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Gastronomy at the lake

Arabella Alpenhotel at lake Spitzingsee

magine the following scenery – a snowy landscape, a lake full of ice skaters spinning some pirouettes and you are sitting comfortably in a heated room, looking out of the window and enjoying something to eat. The Arabella Alpenhotel at lake Spitzingsee is the perfect place to realise this kind of imagination. Here you can enjoy life during your winter holiday, try some culinary specialities and watch the winter scenes behind the window.

Daily visitors are very welcome at the Restaurant King Ludwig (König Ludwig) and Osteria L´Olivia.

The Restaurant King Ludwig is comfortably furnished and you can choose to sit inside the Leonhardi hall, the Rotwand room or the Josefi-room. Here you can enjoy the typical Schliersee Local Cuisine with regional ingredients which have been organically farmed and produced or Bavarian dishes.

Try some specialities at the buffet, choose a menu or a dish a la carte. The restaurant King Ludwig is opened for breakfast guests from Monday to Friday from 07.00 a.m. to 10.30 a.m., during the weekends and on holidays between 07.00 a.m. and 11.00 a.m. Lunch is served daily from 12.00 p.m. to 02.00 p.m. and dinner between 06.30 p.m. and 09.00 p.m. Dishes of the small menu card can be ordered from 06.30 p.m. to 10.30 p.m.

All rooms can be booked for special occasions with up to 20 guests. The dishes will be served as fondue, raclette or on a hot stone.

Osteria L´Olivia serves exquisite Mediterranean Food from Tuscany, the region of Liguria and Piedmont. The dining room is furnished in an Italian-Tuskany stile and on Fridays and Saturdays between 06.30 p.m. and 10.00 p.m. fresh antipasti as well as Italian BBQ-dishes can be ordered. During these days you can enjoy some pizza and pasta until 11.00 p.m.

The Lobby Bar of the Arabella Alpenhotel offers a great variety of Cocktails, wine, beer and spirits from 06.00 p.m. to 01.00 a.m. Small snacks are being served until 10.30 p.m. Saturday afternoon all guests can also enjoy tea, coffee and cake.

The kitchen team of the Arabella Alpenhotel also can prepare some lactose-free and gluten-free dishes. If you are suffering from a food intolerance, please contact us. The chef de cuisine then can prepare a special menu for you.

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Contact and table reservation:
Arabella Alpenhotel am Spitzingsee
Seeweg 7
83727 Schliersee-Spitzingsee
Phone: +49(0)8026 7980
Fax: +49(0)8026 798-879
E-Mail: alpenhotel(at)arabella.com
Internet: www.arabella-alpenhotel.com

The Spitzing Alm am See

"The Spitzing Alm am See” is part of the “Arabella Alpenhotel” and is in a dream location right at the Spitzingsee with a view of the surrounding mountains. Furnished in a cosy alpine style, you will feel just as comfortable near the blazing fireplace as on the sunny terrace. The large, public children's playground is nearby. Regionality is very important at the Spitzing Alm and the Arabella Alpenhotel. The Spitzing Alm am See is ideal for weddings, birthdays and company events for up to 100 persons. If you need accommodation – the Arabella Alpenhotel is right next to it. You will be happy to receive an offer fitting to your needs. The Spitzing Alm is open on Fridays and Saturdays from 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (kitchen is open until 8:00 p.m.) and on Sundays from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (kitchen is open until 7:00 p.m.). For reservations, please call 08026 798 813.

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Spitzing Alm am See

Seeweg 7a
83727 Schliersee (Spitzingsee)
Phone: (+49) 8026 798 813
E-Mail: spitzingalm(at)arabella-hotel.com
Internet: https://www.spitzing-alm.de/

Hofhaus am See

For more than 20 years guests of the so called „Hofhaus am See” can enjoy high quality products from suppliers from the region. The Wagner family love to please you with Bavarian food and beer garden delecies, e.g. suckling, snacks and fresh fish. Under good weather conditions, the beer garden, which lies next to the church ST. Sixtus, is opened all year long. More than 100 guests can sit outside, have a good time and enjoy tasty dishes. The „Engelstube” and the „Jägerstube” are inside the restaurant. Up to 25 persons can have a seat in the „Engelstube” and 45 inside the „Jägerstube”. You also can book these rooms for special occasions.

Every day the „Hofhaus am See” is opened from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. The kitchen crew prepare food during 12 p.m. and 8.30 p.m. Parking is allowed in front of the restaurant.

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Zum Hofhaus am See
Mesnergasse 2
83727 Schliersee
Phone: +49(0)8026 94499
Fax.: +49(0)8026 94498
E-Mail: hofhaus(at)online.de
Internet: www.hofhaus-am-see.de


The Charivari-Restaurant, Café and Sea Terrace lies directly at the Vitalwelt Schliersee. In winter, you can enjoy various dishes here.

