Kochel am See: relaxation in the thermal spa and adventure in nature

Kochel am See: relaxation in the thermal spa and adventure in nature

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Visit Kochel am See! Here you have to decide: Are you going hiking, on a leisurely boat trip or to the wellness temple of the Kristall Therme trimini?

Excursion destination Kochelsee: hiking and exploring

In the idyllic Alpine foothills of Upper Bavaria, Kochelsee is a popular excursion destination. Hiking enthusiasts in particular get their money's worth here. A beautiful path leads around the entire lake, and the path along the southern shore is particularly beautiful and offers great views.

Walchensee power station: a must-see for technology enthusiasts

Along the way is a destination that will fascinate technology enthusiasts in particular: the Walchensee power station. It has been producing electricity since 1923, with the water from the higher-lying Walchensee rushing through the huge turbines. The power station can be visited free of charge. For refreshment, you can enjoy a meal (e.g. Obatzter and pretzel or homemade spinach dumplings) in the adjoining Oskar-von-Miller restaurant before continuing on the lake hike. If you want to walk around the entire lake, you need to be in pretty good shape, as it is around 15 kilometres.

Shortcuts for the lake hike

Fortunately, there are various ways to shorten the tour: in summer, you can take the excursion boat from Schlehdorf or the power station back to Kochel (usually from 1 April to the end of October). In the winter months, the bus (lines 9611 and 9613) takes tired hikers from Schlehdorf back to Kochel.

Kristall Therme trimini: wellness and bathing fun

For a day full of wellness and bathing fun, head to the Kristall Therme trimini directly on the lake. On hot midsummer days, you can also swim in the cool lake here, and children in particular love the 80 metre long indoor slide and the 160 metre long outdoor slide. To relax, there are various pools with healing water, three saunas and a steam bath. Afterwards, you can relax and take the train back home in comfort.

You can find an overview of the current opening times and admission prices for the Kristall Therme trimini here, and further information about the Walchensee power station here.

Directions to the thermal spa in Kochel am See

Take the train to Kochel am See station. From here it is a 20-minute walk. First walk towards the town centre to Schmied-von-Kochel-Platz. Turn right onto Schlehdorfer Stra├če until Trimini Stra├če branches off to the left just before the Loisach. Follow it along the footpath by the water to the Kristall Therme trimini.

Directions for the Kochelsee circular walk

From Kochel am See railway station, walk into town to Schmied-von-Kochel-Platz. From there, continue along the main road until the Herzogstandweg leads to the Franz Marc Museum on the left. At the museum, head downhill towards the lakeshore and then into Erlengrund, which branches off to the left. Keep left here until you reach the "Tiroler Kreuz" (Tyrolean cross) and continue on the tarmac path to the right. Turn left at the "Bombenh├Âlzl" sign, shortly afterwards follow the "Urfeld" sign down to the stream and cross it. Follow the red and white markings on the trees until you reach the Walchensee power station. Then continue on the forest road that starts between the information centre and the machine hall and follow the sign "Schlehdorf Felsenweg" to Schlehdorf. From here, take the footpath and cycle path along the main Schlehdorf-Kochel road back to Kochel. In total, it will take you around 3.5 to 4 hours to complete the 15-kilometre route. The level of difficulty is easy, but sturdy shoes are recommended.

Kochelsee mit Bergpanorama
Br├╝cke im Kochelsee und Bergpanorama
Luftaufnahme des Kochelsees
Luftaufnahme vom Kochelsee und Schlehdorf
Kristall Therme Trimini
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