Bad Wiessee

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Bad Wiessee
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Coordinates: 47 ° 43 '  N , 11 ° 43'  E

Basic data
State : Bavaria
Administrative region : Upper Bavaria
County : Miesbach
Height : 740 m above sea level NHN
Area : 32.79 km 2
Residents: 5095 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 155 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 83707
Area code : 08022
License plate : MB
Community key : 09 1 82 111
Community structure: 8 parts of the community
Address of the
municipal administration:
Sanktjohanserstraße 12
83707 Bad Wiessee
Website :
Mayor : Robert Kühn ( SPD )
Location of the municipality of Bad Wiessee in the Miesbach district
Österreich Landkreis Bad Tölz-Wolfratshausen Landkreis Ebersberg Landkreis München Rosenheim Landkreis Rosenheim Bad Wiessee Bayrischzell Fischbachau Gmund am Tegernsee Hausham Holzkirchen (Oberbayern) Irschenberg Kreuth Miesbach Otterfing Rottach-Egern Schliersee (Gemeinde) Tegernsee (Stadt) Valley Waakirchen Warngau Weyarnmap
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Bad Wiessee with Ringspitz and Kotlahnerkopf in the background

Bad Wiessee is a municipality in the Upper Bavarian district of Miesbach with around 5095 inhabitants. The holiday resort, a recognized health resort since 1922 , is located on the west bank of the Tegernsee in the Bavarian Oberland and borders the Bad Tölz-Wolfratshausen district . Bad Wiessee owes its rating as a spa to the two strongest iodine-sulfur mineral springs in Germany, which were discovered in 1909 during oil drilling. Since 1957, the operating casinos Bayern the Casino Bad Wiessee, which lies in the district since Winner of 2005.

Bad Wiessee was first mentioned in a document in 1017 in the land register of the Tegernsee monastery , when the Wesses Curia ( Hof von Wiessee ) had to pay various goods to the monastery.


Bad Wiessee


The community lies at an altitude of 735 to 1595 m above sea level. NHN on the west bank of the Tegernsee on the northern edge of the Bavarian Alps . The cities of Bad Tölz , Holzkirchen and Miesbach are 15–20 km away, the state capital Munich around 50 km. The closest train station is in Gmund am Tegernsee .

Community structure

Historic postcard of the Abwinkl district (around 1914)

There are eight officially named municipal parts (the type of settlement is given in brackets ):

Neighboring communities

The place borders in the west on the neighboring communities Gaißach and Lenggries in the Bad Tölz-Wolfratshausen district . A contiguous forest area and a mountain range from the Luckenkopf over the Sattelkopf to Fockenstein and Ochsenkamp separate the communities from one another. There are hiking and cycling trails but no direct road connection between the communities. The neighboring municipality of Waakirchen borders Bad Wiessee in the north. The mountains Luckenkopf, Kogelkopf and the Streitmöser are located on the short section of the municipal boundary to Waakirchen. The northern municipal border to Gmund runs over the Holzeralm , along the Dürnbach to Hainzenhöhe and ends at the Bayersäg in the Holz district on the B 318 . There is a shipping connection to the city ​​of Tegernsee in the east and the municipality of Rottach-Egern in the southeast. In the south, Bad Wiessee borders the Ringsee district of the Kreuth community .


Three of the six larger tributaries of the Tegernsee flow into Bad Wiessee. The northernmost is the Breitenbach , which has its source on the Breitenberg, just below the Huders at 1200 m. ü. NHN.

The Söllbach at high water on August 23, 2005, flow rate about 29 m³ / s

The Söllbach rises as Gurnbach below the Seekarkreuz in the municipality of Lenggries. It flows in the Söllbachtal along the Scheibenaualm, the Söllbachaualm and the Alm Bauer in der Au. It then crosses the Buch district and flows into the Tegernsee at Abwinkl. It drains the area north of the Hirschberg and east of the Fockenstein . The normal flow rate of the Söllbach is around 1 m³ / s. During the Alpine floods in 2005 it rose in the estuary to around 29 m³ / s. At the mouth in the Abwinkl district there is a fish hatchery belonging to the Upper Bavaria State Fisheries Association and a large public aquarium with local fish from the Tegernsee.

