'Der Westerhof' Hotel enjoys an exceptionally beautiful, elevated position in the Bavarian Mountains with open views over the lake at Tegernsee.
"Here - almost miraculously - with the lake at Tegernsee stretching beneath us, all of our troubles and difficulties vanish and our hearts are filled with joy"
This is typical of how our guests describe their stay with us.
In the Mountains
Far away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, carefree and with open views of the surrounding mountains, people have come here for centuries to enjoy the tranquillity and find new energy: Benedictine monks from Tegernsee monastery used this location as a place of retreat and recreation from 1017 onwards. From cloister buildings to the highest situated hotel on Tegernsee; the level of comfort has of course changed, but Westerhof's history has been a constant source of inspiration. We strive to offer you a holiday 'home from home' - a carefree stay, like staying with friends where one is looked after with genuine warmth. And in the hope that, by the time you have to leave, you will be already looking forward to your next visit.
At an altitude of 900 metres. The lake at Tegernsee glistening in the sunshine 180 metres below.
Reach for the sky - the views are stunning.
Enjoy the tranquillity and unique views of Tegernsee directly from your own south-facing balcony - free of all traffic noise. You also have great panoramic views of the lake and surrounding mountains from the breakfast terrace, sunbathing lawn and quiet area of the sauna.
The Main Building or Berghaus – Westerhof ambiance is guaranteed
Hotel Der Westerhof includes both the main and neighbouring 'Berghaus' building. Berghaus and the Main Building are connected by an underground walkway, which means you can keep dry when going from Berghaus to rooms in the Main Building, for example to the breakfast area, sauna, gym or restaurant.
The Main Building
Our comfort and deluxe single and double rooms together with our junior and deluxe suites are located in the main building: all have balcony or patio with lake views. A successful combination of traditional, local and modern features ensures a cosy authentic atmosphere. Enjoy a celebration of Bavarian lifestyle.
Our double rooms, studios and family rooms in Berghaus are furnished in a somewhat simpler fashion. All rooms in 'Berghaus' have a balcony or patio with mountain or lake view. The studios and family rooms are also equipped with a kitchenette.
Berghaus guests can naturally also enjoy all the facilities that the hotel offers, such as the sauna, sunbathing lawn and the extensive buffet breakfast.
Der Westerhof originally served as the largest monastery courtyard in the Tegernsee valley. In the loveliest part of Tegernsee, it was already known by Benedictine monks as a place for recreation in 1017.
A 12th Century First Performance
Legend has it that "Ludus de Antichristo", the most famous drama of the Middle Ages, was given its first performance at Westerhof during the 12th century in the presence of Barbarossa - a fact that the masterly tiling on the outbuilding testifies to. The monks used Westerhof as a place for mountain recreation. After the monastery was abolished the estate transferred to secular ownership.
A 12th Century First Performance
Der Westerhof in the Course of Time
In 1953, through a series of extensions and modifications, it became a private clinic that was in operation until 2003. Westerhof was first used as a hotel on Tegernsee in the spring of 2005 - as a bed and breakfast establishment. Dr Andreas Greither acquired the entire "Der Westerhof" property in March 2008 and has once again successfully combined its important heritage with modern facilities. Hotel guests will appreciate the charm and very special atmosphere of this unusual and romantic holiday retreat - and of course the unique location that once delighted monks and high nobility.
Tegernsee – Bavarian Style and Tradition
Tegernsee - situated in the heart of the Bavarian Alps between Munich and Tyrol - is without doubt one of the most attractive holiday regions in Germany and the entire Alps.
But Tegernsee also offers plenty of other attractions for enjoying the very best of life throughout the year: whether it's hiking, mountain biking or skiing; savouring traditional roast pork in the 'Bräustüberl' restaurant, 'Kaiserschmarrn' pancake on Neureuth or a stylish dinner in one of the many gourmet restaurants that Tegernsee has to offer.
Tegernsee locals are proud of their traditions, which are still regularly practised: local mountainside and lakeside festivals, the 'Rosstag' horse festival in Rottach, the oldest 'Leonhardifahrt' pilgrimage in Bavaria at Kreuth; or the 'Almabtrieb', where cattle are driven down from Alpine pastures into the valley. These are just some of the many year-round events where your can experience the real Bavaria first hand.