Grassau in Bavaria

Locations & directions

Meridian train, © Uwe Miethe
Meridian train

There are only few towns that offer their visitors such a varied and diverse spectrum as Grassau with its neighbouring districts of Mietenkam and Rottau in the beautiful Chiemgau region. The mighty foothills of the Alp’s main ridge lie directly on our doorstep and offer hours of peaceful hiking or alpine touring.
Lovingly designed paths lead walkers through dark-green forests and lush meadows. A visit to the natural high moorland (conservation area "Kendlmühlfilze") helps you imagine how our fertile earth may have looked millions of years ago.
Follow in the footsteps of the past. One of the oldest towns in Chiemgau, Grassau, is over a thousand years old and was one of the intellectual and cultural centres in the Middle Ages.

Grassau & Rottau facts:

  • Altitude: 538 to 1587m
  • Grassau: State approved health resort
  • Population: Approx. 6700
  • Area: 3800 hectares
  • 1500 guest beds

How to get to Grassau:

  • By car: Follow the motorway Munich-Salzburg (A8) to the exit Bernau (No. 106), drive onto the B 305 (Deutsche Alpenstraße) in the direction of Reit im Winkl until you arrive at Rottau (approx. 5 km) or Grassau (approx. 8 km).
  • By train: Take the train Munich-Salzburg, train station Prien am Chiemsee, Bernau or Übersee. The train is reasonably priced in Bavaria. The train companies focus on reasonable fairs, especially for families.
  • By air: Munich (approx. 120 km) or Salzburg Airport (approx. 55 km)