The Weilheim-Schongau District is located in south-central Bavaria, along the Ammer and Lech rivers in the foothills of the Alps. Two large lakes, the Ammersee and Lake Starnberg, define the district to the north and east, providing you with lakeside dining, cruises and beautiful natural environs.
Weilheim-Schongau District Map
Towns & Villages in the Weilheim-Schongau District
- Altenstadt (Lech)
Weilheim in Oberbayern, the district seat, rests on the Ammer River, equidistant from the two lakes. Here waiting for you are hospitable accommodations, extensive sport and leisure facilities, museums, monuments and traditional cultural events.
Peißenberg, further along the Ammer, is noted for its airfield, which caters to glider planes for both aerobatics and sightseeing. Take a moment, too, to admire the lovely gardens at St. John’s Parish.
To the west, Schongau takes pride in its August crafts fair, where musicians, acrobats and storytellers in historic costumes will entertain you. Street vendors, food stalls and beer tents add greatly to the festive atmosphere.
On the Lech River, nearby Peiting has a monthly farmer’s market featuring local produce. Outdoor activities are widely enjoyed, including hiking, cycling and fishing in the beautiful landscape.
To the southeast, Penzberg has grown from a small coal mining community to the second largest town in the district. Here you can relax in the Wellenbad spa, tour the Bergwerk (mining) Museum, or enjoy a classical music concert as part of the town’s rural music program.