Segelboote auf Brombachsee

The 5 most beautiful lake cruises in Bavaria

Take a trip to the water by rail. You don't need a coastline to enjoy a day by the water.


When the sun comes out at the weekend, Bavarians travel out from the city to the region's rivers and lakes. And spend much of their time in traffic on their way there. You're much better off travelling by rail. Here are 5 tips for boat outings in areas ranging from Franconia to Upper Bavaria.

Blick auf den Starnberger See und das dazugehörige Ufer

Boat ride on Starnberger See lake

The majestic round trip takes you past the chic properties by the bank, Possenhofen Castle (also known as the “Sisi castle”) and more.
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Blick auf den Staffelsee mit Booten im Vordergrund und Bergpanorama im Hintergrund

Boat ride on Staffelsee lake

Perhaps taking a trip on the lake on the MS Seehausen will make you want to take a dip?
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Häuser am Regnitzufer in Bamberg

On the bank of the river Regnitz in Bamberg

In Bamberg, city of emperors and bishops, the idyllic bank of the river Regnitz takes visitors on an architectural journey through time.
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Segelboot auf See mit Bergpanorama

Round trips in the border triangle at Lake Constance

At Lake Constance in the border triangle, seafaring hearts beat faster: between Bregenz in Austria and Constance in Germany, the other shore cannot even be guessed at, even with the best distant views. Nothing but blue water and white sails as far as the eye can see.
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Brombachsee mit Segelbooten und grünen Wäldern im Hintergrund

Exploring the Franconian Lake District with the MS Brombachsee

Exploration tour with the Brombachsee. Set sail on the MS Brombachsee trimaran and get to know the south of central Franconia from the lake.
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