16 Best Restaurants in The Bavarian Alps, Germany


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One of the best restaurants in town is known for its innovative Bavarian cuisine based on regionally sourced seasonal ingredients. Young chef Steffi Bauer changes the short but appealing menu, which features local fish, meat, and veggie dishes, about every two months and also offers a daily special.

Bahnhofstr. 12, Oberammergau, 82487, Germany
Known For
  • vegan preparations on request
  • innovative takes on Bavarian "tapas"
  • delicious daily specials
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: Closed Mon. and Tues. No lunch


Once part of a monastery and later given one of the town's most beautiful painted baroque facades, the Alpenrose features traditional Bavarian fare and is famous for featuring venison dishes the entire month of October. A sidewalk terrace is open on sunny days; a zither player strums away most evenings in the Josefi wine cellar.

Ammergauer Maxbrau


A lively brewery with charming beamed ceilings located inside the Hotel Maximilian, this is an upscale meeting place for locally sourced Bavarian specialties. Dishes change on a weekly basis and include wild game in season.

Ettaler Str. 5, Oberammergau, 82487, Germany
Known For
  • pork knuckle
  • beer crafted in-house
  • tasty Kaiserschmarrn (scrambled pancakes)
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: Closed Mon. and Tues. No lunch weekdays

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Brauereigasthof Bürgerbräu


This old brewery serving traditional Bavarian dishes has a rich history that reflects the social class that once met here: politicos, peasants, burghers, and salt miners. Reichenhallers from all walks of life still meet here to enjoy good conversation and hearty local beer.

Waagg. 1–2, Bad Reichenhall, 83435, Germany
Known For
  • Bauernschmaus (with three types of pork)
  • pork ribs in a dark beer sauce
  • savory vegetarian strudel
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: Credit cards accepted


Adorned with frescoes, this brewery fills up with large groups and families. The menu includes standard Bavarian pub fare and liters of beer in a more intimate atmosphere than a traditional beer hall, as dining is divided into smaller rooms.
Fürstenstr. 23, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, 82467, Germany
Known For
  • Bräustüberlpfanderl (a sampler that includes two types of pork and duck)
  • duck legs with knoedel (dumplings)
  • locally caught trout

Freihaus Brenner


Begun by proprietor Josef Brenner, who brought a taste of nouvelle cuisine to Tegernsee, the attractive restaurant commands fine views from high above Bad Wiessee. Though the restaurant now has new owners, the menu has maintained the same assortment of seasonal specialties and changes every three weeks.

Freihaus 4, Bad Wiessee, 83707, Germany
Known For
  • fresh trout
  • Schweinebraten mit Kartoffelknödel (roast pork with potato dumplings)
  • superlative vistas
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: Closed Tues. and Wed.

Gasthaus Obermühle


This 16th-century mill just off the main road outside of Bad Reichenhall has an intimate rural feel and an inviting terrace. Fish is the specialty here, though local game is also on the menu.

Gasthaus zum Stern


This is a traditional place (dating from the 16th century), with coffered ceilings, thick walls, smiling waitresses in Dirndls, and an old Kachelofen (enclosed, tiled, wood-burning stove) that heats the dining room beyond endurance on cold winter days. The food is hearty, traditional Bavarian. For a quieter dinner or lunch, reserve a space in the Bäckerstube (Baker's Parlor).

Gasthaus Zur Schranne


In a classic wood-paneled 19th-century inn with lovely painted ceilings, the friendly international staff serves up hearty portions of typical Bavarian food like grilled duck with potato dumplings and red cabbage, and Wiener schnitzel. There’s also a decent selection of vegetarian and even vegan items, rare for this meat-loving region.

Griesstr. 4, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, 82467, Germany
Known For
  • beer garden in season
  • lively atmosphere
  • huge platters of food
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: Closed Mon.

Gasthof Stern

This white house with brilliant blue shutters in the middle of Mittenwald has a beer garden and small playground perfect for families. Locals love this dining room and its meat-heavy Bavarian cuisine.
Fritz-Plössl-Pl. 2, Mittenwald, 82481, Germany
Known For
  • Bauernschmaus (a plate of sausage with sauerkraut and homemade liver dumplings)
  • Jägerschnitzel, with pork and mushroom sauce
  • suckling pig served on Sundays
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: Closed Mon.

Gut Kaltenbrunn


A series of farm buildings dating back to the 19th century on the lake's northern shore were converted into a self-sustaining restaurant with a focus on regional delicacies. A large terrace and walls of windows provide phenomenal views of the lake, and a kid-friendly beer garden keeps young visitors happy until dusk.

Herzogliches Bräustüberl Tegernsee


Once part of Tegernsee's Benedictine monastery, then a royal retreat, the Bräustüberl is now an immensely popular beer hall and brewery with tasty Bavarian snacks for under €12. In summer, quaff your beer beneath the huge chestnut trees and admire the delightful view of the lake and mountains.

Relais-Chalet Wilhelmy


Although everything is modern, this inn in Bad Wiessee takes you back to a less frantic era. Classical music accompanies unpretentious yet tasty meals.

Restaurant & Cafe Edelweiss


This friendly café and restaurant next to the monastery is an ideal spot for a light lunch, dinner with local ingredients, or a coffee with house-made cake. You can wash it all down with a fine choice of brews from the abbey.

Kaiser-Ludwig-Pl. 3, Ettal, 82488, Germany
Known For
  • schnitzel with pretzel breading and gratinated cheese
  • game from the Ammergau Alps
  • a wide selection of fresh cake and apple strudel
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: Closed Thurs.



A small restaurant set up for communal dining at large wooden tables, the Reutbergstuberl offers authentic Bavarian cuisine for lunch and dinner at fair prices. Located near the Kur park, it has a quiet, comfortable atmosphere both inside and on the fair-weather terrace.

Schuetzenstr. 5, Bad Tölz, 83646, Germany
Known For
  • turkey medallions in cream sauce
  • Weisswurst (Bavarian white sausages)
  • Schweinebraten (pork filets with sauerkraut)

Schlosswirtschaft Herrenchiemsee


Near the boat dock on the Herreninsel, home to King Ludwig II's famous palace, is this century-old-hotel-turned-beer garden and light restaurant with gorgeous views over the lake. Portions are large, service is friendly, and desserts are tasty.