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Sailing and windsurfing are the most popular sports here. Both can be arranged (June-Sept) at Segel Surfschule (tel. 08022/75472; www.segelschule-stickl.de) near the town of Gmund, 9.5km (6 miles) north of Rottach-Egern. Windsurfers cost from 45€ for a 3-hour rental.

You can take a 1-hour cruise around the lake on one of the ferryboats operated by Bayerische Seenschifffahrt (tel. 08022/9-33-11). Boats operate about every 90 minutes from 8am to 8pm, and a circular tour from Tegernsee costs 16€.

In summer, you can walk and hike along the lakeshore. In winter, because of its small size, the lake freezes over, making it an attraction for skaters.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.