

Pub in Starnberger Fünf-Seen-Land


There are seven varieties of beer on offer at the monks’ beer hall and garden, from the rich and velvety Doppelbock Dunkel to the fruity unfiltered Weissbier. The place is incredibly popular, and on summer...

Museum in Starnberger Fünf-Seen-Land

Buchheim Museum

Art fans should make a special trip to this museum on the western shore of Starnberger See, espcially if they have an interest in expressionism. The Buchheim collection features expressionist paintings as well as...

Abbey in Starnberger Fünf-Seen-Land


A real gem in the baroque architectural style, Diessen's Marienmunster was built between 1732 and 1739 by the famous architect of the period, Johann Michael Fischer. The highlights are the stucco and fresco...

Chapel in Starnberger Fünf-Seen-Land


This small, neo-Romanesque chapel was built near the point where King Ludwig II mysteriously drowned in 1886. The actual spot where his body was found is marked by a simple, rather sombre cross, erected years...

Museum in Starnberger Fünf-Seen-Land

Carl Orff Museum

In Diessen, the small Carl Orff Museum boasts a biographical exhibit, a cabinet of instruments and a video room where you can watch performances of the composer's work.

Museum in Starnberger Fünf-Seen-Land

Museum Starnberger See

You may have to duck your head when touring this 400-year-old farmhouse that offers a glimpse of life on the lake as it once was. It also boasts a precious Ignaz Günther sculpture in the little chapel. The modern...

Museum in Starnberger Fünf-Seen-Land

Kaiserin Elisabeth Museum

This small exhibit in the grand surroundings of the former royal waiting rooms of the historic Bahnhof Possenhofen, now the S-Bahn station, focuses on Empress Elizabeth, aka Sisi, and the time she spent summering...