The Zeiselbach has its source below the Aueralm. It drains the area north of the Söllberg and has an average discharge rate of 0.2 m³ / s. It flows past the Wachselmoosalm, the Semmelberg and the Sonnenbichl. After crossing the Prinzenruhe district, it crosses the federal highway 318 in the center of the village and joins the Tegernsee east of Dourdanplatz. Despite the flood protection measures, on June 13, 2014, after heavy nocturnal rainfall, the entire town center and the main road were flooded due to a blockage on the bridge near the town hall. The flow rate of the Zeiselbach increased briefly to 9.58 m³ / s.

Other small brooks such as the Weidenbach, the Filzgraben, the Deierlgraben, the Mühlbach, the Heissenbach and the Hölzlgraben run in the municipality.


The following mountains are located in the municipality:

Alpine pastures

The Neuhüttenalm in the saddle between the Fockenstein and Neuhütteneck mountains

The following alpine pastures are located in the municipality:

  • Neuhüttenalm , 1329 m above sea level NHN
  • Auer Alm , 1271 m above sea level NHN
  • Baumgartenalm, 1256 m above sea level NHN
  • Wachselmoosalm, 1185 m above sea level NHN
  • Winneralm, 1051 m above sea level NHN
  • Scheibenaualm, 938 m above sea level NHN
  • Söllbachaualm, 927 m above sea level NHN
  • Bauer in der Au, 904 m above sea level. NHN
  • Finneralm, 830 m above sea level NHN


Visible flysch rock on the Franzosenhügel

The subsoil of Bad Wiessee is very heterogeneous due to its location. In contrast to the east bank of the Tegernsee with its directly rising mountains, Bad Wiessee lies on a wide strip of land on the west bank. This strip of land was formed by extensive cones of debris from the mountain streams, which are now recognizable as shield-shaped elevations. The area from the district of Rohbogen to Holz is mainly composed of glacial moraine deposits from the Tegernsee glacier. These typical features of a glacier cover with glacier floor and with remains of a ground moraine also form the ground on the Sonnenbichl and on the former Prinzenruh ski slope. In contrast, the loose gravel soil in the districts of Alt-Wiessee and Abwinkl was mainly formed by sediments carried along by the Söllbach , which flows into the Tegernsee here. The Söllbachtal used to be blocked by the bank moraine of the Tegernsee glacier, today's Sillberg. The so-dammed Söllbach, formerly called Sillbach, deposited a layer of gravel about a hundred meters thick, which forms a leveling in the middle of the mountains. This high gravel plain extends to the confluence of the disc trench. The Alm Bauer in der Au , a previously popular excursion destination, is located in the middle of this plateau. Due to its steep gradient and the rapid flow rate, the Söllbach used to carry a considerable amount of gravel. Over time, the gravel deposits were pushed into the Tegernsee so far that the lake at the mouth of the Söllbach was severely narrowed to around one and a half kilometers.

Clearly visible on French Hill, the northern entrance Bad Wiessee, and also the water Point Hill takes the typical folded mountains flysch . This type of rock is one of the oldest soil formations in Bad Wiessee and dates from the Cretaceous period . Before the construction of the Catholic Church of the Assumption of Mary in 1926, there was a quarry on the Wasserpointhügel, as building blocks could easily be broken from the layered and fissured flysch.

Between the Zeiselbach, the Breitenbach and the Semmelberg, moorland was created over a layer of lake clay over time. When the construction of a new settlement "In den Filzn " began in 1948 , it became apparent that the moor was about five meters thick. It was located above a layer of sea clay several meters thick, which was created in a separate side basin of the Tegernsee. This basin is located behind a ridge that stretches from the cherry tree hill to the Freihauswinkl. Parts of this rain moor have been preserved to this day and can be found in the center of the community directly behind the foyer of the iodine-sulfur bath that was demolished in 2018.


natural reserve

Bad Wiessee is located within the approximately 9273 hectare protected landscape area of the Tegernsee and the surrounding area , which was designated in 1956.

Aerial view of the Flysch Mountains near Bad Wiessee

The Flysch Mountains near Bad Wiessee with an area of ​​about 955 hectares and an altitude of about 1128 m above sea level. NHN have been included in the Natura 2000 network of the European Union as a site of community importance . Within this natural area of ​​the Swabian-Upper Bavarian Prealps there are acidic beech forests , mixed forests with fir trees and cave-low moor formations on the edge of the Mangfall Mountains . The nature conservation significance of the natural area is that of the largest and most representative occurrence of the grove beech forest in the entire Bavarian Alps. The forest grove is a rush plant, which prefers moist meadows, moderately shady forests, especially acidic beech forests.

environmental issues

Bad Wiessee is a member of the special purpose association for waste water disposal at Tegernsee. The Zweckverband was founded in 1956 to build the circular sewer system around the Tegernsee and to maintain the bathing quality and ecology of the Tegernsee. The lake was heavily polluted by sewage in the 1950s and an ecological catastrophe loomed.