All guests love to sit inside the light-flooded rooms. Here you can drink local beer, delicate wine, fresh pressed juices and choose multi-course menus, snacks and regional delicacies.

From November to may the Charivari Schliersee is opened from 11.00 a.m. to 08.00 p.m. Throughout the opening hours warm meals are being served.

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Charivari Schliersee Restaurant - Café - Seeterrasse in der Vitalwelt Schliersee
Charivari-Restaurant, Café and Sea Terrace at the Vitalwelt Schliersee
Perfallstraße 4
83727 Schliersee
Phone: +49(0)8026 9209022
Fax: +49(0)8026 9209060
E-Mail: info(at)charivari-schliersee.de
Internet: https://www.monte-mare.de/schliersee/restaurant3


Next to the „Vitalwelt“ and the spa gardens in Schliersee lies the so called „Milchhäusl“. It has been built in 1923 by the grandfather of the current owner of the Café, Markus Sachs. It was a little hut, in the middle of a swamp area. A small beaten track led to the shack and only card players came here, in order to have a good time.

1937, after the swamp has been dried out, the hut was converted to a Café. After a few years, the daughter of the„Milchhäusl“- founder took over the business and since 2000Markus Sachs welcomes all visitors to one of the prettiest places at the riverside of lake Schliersee.  

By the way, the „Milchhäusl“ has been used many times as scenery for TV- and cinematic-productions. Some scenes of German series e.g  "Ein Bayer auf Rügen" or "Zwei Köche am Herd" have been filmed  here.

The small family-run Café is a peaceful place. Here you can enjoy a typical Bavarian „Weißwurstfrühstück“ (a hearty breakfast consisting of the typical Bavarian veal sausage), sweet cooked desserts, e.g.  „Strudel, Dampfnudeln, Kaiserschmarrn” and more. At lunchtime salads and regional specialities like „Bauerngröstl, Kasspatz´n”  and snacks are being served.

Depending on the weather, the „Milchhäusl“ is opened from Monday to Sunday from 10.30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Warm food is served during 11.30 a.m. to 2 p.m.  You can park your car right in front of the building. If you want to walk to the „Milchhäusl“, the railway station is nearby. It will take you only a few minutes to walk here.

By the way, at the „Milchhäusl“ you can also rent rowing boats, paddle boats, electric motor boats and sailing boats. If you want to book a boat trip around the lake Schliersee, how about booking a trip with the electric boat „Lisi“. Just contact Markus Sachs and his team for more information.

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Café Milchhäusl
Kurweg 4
83727 Schliersee
Phone: +49(0)8026 4676
Fax: +49(0)8026 4676
E-Mail: mssachs(at)t-online.de
Internet: www.milchhaeusl-schliersee.de

Seehotel Schlierseer Hof

You love to be wined and dined at a very special place and stay there for a while? How about booking a room at the „Seehotel Schlierseer Hof”? Here you can enjoy some relaxing days at the lake Schliersee and in the evenings you can choose a very special meal at one of the in-house restaurants.

The „Panorama-Restaurant” offers a fantastic view of the lake and the mountains nearby. The kitchen staff arranges exotic and festively buffets and set meals with several courses. You can even book a room for an event with up to 130 guests.

The fireplace parlour with its vintage furniture is very comfortable. Here you can have a seat near the fireplace and order something to eat. Afterwards you can have a drink at the fireplace bar and end the day in a relaxed atmosphere.

Since January 2016, the „Jägerstube” at the Seehotel Schlierseer Hof is newly furnished. Here you also can enjoy regional specialities.

The beer garden is opened during the whole year. More than 350 guests can sit here and depending how the weather turns out to be, Bavarian veal sausages, salads, snacks and Bavarian dishes are being  served.

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Seehotel Schlierseer Hof
Seestr. 21
83727 Schliersee
Phone: +49(0)8026 929200
Fax: +49(0)8026 9292050
E-Mail: info(at)schlierseerhof.de
Internet: www.schlierseerhof.de

Klausenhütte at lake Spitzingsee

During winter skiers, ski tourers and cross-country skiers are mostly touring around lake Spitzingsee. The lake is situated at a height of 1.100 metres. The perfect place to go to, after a tour through the snow, is the so called Klausenhütte. This hut lies at the southern bank of Spitzingsee and is being managed by Andreas Simon and his family.

