Seefest in Schliersee

Each July in both Tegernsee-Schliersee there are numerous colorful summer festivals celebrating life, summer and the tranquil waters of our alpine lakes. Locals and tourists alike gather on beer benches and soak in the summer sunshine.

Starting at 5PM in the evening of 28 July thru 30 July, brightly colored umbrellas and twinkling festival lights illuminate the tranquil turquoise lake edge in the Kurpark of Schliersee. You can find the complete festival schedule here:

Not only is Seefest chock full of delicious treats and various traditional dancing, martial arts and acrobatic groups. On Friday, opening night there will be the musical stylings of Nirwana. You can find their home page here:

Saturday night, after a full day of sipping cool drinks and sun there will be alpine horns and their haunting sounds echoing across the lakes and into the mountains. Our recording holding   Goaßlschnalzer (Traditional Bullwhip performers) will do an exciting exhibition. That is always a crowd pleasure.

Once the sun has set at 10 pm there will be a brilliant firework display over the dark lake waters. It is such a beautiful way to end a Seefest Saturday in Schliersee. Always great to grab a chair and a drink and take it in.

Sunday, the final day, continues the energy of the festival with delicious food, music and dancing. Don’t forget your sunscreen and swimsuit as this lovely fest is one not to be missed.



Laura Boston-Thek

American artist, photographer and professional wanderer who, after 20 years of roaming, put down roots in a 100 year old Bavarian farmhouse and fell in love with the Alpine village and its residents (both 2-legged and 4-legged).