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Address: Kochel am See, Bavaria, Germany
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Kochel am See - Sleeping beauty in the pre-season

We came here during the week pre-season (season starts on June 1st). The town was pretty sleepy with public transport running every couple of hours (roughly). We took our time to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
DianaWok
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Munich, Germany
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Munich, Germany
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here during the week pre-season (season starts on June 1st). The town was pretty sleepy with public transport running every couple of hours (roughly). We took our time to go through Kochel and the neighbouring village Walchensee which also seemed rather sleepy. For us this was exactly what we had wanted! Over the weekend things livenend up though... More 

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Thank DianaWok
Portishead, United Kingdom
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422 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Whether winter or summer, this lake is set in a semi mystical environment, a few years back they built some fantastic appartements here, but one can still really tune into nature here, walk a little through the trees on the lake shore, and truly relax, a great place to meditate...

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Thank garylomas
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

A stunning lake on a fabulous roadtrip for those preferring to travel on two or 4 wheels. We went in February when there was plenty of snow for skiing but the roads were good and passable for a break from Garmisch to exercise mind and spirit rather than body for half a day.

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Thank Leonetta H
Munich, Germany
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

At the foot of the mountains this lake offers many opportunities to walk, jogging and riding the bike in very quiet paths.

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Thank miguel s
Rennes
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28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

The Kochelsee is a nice Bavarian lake but its neighbor lake Wachelsee is much much more scenic. The surroundings of the Kochelsee are mountains ("falling into" the water) only on a third of the lake, the two other thirds are flat and much more common.

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Thank gwendals
Tittmoning, Germany
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Kochel Lake isnt the biggest lake around its really quite quiet compared to say the Chiemsee but its preety and the round the lake boat trip at 5€ for just over 90 minutes is good the captain does a running commentary but sorry it was in German. You can have a snack on the boat and a little glass of... More 

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Thank PedleyL
Virginia
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2016

We rented a boat and took it out on the lake, it was very peaceful and quiet and the view was great. This place isn't overrun with tourists, though it's beautiful.

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Thank Germangirl76
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2015

You can get a train from Munich with a change at Tutzing to Kochel am See or a DB bus from Garmisch Partenkirchen. A round trip by bus and train is a good idea. You could also take in Walchensee and the Herzogstand cable car. Kochelsee is not a great lake to walk round by Kochel itself with more paths... More 

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Thank Paul K
Dallas, Texas
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2015

Much more quaint and quiet between the 2 lakes south of Penzberg, yet equally as pretty. Fewer commercial buildings so more rustic earthy experience. The outdoor pool at Kristall Trimini is ok during the hottest summer months, but otherwise is cold. But the mountain view is incredible. The staff need better training as most did not have answers to basic... More 

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Thank Renee W
Munich, Germany
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Reviewed 28 June 2015 via mobile

There are some picnic tables scattered along the Trimini road. With only very few buildings visible along the banks of the lake you feel very much like this how the lake must have always looked - untouched. A nice contrast to starnberger see which is also close by.

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