39km (24 miles) SW of Munich
Smaller and less popular than Starnberger See, Ammersee is a bit more rustic and wilder than its cousin. In the past, Ammersee was considered too far from the city for excursions. For that reason, it was never overdeveloped and it retains much of its natural splendor. Although it does have its share of summer homes and hotels, its shores are not quite as saturated or overcrowded as those at Starnberger See.