Aussicht auf den Chiemsee von der Gemeinde Vachendorf
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The gateway to the Chiemgau mountains and lakes

Thanks to well-developed cycling and hiking trails, in summer it is only a stone's throw from Vachendorf to the picturesque Tüttensee in the forest with its lido, sun island, beach volleyball court and circular route. The whole family can have fun here. During the day there is refreshment, in the evening legendary summer night festivals take place here. Vachendorf is also a good starting point for activities for joggers, Nordic walkers, mountain hikers or ambitious racing cyclists and mountain bikers.

Mountain or lake - everything is very close

Hochberg and Hochfelln offer a magnificent view and can be reached just as quickly as Lake Chiemsee with its excursion destinations and activities. In the village itself, the outdoor pool and tennis court invite you to take part in leisure activities. The shopping town of Traunstein is practically on the doorstep and its unique small-town flair invites you to cozy cafés, shopping and a wide range of cultural activities. The St. Georgs-Kircherl directly in Vachendorf can be reached after a 20-minute walk.

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Local history of Vachendorf

The find of a Roman military diploma, which is archaeologically unique in Bavaria, proves that Vachendorf was already inhabited in ancient times. The find's emblem is part of the town's coat of arms. Vachendorf was first mentioned in the Breves Notitiae of 790. An independent parish is attested around 1190. Vachendorf belonged to the Burghausen Rentamt and to the Traunstein District Court of the Electorate of Bavaria. The independent community came into being in 1818. As part of the district reform in 1978, Vachendorf remained independent, but entered into an administrative community with Bergen.

Vachendorf personalities

One of the most successful German cross-country skiers, Tobias Angerer (born 1977) from Traunstein, competed for SC Vachendorf. The overall World Cup winner in 2006 and 2007 won a total of eleven medals at world championships and the Olympic Winter Games. The portraitist Johann Baptist Neumüller (1799-1840), who was sponsored by King Max I Joseph, also came from Vachendorf and painted the high altar picture “Descent from the Cross” in the parish church.

Tobias Angerer
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Vachendorf in winter

Tobias Angerer

One of Germany's best cross-country skiers was the inspiration for the Tobi-Angerer trail on the Hochberg. The varied cross-country skiing routes with a fantastic panoramic view of the Alps guarantee the successful combination of enjoying nature and physical fitness in winter.

Alpine skiing

A day in the nearby natural snow paradise on the Hochfelln promises pure skiing pleasure - whether alpine or on a ski tour through snow-covered winter landscapes. The summit can be reached in no time with the Hochfelln cable car.


A sense of proportion and a steady hand are required in winter for the Bavarian popular sport of curling. For guests and club shooters there is a separate area directly at the swimming pool.

Vachendorf in summer

Adelholzener Radrunde

Healing springs, mountain views and lots of nature

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Tobias Angerer Loipe

A unique panorama opens up on the Tobias Angerer trail near Traunstein. The view extends over the snowy landscape of Chiemsee and Chiemgau to the Bavarian Alps.

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The Hochfelln is regarded as the viewing terrace of the Chiemgau and more than lives up to its title thanks to a breathtaking view of the foothills and the central Alps.

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The viewing terrace of the Chiemgau – that’s what Hochfelln is also often called. Why? See for yourself.

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Contact details

Tourist-Information Vachendorf
Hauptstraße 15
83377 Vachendorf
+49 861 69989