Place name

The name Wiessee goes back to the first mention of the place Wesses around 1017 in the land register of the Tegernsee monastery and means that it is a settlement west of the lake. "Wesses" is the last stage in the development of the name, which was "Wesse" from the 14th to 17th centuries. The letter "t" from Westsee had already been sanded off and gone. The “s” at the end of the name, the genitive form “West of the lake” also disappeared over time. In the traditional documents of the Tegernsee monastery from 1155 to 1242, the form of the place name is still unsteady. The first "Hof von Westsee" mentioned here can be seen as the original settlement of Bad Wiessee and as its namesake.


The first indications of a settlement on the west bank of the Tegernsee come from the 10th century. When the Tegernsee monastery was reopened as an imperial abbey in 978 after the Hungarian invasions , workshops were also set up in which handicrafts were carried out. Five stained glass windows of Augsburg Cathedral have been preserved from the monastery glassworks . According to a chronicle, the glassworks was "in the meadow, across the lake". In 1017 an agriculture on the west bank is mentioned for the first time in the land register of the monastery. 1155 a Dietpold von Westensee is mentioned as a witness in a monastery document.

Late Middle Ages
Inscription Quirinskapelle
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According to legend, in 1441 a monk in St. Quirin on the east bank of the Tegernsee discovered a golden yellow strip in the lake, which came from a place on the west bank above which a natural oil well ( petroleum ) existed. In fact, the spring, which has long since dried up, and whose location can still be recognized today by a listed chapel on the Bad Wiessee golf course, has existed for ages. According to a plaque inside the chapel, the spring was first captured in 1430. After the stone oil from Tegernsee had therapeutic properties (e.g. for rubbing in), it soon became very popular as St. Quirin oil and drew pilgrims to the lake.

In 1471 the monastery had three fish ponds built in the area of ​​today's Wiessee. In the Salbuch of 1480, Wiessee first becomes tangible as a village. The village center was on a hill of the alluvial cone south of the Zeiselbach, today's district of Alt-Wiessee . There are three farms, plus several dependent houses. The oldest surviving building is the Sperrhof , which is dendrochronologically dated to 1587–89; the year 1594 is carved over the door.

Modern times

Around this center, the place developed slowly until the end of the 19th century. Away from the village center, there was initially only one farm on the slope between Zeisel and Breitenbach. Only in the second half of the 19th century were further courtyards built north of the Zeiselbach; in particular, two families moved there, whose farms burned down in the old town center.

Abwinkl in the south on the Söllbach and Holz in the north as settlements probably emerged around the same time as Wiessee, the farms in Buch and the farmer in the Au , which were also listed in 1480, are included in Abwinkl . The scattered settlement of wood was mentioned in a document as early as 1291. After the secularization of the monastery in 1803, Wiessee was constituted as a political municipality in 1804; In 1808 Abwinkl and Holz were added to the Wiessee community.

After the abolition of the monastery, the Tegernsee valley initially no longer played a major role. This changed when King Maximilian I bought the former monastery in 1817 and had it expanded into his summer palace. He had the region developed and from 1820 the first road was built around the lake, through which Wiessee was first connected in the south with Tegernsee.

Discovery of the iodine-sulfur source
Iodine-sulfur bath with foyer, 2014
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Inspired by the widespread technical use of crude oil from the end of the 19th century, the Dutch company Dordtsche Petroleum Maatschappij tried from 1904 to discover rich oil deposits at greater depths, which were found at a depth of around 500 m. The first Bavarian Petroleum Society was founded in 1907 and a further eleven oil wells were carried out in Bad Wiessee. Only three of the wells encountered oil. By 1912, the output had dropped so far that oil production was stopped. On May 27, 1909, the Dutchman Adriaan Stoop came across abundant thermal water while drilling on borehole III at a depth of 692 m . The intermittent source had an output of about 1600 l / min and a temperature of 21 degrees Celsius. Since no crude oil was found even when the bore was deepened to 714 m, the shaft was closed on September 18, 1909. Subsequent chemical studies showed that it is the strongest iodine - sulfur - thermal spring negotiated Germany.

