Tegernsee is a town in the Miesbach district of Bavaria, Germany. It is located on the shore of Tegernsee lake, at an elevation of 747 m (2451 ft.) above sea level. The town has its origins in the Tegernsee Abbey, which was founded in 746. Today it is considered a spa town, surrounded by an alpine landscape. The economy is mainly based on tourism.
Tegernsee hosts the Herzoglich Bayerisches Brauhaus Tegernsee (Ducal Bavarian Brewery of Tegernsee), one of Germany's oldest breweries. The entire complex is called Schloss Tegernsee and has been owned by the Wittelsbach family since 1817.
You can also visit other historical buildings include the houses of writer Ludwig Ganghofer and painter Joseph Karl Stieler, the summer residence of Lord Acton and the Olaf Gulbransson Museum has been open since 1966. It is dedicated to the art of the Norwegian painter and caricaturist Olaf Gulbransson. The Museum Tegernseer Tal was established in 1999 in the Old Rectory of Tegernsee. It has 17 exhibition rooms, and its theme is the history and culture of the Tegernsee valley from the Middle Ages to the present.
The Tegernseer Volkstheater has been in use since 1898.
The area around the Tegernsee lake serves as a recreational area. It is surrounded by the Bavarian Alps and occupies an area of approximately 9 square kilometers.
It offers aquatic sports like swimming and fishing, and other activities including hiking and Nordic walking