Unfortunately, the sun doesn’t always shine in Kochel am See either – even though all of our café guests always eat up the delicious cakes and bowls ?
When the weather is nice, there are many things to do in Kochel: the surrounding mountain peaks invite you to go hiking, the Wiesn are perfect for picnics and the lake, with its cool temperatures, invites you to take a dip. Most of the time our guests can hardly decide which activities they want to do first.
We don’t let bad weather spoil our mood in Kochel, and in this article we show you what great things you can do here even when it’s raining.
We would like to give you some inspiration for your holiday in our hostel: Whether for wellness lovers or those interested in culture. With us, even on rainy days, everyone gets their money’s worth. Let’s go!
Franz Marc Museum
Experience the art of the “Blaue Reiter” where the artist lived and worked. In a modern museum building high above Lake Kochel, an outstanding collection of German Expressionism and post-war abstraction awaits you. The art of Franz Marc, who gave the museum its name, takes centre stage. There are also other works of art by artists such as Per Kirkeby, Tony Cragg and Alf Lechner. The perfect place to spend a rainy day in Kochel!
Not far from Kochel am See is the Museum Penzberg, which houses the largest collection of Heinrich Campendonk’s works in the world. This is an art and town museum in Penzberg in the Upper Bavarian district of Weilheim-Schongau. Reopened in 2016, the museum’s twin building has become an attraction in the cityscape with its vibrant dark clinker brick façade.
For wellness lovers
The Kristalltherme attracts visitors with a fantastic view of Lake Kochel. Pure bathing fun and relaxation. The various saunas invite you to relax. An absolute highlight is the Herzogstand sauna, from where you have a great view of the mountain peak of the same name. After a relaxing sauna session, you can cool off and refresh yourself directly in the lake. Treat yourself to a few hours of rest and relaxation in the approx. 12,000 square metre spa.
Walchensee adventure power station
A nice family excursion destination is the Walchensee adventure power station. In the visitor centre you can learn very clearly how a hydroelectric power station works. There are also many hands-on activities, turbine models and interactive displays. Just the thing for families or school trips interested in history and energy production.
Open-air museum in Glentleiten
The open-air museum in Glentleiten is worth a visit even in bad weather, according to the motto: There is no bad weather, only bad clothes. Because this museum is not only open when the sun is shining, but only in the summer months. What is the Glentleiten Open-Air Museum anyway?
It is the museum of the district of Upper Bavaria for the rural life, living and economy of past centuries. Every year there are various special exhibitions, craft demonstrations and different children’s programmes outdoors. So there is something for everyone, parents as well as children will get their money’s worth here.
With these tips for the region around Kochel am See, we hope you have a wonderful time despite the bad weather.