First bathhouse with derrick III, 1912

Only in the following year did the Wiesse doctor Erwin von Dessauer (1861–1938) recognize its importance after the balneological evaluation of the spring. At his suggestion, the first Wiesse spring baths were administered in two wooden bath tubs on July 22, 1910. As early as 1911, the number of baths administered rose to around 2000 per year. This was followed by the construction of the first bathhouse with 12 cabins by Adriaan Stoop in 1912 after he had given up the search for oil in Bad Wiessee. The spring was named after King Ludwig III in 1914 . and the petroleum company changed its name to Jod-Schwefelbad Wiessee GmbH under the direction of André Simon Driessen (1880–1956). This laid the foundation for the ascent to the spa . On June 30, 1922, Wiessee was awarded the title “Bad” and Adriaan Stoop was made an honorary citizen of Bad Wiessee. In 1930 there was another drilling to open up the Queen Wilhelmina source and in 1978 the drilling and development of the Adrianus source.

National Socialism
Hotel Lederer am See (formerly Kurheim Hanselbauer) in Bad Wiessee shortly before the planned demolition in 2017.

During the so-called Röhm Putsch in 1934, the SA leadership met in Bad Wiessee on a telephone order from Hitler. In the Pension Hanselbauer Ernst Röhm and his SA leaders were arrested by the SS in the presence of Hitler and some of them shot on the same day. Towards the end of the war, hospitals were set up for tens of thousands of wounded in Bad Wiessee and the entire Tegernsee valley because of the spa facilities and the tourist infrastructure. When the US troops approached , German soldiers of the Waffen-SS surrendered the village and the valley without a fight out of consideration for the injured and withdrew to the south and southwest.

The Reich Minister of War , Field Marshal Werner von Blomberg , who was forced to resign by Hitler because of a mesalliance in 1938 , lived during the war with his wife Erna (also known as Eva or Margarethe) Gruhn in a mountain house near Bad Wiessee, where he was arrested by the Americans in 1945.


On September 8, 2012, the community was the organizer of a music festival that took place on the former casino area and was part of the Bayern 3 village festival . The music groups Bayern-3-Band , the group Donikkl and the Weißwürschtl , the pop-rock band Stereolove , the band Dick Brave and The Backbeats and the musician Stefan Dettl performed at the all-day festival . The music festival met with national media interest and was attended by around 20,000 people. The concert stage including the technology, lighting and sound system was provided by the radio broadcaster Bayern 3 . The association Mia gengan steil eV was founded by the managing director of the community for the purpose of organizing and coordinating the approximately 400 volunteer helpers . 44 people were injured during the event and seven injured were admitted to the Agatharied district hospital.

Population development

Population development in Bad Wiessee, 1840–2018

On December 31, 2019, the place had a total of 5095 inhabitants, which corresponds to about five percent of the population of the district of Miesbach . In the middle of the 19th century, Bad Wiessee was only sparsely populated with around 300 inhabitants. This changed at the beginning of the 20th century when the place had about 600 inhabitants and after the discovery of the iodine-sulfur thermal spring in the 1920s it rapidly developed into a well-known health resort in Germany. By 1950 the population roughly quadrupled and jumped to around 4,300 inhabitants. This trend did not continue, however, with the exception of the baby boomers in the 1960s and the subsequent pill break , the population growth was moderate.

Between 1988 and 2018 the community grew from 4,266 to 5,022 by 756 inhabitants or 17.7%.


coat of arms

In the award of the coat of arms by the State Ministry of the Interior in 1951, the blazon reads :

coat of arms
"In blue over two silver wavy bars a golden bowl lifted up by two golden hands, in the base of the shield a golden three-mountain "

The municipal coat of arms symbolizes the mountains, represented in the lower part by the Dreiberg, the location on the Tegernsee, represented by the two silver wave beams and the healing spring , represented by the golden bowl carried by two golden hands, which was the symbol of the Bad Kurverwaltung Bad even before the coat of arms was awarded Wiessee was. The tinging includes the colors silver, blue and gold of the Tegernsee monastery and the colors of the elements of the Wittelsbach family coat of arms .

