In winter, a gondola lift takes you comfortably up to the Herzogstand - the more athletic walk on foot.
Because the good stuff is so close by

Lakes & Mountains around Munich

On a clear day, the view from Munich stretches as far as the Alps; the mountain peaks look almost close enough to touch. And from Munich it really isn’t at all far to the mountains and the most beautiful lakes. Here are all the tips you could need for some great hiking and cycling trips around the lakes of Upper Bavaria, to the summits of Munich’s local mountains and to rustic huts. We’ve included a number of short jaunts you can manage after work and refreshing gorge hikes for the summer, as well as winter skiing and snowshoe outings.