Tourist attractions and excursions in the "Pfaffenwinkel"

Right in the midst of the Pfaffenwinkel region and picturesquely embedded between meadows, forests and soft sloping hills, you will find the spa and holiday village Bad Bayersoien at lake Soien, picture-perfect farm houses, snugly inns, a baroque church and balconies loaded with flowers. Scenic and dreamy Lake Soien is located at the edge of the village.

A Mecca for people who love to bathe, go fishing, or hiking. Starting point for many wonderful walking tours or hiking trips through the municipal spa park, around the lake, right through the wonderful pre-alpine landscapes or romantic gorges – on and on with splendid views of the panorama of the Ammergau Mountains.

Bad Bayersoien is located in the southern part of the Pfaffenwinkel region in the county of Garmisch-Partenkirchen and is surrounded by world-famous tourist attractions. Amongst them the royal castles Neuschwanstein (“Sleeping Beauty Castle”), Hohenschwangau and Linderhof, the monasteries Andechs, Benediktbeuern, Ettal and Wessobrunn, as well as the Wieskirche, the Stiftskirche in Rottenbuch, the Welfenmünster in Steingaden, the Gabriele-Münter-Haus, the castle museum in Murnau with its emphasis on “Blauer Reiter” (Blue Rider) and reverse glass painting, and the Franz-Marc-Museum in Kochel.  

It is also worthwhile to visit the upper Bavarian Freilichtmuseums auf der Glentleiten (Open Air Museum) close to Murnau with its old, historic farm houses and living workshops.

Other tours take you to Munich, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Oberammergau, Innsbruck, Seefeld or into Leutasch. For example a highly recommended trip takes you by train from Murnau to Innsbruck or from Garmisch to Germany’s highest mountain Zugspitze (app. 3.000 meters above sea level). Bad Bayersoien offers a vast amount of activities nearby, making it a relaxed and memorable holiday.

Bad Bayersoien can be reached easily via the autobahn Augsburg – Schongau or Munich – Garmisch, as well as by train from Munich to Saulgrub via Murnau.

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Games - Sports - Fun for the whole family

Bad Bayersoien offers plenty of possibilities for entertainment. Whether it is swimming in the healthy moor waters, taking a boat ride, cycling, fishing, taking Kneipp therapy or riding a canoe in the wild and romantic Ammer river. You can discover something new every day which will turn your wellness and vacation stay with us so endearing. Friends of hiking and cycle touring will also find that the trails in and around Bad Bayersoien are worth a trip on their own.

Nordic Walking trails and many hiking trails, in immediate proximity, ranging from easy to energetic level, are expertly marked and described. They lead through the unique and varied Bavarian pre-alpine landscape. You will experience mesmerizingly pretty areas of protected nature, landscapes and moors, all of unparalleled size and beauty.

Or you climb up to dizzy hights and take in the wonderful views while enjoying a typical hearty Bavarian snack (“Brotzeit”). For everyone there is something on the list, all according to one’s personal lining and stamina. The numerous mountain railways or cable cars in the vicinity are often a welcome help when scaling the mountains or are used as a shortcut on extensive hiking tours (Webcams).

The walking path around the lake offers wonderful spa features which call for a break, amongst them a moor educational trail, a Moor basin for the feet, Kneipp basin, barefoot path, a spacious lawn area for sunbathing, as well as a unique flora and fauna. Please be aware that most flowers and orchids are protected and forbidden to be picked.

Bad Bayersoien in winter time is also worthwhile a trip. Just leave all your cares behind while on a wonderful winter walk or on a romantic horse-drawn sleigh ride. Friends of cross-country skiing will find 70 kilometers of ski-tracks through a beautiful, untouched winter landscape nearby, leaving no desires unfulfilled. Guests of our Appartementhaus Hörnleblick can start on a ski-track right in front of the house. But alpine skiers will also get their pleasure and can indulge themselves, whether beginner or advanced, in the nearby ski areas of Bad Kohlgrub, Oberammergau and Garmisch-Partenkirchen.


Bad Bayersoien is ideal for tranquility, recuperation and relaxation, as well as for active holiday design.

Vivid Traditions

Coming to vivid traditions Bad Bayersoien is a real insider’s tip. Deep affection for their home country and strong affinity to everything natural are key elements for our indigenous and lived customs with many adorable and deep-rooted traditions – nothing insincere but real and honest. Visitors will feel it during performances in traditional costumes and performances of the local brass band (Blaskapelle), at cultural evenings, concerts of the spa orchestra, festival processions and at entertaining community theatre events. Slide lectures will inform you ab bei Heimatabenden, Kurkonzerten und Festumzügen, sowie beim unterhaltsamen Bauerntheater. Lichtbildervorträge out things worth seeing and interesting topics in the vicinity.

Taking the proximity to Oberammergau it is no surprise to also find the art of wood carving by local artists. If you want to try it yourself: we would love to help you.

Staying in the picture

Events in the Ammergau Alps are as varied as diverse. High-quality performances on stage of the Passion Play theatre in Oberammergau, alpine pasture fetes, evening for the cultivation of customs and traditions within the villages, guided hiking tours, horse-drawn coach-tours, museum of local history, etc. leave nothing to be desired. Stay informed during your holiday time and search through the agenda of events in the Ammergau Alps.