View of the community of Schnaitsee from above
© © Gemeinde Schnaitsee und dem Fotografen


Vacation at the beautiful Weitsee

Surrounded by fragrant herb meadows, fields and forests, Schnaitsee invites you to bathing tours, voyages of discovery and relaxed holidays on the farm. Anyone looking to slow down away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life will find plenty of room for rest in Schnaitsee. Farm holidays are ideal for families with children and young people. In addition to the adventures in the stable, the young guests get to know medicinal plants on hikes with herbalist Christa and make herbal lemonade, cough syrup or scented sachets. Just a stone's throw away there is lots of fun in the barrier-free lakeside resortof the Weitsee in the forest: you can let off steam with swimming and water fights, with table tennis, as well as on the diving board and football field. The adjoining moor lakes with their biotopes, flower meadows and mixed forests offer pure enjoyment of nature. The nearby farm museum in Amerang shows the history and diversity of rural culture.

Oil Mill Garting

the Oil Mill Garting is a family-run organic business that exclusively produces cold-pressed cooking oils. The ingredients for the organic oils consist of regional or own cultivation. A short transport route for the ingredients and local production on a small scale are just as important as doing without chemicals and complex technology. When visiting Schnaitsee, the Ömühle Garting farm shop is not far away.

Blick mit der Drohne auf Schnaitsee
© © Chiemgau Tourismus e.V.

Local history of Schnaitsee

The name Schnaitsee is that of the place characterized by five moor lakes and is derived from Schneid (= watershed, lake). The main town with the Marienkirche, which can be seen from afar, lies on a moraine hill and, at 653 meters above sea level, is the highest town in the Bavarian Alpine foothills. In a document of Emperor Otto I, the place is mentioned in 950 as the seat of the counts of the Sighardinger. His descendants brought it to the highest honor in the Prince Archdiocese of Salzburg. In nearby Kling, the remains of the walls of a large castle can still be seen. It had been the seat of the largest court in Bavaria since 1248, was converted into a hunting lodge in 1543 and housed the large hunting parties of the Munich court until 1777.

Schnaitseer personalities

One of the famous personalities of the Schnaitsee community was Chuno of Schnaitsee, 1165 burgrave of Hohenwerfen im Pongau and one of the most important advisors to the Archbishop of Salzburg. Sebastian Dirnreiter (1875 -1956) played a key role in founding the Bavarian People's Party as a member of the Landtag and Reichstag.

Winter in Schnaitsee

Observation tower

In the clear winter air, the view from the observation tower in Schnaitsee/Obernhof is a special experience: you can enjoy the impressive panorama of the Bavarian Alps.

Churches and chapels

Lovers of old architecture will appreciate the many churches and chapels with their ceiling paintings and valuable carved figures. The parish church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary and St. Anna and St. Nicholas in Berg are definitely worth a visit.


In addition to winter hikes, the skating trail at the lake or, when the ice is closed, curling on the Weitsee invite you to activities in the clear fresh air.

Summer in Schnaitsee

EFA Mobile Zeiten

A journey through time of the automotive industry from the 1920s to the 1980s.

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By bike to 16 Ice Age lakes

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Baderbräu Schnaitsee

Six friends, one passion, one brewery - the Baderbäu creates a contrast to the industrial beers of the large corporations with its artisanal and traditionally brewed beers.

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Historischer Rundweg zur Burgruine Kling

Well signposted "teaching trail" through the history of Schnaitsee and its surroundings.

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Courtyard of the Garting oil mill with rapeseed field in Schnaitsee
© © Ölmühle Garting

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Contact details

Tourist-Information Schnaitsee
Marktplatz 4
83530 Schnaitsee
+49 8074 919116