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The Chiemgau Alps experience on an Alpine panorama tour

The Chiemgau Alps seen from Tettenhausen on Waginger See
The Chiemgau Alps seen from Tettenhausen on Waginger See

Road trip with a view of the Chiemgau Alps

The Chiemgau Alps offer a great sight on a tour through the foothills of the Alps. Sunny weather lures us out to an alpine panorama tour from Waginger See to Nussdorf im Chiemgau. It is August 15th. Holiday in Catholic regions and communities Bavaria. One celebrates the Assumption. First we think about whether we should use the perfect weather on this day. After all, we are not alone on public holidays. But the sun shines so temptingly from the blue sky that we can't resist. A Picknick is quickly prepared. This guarantees us an enjoyable day. There's a lot going on in the restaurants on the lakes. We therefore avoid them today. We finally leave for one

Let's go to the Chiemgau Alps Alpenpanorama Tour from Waginger See to Nussdorf im Chiemgau
Alpenpanorama Tour from Waginger See to Nussdorf im Chiemgau

Chiemgau Alps Alpine Panorama Tour from Lake Waginger to Nussdorf

There is a lot of activity on the lakeside of Lake Waginger. To find a parking lot near the shore is hardly possible. Therefore, we cross the road that separates Lake Tachinger from Waginger See. On the other side of the lake, we finally turn left in the village of Tettenhausen into Bichelner Straße. This leads us through the village to the small hamlet Bicheln. There we leave our car and take our picnic basket.

A narrow road leads above the Tachinger lake in the direction of the forest. However, we do not see Lake Tachingen from here. Instead, we set out to find a place for our lunch break. One kilometer further we find a shady bank under beeches. There we unpack our picnic and enjoy it off the beaten track at the lake. Calmly. The only thing we hear is the rustling of the treetops above us. Despite the holiday, we enjoy our trip to nature.

A perfect picnic area near the Waginger See
picnic Area
Enjoy silence in the forest
Enjoy silence in the forest
Shady place in the forest
Shady place in the forest

Waldness above the Tachinger lake

With the exception of some hikers and cyclists, we have the place for ourselves and enjoy our lunch picnic with a view of the hills of Chiemgau. It is difficult for us to leave this quiet place. But finally a mosquito drives us away, who does not want to be dissuaded from pissing us off. Only on the way back we see that we have from the road from our bank in the forest to Bicheln a beautiful view of Lake Waginger.

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View from Bicheln of the Chiemgau Alps and the Waginger See
View from Bicheln to the Chiemgau Alps
View from Bicheln to Lake Waginger and the Chiemgau Alps
As well as a view of Bicheln on the Waginger lake and the Chiemgau Alps



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A view for connoisseurs on Lake Waginger

This entices us to take a walk towards the lake. It does not take long before we reach a bank under a weeping willow. Their branches hang down far and donate pleasant shade in the summer heat. So we enjoy the view of Lake Waginger from afar. Away from the bustle and noise that prevails right on the lake, we hear here at most the buzzing of a bee that buzzes from the wildflower meadow to us. Only after a while we go back to our car and continue our Alpenpanorama tour from Lake Waginger to Nussdorf in Chiemgau. In a pasture, cows relish the fresh green. On the shores of the lake is the village Tettenhausen. His church tower rises against the backdrop of the Chiemgau Alps and Lake Waginger on his left.

Weeping willow on Lake Waginger overlooking the Chiemgau Alps
Weeping willow at Waginger See
Wildflower meadow against the backdrop of the Chiemgau Alps
As well as a wildflower meadow

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From Waging am See to Otting

There is still a lot of traffic on the lake shore. So we leave the beach and restaurant of Tettenhausen left and drive back to the ring road to Waging am See. Only a few meters later we leave again and continue our tour on the Ottinger Straße. Off the fast roads that lead through the Chiemgau, we take our time and drive past corn fields. The plants are almost two meters high in mid-August, so that we only see the Alps in the background through their tips. Sunflowers as well as other wildflowers line the field along the road.

Sunflowers and corn
Sunflowers and corn
Chiemgau Alps in summer in Chiemgau
Chiemgau Alps in summer in Chiemgau

About chamber to Nussdorf with views of the Chiemgau Alps

In Otting we branch off towards the chamber. We already know this route from ours Alps panorama tour in spring, Therefore, we only stop where particularly beautiful views of the mountains, grazing herds of cows and summery corn fields lure us to take pictures. At the roadside we discover vetch and other wild plants at this time of the year. In Kammer we follow the instructions of our Navis in the direction of Nussdorf. We quickly leave the main road behind us and drive up the mountain. On the way we pass hay meadows with sheds where the farmers dry their hay. On a slope, a herd of cattle has settled in the shade of a forest. Apparently the sun is too hot for them too.

