In summer there are many possibilities for swimming in one of the beautiful mountain lakes nearby Mittenwald. From Sonnenbichl you can walk or cycle to the Lautersee and Ferchensee.
If you want to swim in Barmsee, Grubsee (public bath) or Geroldsee, our free guest bus gets you there. Of course, you can also take your mountain bike.
Particularly beautiful and rewarding is a visit of Walchensee. The "Wicki" movies were filmed here; the village from the movies is now a museum which can be visited.
Many water sports activities are possible around the Walchensee: you can swim, sail, windsurf, kite-surf and dive – if you like under professional supervision or on your own in one of the many hidden bays.
A thirty minute walk will take you from Sonnenbichl to the Lautersee at 1013 meters above the sea level. The lake, approximately 14.6 hectares and up to 19 meters deep, invites you for a tour.
You can stop at one of the three restaurants, rent a rowing or paddle boat or observe rare birds. In summer, you have at almost all points access to the lake shore to swim or splash. For a small fee you can also visit the public bath with children's playground.
In the summer season there is a free bus service to the lake.
In winter, the frozen lake lies enchanted under a thick blanket of snow. Only friends of the curling could disturb the silence. The trails are cleared and well accessible and attract winter guests out into the clear, fresh air.
The Ferchensee is located a few meters behind the Lautersee on 1060 m directly at the feet of the Wetterstein Mountains. Around the lake are good possibilities for swimming. For hungry and thirsty hikers there is a restaurant. Sitting right at the water you can observe big carp and Great Crested Grebes.
Anyone, who is tired after swimming to hike, can take the free guest bus back to Mittenwald. Many Tourists like to walk further to Elmau and the Schachenhaus of König Ludwig (King’s House on the Schachen) or go from here to the Kranzberg Mountain.
The small river Leutasch has found its way deeply through the rocks at the border between Germany and Austria.