Your vacation destination between Isar and Loisach
Welcome to the young town of Geretsried
Hiking for rest and recuperation
Are you looking for rest and recuperation, with plenty of nature for walks or hikes? Then you have come to the right place!
You can go for walks along numerous trails on the Isar or Loisach rivers. If you prefer more athletic pursuits, explore the serene landscape on Nordic walking trails of various lengths. Hikers with an interest in history also get their money's worth at more than 50 stations along the history trail through the municipal area.
The new Jakobsweg from Munich to Tirol meanders along the Loisachkanal canal, inviting you to mediate on your unhurried journey. Those who are fleeter of foot can take part in the annual Firmenlauf marathon or the Oberland-Runday running meet.
For water sports enthusiasts, the nearby Starnberger See (lake) is ideal for swimming, paddling, diving, sailing or just to enjoy the sun. The Isar river at the edge of the town beckons to adventure-loving canoeists and rafters.
Those who want to learn more about the fauna and flora of the Isar river wetlands can joint the Isarranger on his tour. “Mermaids” who simply want to splash in the water or enjoy a water slide will find all they are looking for at the nearby Bibisee lake.
In winter the glittering rays of the sun break on the pearly white snow, traversed by various cross-country ski runs with a length of 4 to 12 km and suitable for all techniques. Alpine skiers can go on an excursion to the Blomberg or Brauneck in the southern district.
Art and culture
For those who are still fit and rested after so much sports, the many cultural events in the town of Geretsried are sure to offer something suitable.
Music lovers can listen to folk music, singer-songwriters or classic concerts, while art lovers stroll through the artists’ district or visit an exhibition at the museum or Kunstbunker art center.
The town’s various Landsmannschaft associations offer participation in their traditional festivals all year round: from setting up the Maypole and the May dance to midsummer festivals, Greek patronage festivals and dancing parties like the Kathreinertanz, Blumenball or Schwabenball.
At private viewings, you have the opportunity for relaxed conversation with local artists in a pleasant atmosphere. Munich is 40 km away and also well worth a visit.