PDT & PD Update Congress
The Land of Two Lakes welcomes all participants of the “Photodynamic Therapy and Photodiagnosis Update 2024” conference in Kochel am See.
The beautiful village of Kochel am See (Kochel by the lake) are looking forward to see our friends from all over the world again. At Lake Kochelsee and Lake Walchensee in Upper Bavaria, relaxation and a spirit of adventure are easier to find than practically anywhere else. Aside from the breathtaking mountain landscape and the idyllic lakes themselves, highlights of the climatic health resort in the alpine foothills include the Franz Marc Museum, the Herzogstand cable car, boat trips around Lake Kochelsee and the Kristall thermal spa with lake and mountain views and a location directly on the shores of the Kochelsee, they are among the most modern and most beautiful thermal spa landscapes in Europe. Last but not least our still operating and powering industry monument „Walchenseekraftwerk“ – a hydroelectric power station which celebrates his 100th birthday this year.
While the Kochelsee and Walchensee lakes lure bathers and water sports enthusiasts of all kinds with their turquoise to deep-blue waters, the wonderful mountain landscape makes it very easy for you to discover the nature here, which is still largely unspoiled and protected – such as the extensive moor – or to enjoy a refreshing waterfall (Lainbach Waterfall, 45 min. away from the Heimatbühne).
While or before your stay please contact our fluent english speaking collegues of the Kochel Tourism Board:
Bahnhofstraße 23, D-82431 Kochel am See
Tel. +49 (0) 8851-338, Email: email@example.com
SOME SPECIAL RECOMMENDATIONS AND INFORMATION FOR OUR PDT&PD UPDATE GUESTS:
Motorboat tour on lake Kochelsee
During this 90-minute tour, you can enjoy the magnificent view and discover the lake from a new angle. The stops are below the Franz Marc Museum, at the lake promenade, at the Seehotel Grauer Bär, Altjoch/Walchenseekraftwerk and Schlehdorf. June until the end of September, with daily tours;
You will find all information about the exact trip times and tours at www.motorschifffahrt-kochelsee.de or by phone on Tel. +49 (0) 8851-416
Walchensee Hydroelectric Power Station
The impressive Walchensee power plant is considered to be the cradle of industrial power production in Bavaria. Completed in 1924, it is one of the largest hydropower plants in the world, with a capacity of 124,000 kilowatts. Even today, the annual power generation of around 300 million kilowatt hours makes the plant one of the largest high-pressure pumped in Germany. The unique site in the Bavarian Alpine foothills, the beautiful surroundings and the fascinating facilities draw thousands of visitors a year. In 1983 the Walchensee power plant was declared an industrial monument. The impressive architecture of the information center built into the mountain directly across from the power plant forms a fascinating contrast to the power plant. Modern information technology such as turbine models, interactive touch screen terminals and communication tables provide interesting information about hydropower. Those who want refreshment after visiting the display can go to the bistro or beer garden - right next to the massive pressure pipes.
Visit the information center: Altjoch 21, 82431 Kochel am See
Opening Times: www.uniper.energy/de/walchenseekraftwerk
Tour requests: T +49 (0) 8851-772 25; F +49 (0) 8851-772 98 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Franz Marc Museum / art from the 20th century
A multi-faceted collection about Franz Marc within the context of 20th century art and many other artists from this period. Changing special exhibitions and a sculpture park (including Tony Cragg, among others).
Franz Marc Park 8-10, 82431 Kochel am See, www.franz-marcmuseum.de ;Tel. +49 (0) 8851-924880; Opening times: April to October: Tuesday to Sunday and public holidays 10 am – 6 pm; November to-March 10 am - 05 pm.
The Kristall Thermal Spa (Kristall Therme)
in Kochel am See are one of the most beautiful thermal landscapes in Europe and a highlight of the Land of Two Lakes. Covering over 12,000 square metres, the sauna and bathing facilities will pamper you with five different saunas, a hammam, a steam bath, and revitalising leisure pools along with a panoramic view.
Seeweg 2, 82431 Kochel am See, https://kristall-trimini.de/; Tel. +49 (0) 8851-5300
Herzogstand / Cable Car
König Ludwigs II´s favourite mountain. Unmatched panoramic views across the Land of Two Lakes open up during the 4-minute ascent and when you step out of the cable car cabin at lofty 1600 metres above sea level. On the Herzogstand summit, you have bavaria, all the way to Munich, at your feet. To the north, the 360-degree vista sweeps from expansive Bavarian foothills of the Alps across the mountain lakes, Kochelsee and Walchensee. From there it continues to the towering chain of Alps in the south, from the proud summit of the Zugspitze (highest peak in Germany with 2962m) across the Karwendel range far into the Tyrolean mountains. This overwhelming panorama is what made Herzogstand the favourite mountain of " Kini", the nickname of King Ludwig II.
Herzogstand Cable Car
Only the travel times posted at the valley station are valid. Travel times may change due to the weather conditions, the season or other circumstances.
Herzogstandbahn GmbH, Am Tanneneck 6, 82432 Walchensee, www.herzogstandbahn.de ; Tel. +49 (0) 8858-236
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Glentleiten Open-Air Museum
“Upper Bavaria in one place” could be the motto for southern Bavaria’s largest open-air museum in Großweil. Discover over 70 historic buildings from 5 centuries – from farms to mills to charcoal kilns and its very own brewery.
An der Glentleiten 4, 82439 Großweil,
www.glentleiten.de; Tel. +49 (0) 8851-1850; Opening times: June to end of September Tue – Sun, 9 am – 6 pm
Lainbach - Waterfall
A circular route along the bird nature trail to the waterfall. Detour to the “Tiroler Kreuz” lookout point with a fantastic view of the Herzogstand and Kochelsee.
Start: Kochel am See Town Hall
7.5 km elevation gain of 190 m
A nice short walk to Kohlleite meadows where you have a beautiful view around Kochel village and Lake Kochelsee.
Start: Kochel am See Town Hall
Walk through the Loisach-Kochelsee-Moor
An easy circular trail through the Loisach-Kochelsee moor with views of the surrounding mountains. The tour leads through the species-rich bird sanctuary and along the Loisach.
Start: Kochel am See Train - 9 km Round Trip
Station the path first leads towards the center of the village and then right into Friedzaunweg. Follow this path as it bends to the Alte Schmiedgasse, which you follow to the end of the village. The path continues straight ahead along the railroad track and Moorand. Approx. 300m after the small Kochler district of "Ort", which you leave to the right, turn left towards Einödhof Brunnenbach. After this, the path turns left towards Loisach. After approx. 200m you reach the calm river, along the banks of which the path continues to the Loisach bridge in Kochel. There are special views of the moor, which serves as a unique habitat for rare and endangered plant and animal species. The view often and gladly wanders into the impressive scenery.
Boat, rental Kochelsee (3 min walk down from Heimatbühne)
Tel. +49 (0) 8851-416
SUP rental Kochelsee: (5 min walk down from Heimatbühne)
at the Kristall Thermal Spa, Tel. +49 (0) 172-6629727
We warmly welcome you and wish you a relaxing time at Kochelsee and Walchensee. During your stay with us, you can use your guest card to use numerous services at reduced prices or even for free.
In the Two Lakes Region you are mobile even without your own car. After your arrival, with the Kochelseebahn from Munich or by car, you can discover our wonderful region with the guest card and by bus and train in a more stress-free, environmentally friendly and above all, free of charge way. Simply arrive, leave your car behind and go on a relaxing tour of discovery without having to look for a parking space.
Please find further information here.