The Klausenhütte is opened at 11.30 a.m. on the weekends and during the Bavarian School Holidays in winter. Up to 40 guests can stay here and enjoy regional specialities, e.g. Dampfnudeln (yeast dumplings), soups, apple strudel, Strammer Max (brown bread with ham and fried egg), Leberkäse and bacon-pancakes. If you are planning to come as a group of 30 persons and more, please make sure to reserve a table at the Klausenhütte in advance.

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Rosskopfweg 2
83727 Spitzingsee
Phone: +49(0)8026 71807
E-Mail: klausenhuette(at)t-online.de  
Internet: www.klausenhuette.de


The „Rixner Alm” is a former Alpine hut. During winter wood and forestry workers used to sleep here. Later on, family Gerold moved into the hut and started building a bigger and much more comfortable house. Hikers, cyclists and day trippers come to the farmed Alpine hut and enjoy staying here for a while. On the terrace and in the so called „Stube”, you can eat some home-made food, e.g. a „Brotzeit”, coffee and cake.

In order to get to the „Rixner Alm”, you can walk along the western bank of lake Schliersee. The path starts at the parking lot at the camping site Lido and will take you about 40 minutes. You also can walk to the Rixner Alm in about 20 minutes. Just drive to the parking site of the restaurant „Schnapperwirt” in Fischhausen and look for the sign showing you the right way. The „Rixner Alm” is opened on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. during January to May. From May to October, the Alpine hut is opened every day, except on Monday and Tuesday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Rixner Alm

Westerbergstr. 40
83727 Schliersee
Phone: +49(0)160 95812204

Internet: rixnerhof.de/rixneralm.html

Willy Merkl House

Lake Spitzingsee is located at a height of 1.100 metres. Walking along the lake front, do not miss visiting the „Willy Merkel House”. From here you can start many tours and enjoy the natural surroundings. If you are travelling by car, you will find a free parking space in front of the „Willy Merkel House”.

The restaurant is famous for its Austrian dishes. You can enjoy coffee specialities, cakes and a la carte. The sun terrace is a wonderful place to be on sunny days. In the basement you will find the so called „Bayerische Stüberl”. This room can also be booked for parties and other special occasions.

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Willy Merkl Haus
Seeweg 3
83727 Schliersee-Spitzingsee
Phone: +40(0)8026 71262
E-Mail: info(at)willy-merkl-haus.de
Internet: www.willy-merkl-haus.de 

Ice Skating

Imagine, you and your family are on holiday and spending some time in the snow, surrounded by mountains, valleys and lakes in the Schliersee region. Besides skiing, you could also ice skate on the frozen surface of lake Schliersee and lake Spitzingsee. Before entering the icy surface, please make sure, that the hole lake is frozen and the ice thick enough to step onto it. Please notice that entering the ice occurs at your own risk.

Almost all winter, lake Spitzingsee is frozen. They reason, the lake is located at a height of 1.100 metres. From the middle/ end of December lake Schliersee is also covered with thick ice. During this time Ice skaters meet and skate a few rounds on top of the icy surface, some people even meet, in order to play Ice Hockey or curling.


Curling is not only a sport, it is a long tradition in the whole Alpine region. Even the people living in the region of Schliersee love to play curling during winter on the frozen surface of lake Schliersee and Spitzingsee.

In former times, the sticks have been made out of wood and have been enhanced with an iron ring and a wooden stalk. For the stave a 10 x 10 centimetres big wooden cube has been used. 

Today the Curling sticks are made of metal and have got several outsoles and a handle. The ice rink is about 40 metres long. Four people play in one team. During the game they must try to kick out the sticks of the opposing team and to place their own sticks in a perfect position. The team which has achieved the most points wins the game.

Ice Hockey

Would you like to play Ice Hockey with your family or friends on a lake? Just take a few days off and come to the region of Schliersee - here you can have fun in the snow and on a naturally  formed ice-covered surface, too.

Before you can step onto the icy surface, the whole lake has to be frozen and the whole surface complete closed. Due to its location (height: 1.100 metres), lake Spitzingsee is iced up much earlier than lake Schliersee. The surface of lake Schliersee is mostly completely closed by the middle or end of December. Please notice that entering the ice occurs at your own risk.

Another nice place to play  Ice Hockey is the so called Oberlandstadion at the foot of the mountain Freudenberg. Please call Mr. Stefan Hornfeck (+49(0)8026 2177) in order to book the pitch. At 7.00 p.m. the icy surface is reserved for Ice Hockey Amateur Teams.

In order to play Ice Hockey you need an icy surface which is 60 metres long and 30 metres wide. Each team has five players. They try to hit the so called puck into the goal area of opposing team. The keeper job is to guard  the goal. The one hour long Ice Hockey match is divided in three 20 minute thirds and the team which has achieved the most goals wins the game.

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