Cows in the shade
Cows in the shade
Church in Nussdorf im Chiemgau in the style of the Chiemgau Alps
Church in Nussdorf im Chiemgau
Cemetery of Nussdorf im Chiemgau against the backdrop of the Chiemgau Alps
Cemetery of Nussdorf im Chiemgau

Shortly thereafter we discover the first houses of Nussdorf over rolling hills. A man shows us the way to the church of the place. Next to this we find a cemetery with wrought iron crosses, which give this place a special magic. The afternoon heat finally causes us to make our way home. On this holiday, we prefer to enjoy a sundae on our terrace rather than in a café on Lake Chiemsee. Instead, we'll set off on a tour of the region for quieter days.

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From Munich it takes about one and a half hours to get to Tettenhausen. From Salzburg you also drive about 45 minutes.

Alpine panorama tour from Lake Waginger to Nussdorf im Chiemgau:

A Map of this tour You can also find this link. It is about 23 kilometers long. The route is suitable for cyclists as well as for motorists and motorcyclists.

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Excursion to the Waginger See
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Text: © Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline
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Responses

  1. Saskia
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    Dear Monika,

    now I finally know where “Nussdorf” is located. : D
    I still have the phrase of Mario Barth in my head!

    This lush green inspires me and I'm totally fixated on mountains anyway.
    This year we had a very bad summer in the north and was very jealous of the people living a little more southern in Germany.

    Nice report!

    • Monika & Petar Fox
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      Dear Saskia,

      There are even several nut villages in Bavaria: D. This is just a few kilometers from Lake Chiemsee. Especially in summer weather makes a tour off the usual tourist routes through the foothills of the Alps great fun.

      Best regards,
      Monika

  2. Antje
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    Always nice to see that you do not have to drive across the border. In Germany there are such wonderful places.

    • Monika & Petar Fox
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      You're right, Antje. And there are still real insider tips away from the usual tourist routes, which are not crowded on summer vacation days.

      Best regards,
      Monika

  3. Michaela
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    That really sounds like an idyllic country life there. Somehow I even have such a vague memory that I have been to Waginger See before - but I'm not entirely sure now. Definitely, very nice article.

    Best regards,
    Michaela

    • Monika & Petar Fox
      | Reply

      Dear Michaela,

      I am glad that you like the article.

      Best regards
      Monika

  4. Ricarda Christina Hollweg
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    Dear Monika,
    the area around Lake Waginger is simply beautiful. We have recently been traveling by car and I was very much in the mood to go for a hike here. Nice that it is so close to Munich. Very beautiful pictures!
    Best regards
    Ricarda

    • Monika & Petar Fox
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      Dear Ricarda,

      I can understand that very well. The region is a dream. We really enjoy that we have it practically on our doorstep.

      Best regards,
      Monika

  5. Since you have brought nice pictures from your Alpine panorama tour. Next month, I'll finally see the mountains - and with the great pictures, the anticipation increases even more.
    Hopefully I will be so lucky with the weather :-)

    LG Sandra

    • Monika & Petar Fox
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      Dear Sandra,

      that makes me happy, if our photos make you feel like mountains. We keep our fingers crossed that the weather plays along with your tour.

      Best regards,
      Monika and Petar

  6. Outdoor pleasure
    | Reply

    The Chiemgau is great, so far we have only been there with snowshoes. But soon we will be able to “ride it” in summer too, because the Lake Constance-Königsee cycle path also leads through the Chiemgau. We are all the more pleased with your report.

    • Monika & Petar Fox
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      Dear Silke, dear Thomas,

      I'm looking forward to your report. We are not the cyclists, but we love the landscapes and nature very much. When does it start?

      Best regards,
      Monika

  7. Sabine
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    Simply fantastic, if you can climb into the car as you do and right in the middle of it in the picture-book landscape.

    • Monika & Petar Fox
      | Reply

      Liebe Sabine

      With you in Holland, that's no different with beautiful cities like Amsterdam almost on your doorstep :). And the sea is closer to you than to us.

      Best regards,
      Monika

  8. Nicole from PASSENGER X
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    Oh wow, what a nice trip! I love something like that. Put in the car and just in the surrounding area or the next forest. Class. And if you have a picnic with you or you find a nice place under a weeping willow, then this is the perfect weekend getaway. Too bad that the region is so far away from Berlin. We are content to continue with Brandenburg :)

    Best regards
    Nicole

    • Monika & Petar Fox
      | Reply

      Dear Nicole,

      You're right. These are the little breaks in between. We enjoy it again and again when the sun comes out at home. Just outside our front door, we have many beautiful options for it. But Brandenburg is also perfect for that. We have experienced this several times in the last few years. If you click on the link, you will find the places we have discovered there so far.

      Best regards,
      Monika

  9. Katja vom WellSpaPortal
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    Dear Ones,
    beautiful as you describe your home. However, it is also easy in the corner :-)
    Have fun and success for the next tours. I'm curious to see where you are and what you have to report then.
    Greetings from the other Bavarian corner
    Katja

    • Monika & Petar Fox
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      Dear Katja,

      You're right. We live where others go on holiday. But you also . That's one of the main reasons why we moved here. And we absolutely enjoy it.

      Best regards,
      Monika

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