The Starnberg District is where you will find Germany’s fourth largest lake, Lake Starnberg, as well as four other lovely lakes: the Ammersee, the Wörthsee, the Pilsensee and Lake Weßling. No wonder this is such a popular recreation destination for Munich residents. :-)
Starnberg District Map
Towns & Villages in the Starnberg District
- Berg (Starnberg)
At the northern tip of Lake Starnberg is the district seat, also named Starnberg. Walking the lake’s promenade, sailing its clear waters, or visiting nearby Starnberger Schloss (castle) with its well-kept gardens are just a few activities you won’t want to miss here.
On the western side of the lake, Pöcking, Feldafing and Tutzing are known as retreats for celebrities, including Otto von Habsburg, the Crown Prince of Austria-Hungary. Lakeside dining and sightseeing cruises are readily available here.
The towns of Weßling and Wörthsee reside beside smaller lakes from which they take their names, respectively. Seefeld is located by the Pilsensee and features an impressive 14th-century castle.
On the eastern shore of the Amersee, you can visit a mini-castle or catch a steamship for a tour of the lake from the town known as Herrsching. Its five-kilometer promenade is the country’s longest.
At the northern end you will find Inning am Ammersee, a town with easy access to all five lakes. It also offers a wide array of outdoor activities, from fishing and sailing to hiking, bowling, miniature golf, horseback riding and tennis.
Oh, and don’t forget Gauting which is considered to be one of Charlemagne’s possible birthplaces.