Leisure & excursions
Upper Bavaria at its best
Olching has a wide range of leisure activities to offer visitors at any time of the year. Walking or cycling in summer and winter walks in the Amperauen are among the most popular activities. Many famous places such as Nymphenburg Castle, Fürstenfeld Abbey, the old town of Dachau or the nearby “Fünfseenland” (five lakes region) with Lake Starnberg and Lake Ammer can be reached in less than hour by car or train. Nearby attractions such as Altmühltal Nature Park and Andechs Monastery are always worth a visit.
Olching is a tranquil, typically Bavarian town 20 kilometres to the west of Munich. The delightful Fünfseenland region offering a number of unique recreational activities starts right outside the gates. If you want to get to know the city, it’s best to leave your car and explore Munich by train. You can reach the centre of Munich with its numerous theatres, museums and cultural events, sporting events and numerous tourist attractions, in just 20 minutes. Our reception will be happy to provide you with any information you need.
Andechs Monastery is located on the “Holy Mountain”, embedded in the wonderful landscape of the Starnberg Fünfseenland region. A walk through the church, monastery and brewery gives you an insight into its history. In summer you can learn more about the Benedict monks’ high art of brewing by sampling it in the monastery’s beer garden. At Advent, the Christmas market with its Living Nativity and festive brass band attracts visitors to the inner courtyard.
Museum of Imagination
The Buchheim Museum, officially known as the “Museum of Imagination”, is located on the western shore of Lake Starnberg and houses exhibits from nature and art. The museum is particularly well-known for its collection of Expressionist paintings and sculptures by famous artists including Erich Heckel, Emil Nolde and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner.
The founding of Schloss Nymphenburg as a summer residence is thanks to the birth of the long-awaited heir to the throne, Max Emanuel, who was born to Bavarian electoral couple Ferdinand Maria and Henriette Adelaide von Savoyen in 1662 after ten years of marriage.
Golfclub Olching will impress you with its pleasant atmosphere. It caters for seasoned professionals and casual players alike. Perfect for a quick sociable round on holiday.
Rottbach golf course
We recommend nearby Rottbach golf course. This 18-hole course (par 72), designed by Thomas Himmel and offering a wonderful view of the Bavarian mountains, is among the best that Bavaria has to offer golfing fans. The course is designed for beginners to enjoy just as much as seasoned players and its well over 6,000 metre-long course is a real challenge.
All climbing fans will enjoy the spectacular climbing park in Fürstenfeldbruck with its enormous central platform and over 50 exercises. Experience an exciting daytrip on the edge of the River Amper.
Olching minigolf course
The Kart-Palast in Bergkirchen welcomes you with a whole range of exciting attractions. In the centre of the course is, of course, the modern Go-Karting track, but there’s also a minigolf course and a bowling alley.
Lake Starnberg & Lake Ammer
As soon as lakes and streams are “freed from the ice” as the poem goes, the five lakes fleet sets sail. Whether you choose to go on a trip around the lake or want to combine the boat tour with a bike trip, you won’t forget the mountain panorama with snow-covered peaks in a hurry. The adventure trips on Lake Starnberg and Lake Ammer are a particular highlight. This includes boat trips with the themes of wine, brunch, fish, moonshine and dancing.
Olchinger See is a quarry pond in the area of the city of Olching, directly on the border with the community of Gröbenzell, almost 20 km west of Munich.
You can easily reach the Bavarian state capital by train in 20 minutes. The station is only a few minutes away from the hotel on foot. Just leave your car safely with us. Munich has rich cultural offerings and numerous tourist attractions. Theatres, concerts, trade fair, exhibitions, attractive sporting events, the Allianz Arena, plenty of museums, beer gardens at the Isarauen and shopping to suit all tastes and wallet sizes.
The Allianz Arena is a football stadium in the north of Munich with 75,000 spaces for Bundesliga matches, comprising 57,343 seats, 13,794 standing spaces, 1,374 box spaces, 2,152 business seats and 966 sponsor seats.
Let yourself be surprised and delighted by Dachau and its 1200-year history. Its picturesque Old Town offers plenty of sights including Dachau Art Gallery and the summer residence of the Wittelsbach family, Schloss Dachau, with its unique views over the state capital of Munich.
Olympiapark is the focal point of many events – and has been since 1972 – and is once more the meeting place for residents of Munich and people from all over the world.
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Suggested routes for bikers
Get ready for some breathtaking trips through the picturesque countryside of Upper Bavaria. We are happy to recommend some rental companies and workshops, provide a safe space for your motorbikes, or to provide you with information about the best destinations in the surrounding area such as Neuschwanstein Castle, Wies Church, Murnau and many other famous places in Bavaria: enjoy Bavarian motorbike tours in style!