The Traunstein District shares two borders with Austria in Bavaria‘s southeast, en route from Munich to Salzburg. This is the Chiemgau, where lakes and alpine landscapes form a picture perfect vacation venue.
Traunstein District Map
Towns & Villages in the Traunstein District
- Altenmarkt an der Alz
- Bergen (Chiemgau)
- Nußdorf im Chiemgau
- Reit im Winkl
- Taching am See
- Waging am See
The district seat, Traunstein, is surrounded by beautiful countryside — forests, meadows, lakes and mountains — ready for your enjoyment. You will also find here a wellness spa, museums, theaters and town festivals.
To the northwest along the Traun River are Trostberg and Traunreut, which is the district’s largest town. Performing arts are popular in both communities, as are swimming, hiking and cycling.
Waging am See and Taching am See are near the shores of clear blue Lake Waging to the northeast. This is a great location for camping, where you can spend the entire day in nature, trekking, boating, fishing or idling as you choose.
On the Austrian border to the northeast, Tittmoning has an imposing castle from the 13th century. A medieval festival with jousting, feasting and period costumes is held here each May.
Grabenstätt in the west is the district’s gateway to expansive Chiem Lake (Chiemsee), where water sports reign supreme. The town also has its own small lake, the Tüttensee, known for some of the warmest waters in Bavaria.