City council election 2020
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The council of Bad Wiessee consists of twelve councilors and four councilors, who were elected for six years in the local elections on March 16, 2014 , and the mayor with voting rights. The turnout in Bad Wiessee, at 51.2%, was below the Bavarian-wide turnout at 59.7%. The following table shows the distribution of seats in the municipal council since 2002:

choice CSU SPD FWG GREEN Bad Wiessee citizens list ranBW total voter turnout
2020 9 4th 3 3 1 - 20 seats 54.8%
2014 5 3 5 - - 3 16 seats 51.2%
2008 8th 3 5 - - - 16 seats 62.1%
2002 6th 4th 6th - - - 16 seats 60.9%
Percentages rounded, ranBW is the citizen list RAN Bad Wiessee


In the last local elections on March 16, 2014 , Peter Höß from the Free Voting Community / Wiesseer Block voter group was re-elected as the first mayor . He is supported and represented by the second mayor Robert Huber (SPD), who was elected by the local council. In the local elections, Höss received 57.2% of the vote. His opponent Rolf Neresheimer from the ranBW citizens' list , which was founded at short notice in January 2014 , unexpectedly received 42.8% of the vote. There was a serious error in the counting of the election results because the election management mistakenly assigned the votes of one constituency to the other candidate. As a result, the election result was falsified by around 4% to the detriment of the opposing candidate.

Community finances

Debt development 1978–2017

The new construction of the casino in the Winner district and the purchase of the iodine-sulfur bath area by the community are a burden on the community coffers, so that Bad Wiessee with 29.6 million euros in 2014 (31.6 million in 2013) is one of the highly indebted communities counts in Bavaria. This is offset by substantial real assets in the form of 184 community apartments and a reserve of 6.7 million euros in 2014. The municipality has reduced the debt burden in the past by selling land. With the reserves in 2014, the municipality was able to acquire a building that was necessary to accommodate asylum seekers. The future of the community should be based on the resurgence of the spa offers and the redesign of the spa district with a medical center and a hotel. The purchase of the iodine-sulfur bath area in 2011 by the municipality formed the basis for this.


Dourdan coat of arms

Bad Wiessee has a partnership with the municipality of Dourdan in the Essonne district in France . Dourdan has more than twice the population of Bad Wiessee and is about 45 km southwest of Paris. Dourdan was one of the first cities in France to realize the desire for reconciliation between Germany and France, which was formulated in the framework of the Élysée Treaty in 1963. The founding fathers of the partnership were the mayor of Wiesse at the time, Hans Völkner (1907–1964) and the vice-mayor Raymond Laubier, who met by chance in Alsace in 1962 and decided to establish a partnership. The partnership charter was signed on April 20, 1963. Annual meetings and reciprocal visits, a youth exchange organized by the Association Partnership Friends Dourdan and an exchange between community representatives underline the partnership. The centrally located Dourdanplatz in Bad Wiessee is named after the partner community.


The Bad Wiessee household is mainly financed from income from income tax , casino tax, trade tax and tourism. Tourism is largely based on hotels, guest houses and private quarters.


The largest employer in the area is Medical Park AG with around 600 employees. In Bad Wiessee, it operates the three orthopedic clinics St. Hubertus in the Abwinkl district, the specialist clinic on Kirschbaumhügel and the private clinic on Kirschbaumhügel . The clinics are run by Thomas Wessinghage , a former German track and field athlete, and together have around 540 beds. Another local clinic is the Jägerwinkel private clinic on Tegernsee for internal medicine and orthopedics with around 100 beds.

Another major employer is Autohaus Kathan GmbH with around 100 employees and four branches in the Miesbach district . A local company with high turnover is the Bad Wiessee casino with gross gaming revenue of EUR 20.7 million in 2013. The Bad Wiessee budget received a proportion of EUR 2.7 million from the casino levy in 2013. In 2012, the casino tax was around 2.2 million euros.

Several large hotels have closed or are for sale since the 1990s.

In 2015, the Swiss Sports Medicine Excellence Group acquired around 18,000 m² from the iodine bath area, including the listed foyer, from the community. It is planning a mixed use of a facility for outpatient operations, a therapy and regeneration center and a hotel.


The monthly Bürgerbote Bad Wiessee is distributed to all households and can be accessed online. It is financed through advertising by companies and retailers based in the Tegernsee Valley. The community belongs to the circulation area of ​​the daily newspaper Tegernseer Zeitung , a local edition of the Münchner Merkurs .


Listed school building

The community has three kindergartens, the Catholic Kindergarten Maria Himmelfahrt , the Bad Wiessee crèche of the Evangelical Church and, since 2016, the forest kindergarten Die Waldkraxler . The community has a double primary and secondary school with lunchtime supervision. The Tegernseer Tal secondary school is located in the neighboring community of Gmund at educational institutions up to the 10th grade . The Abitur can be obtained at the Tegernsee Gymnasium or the Holzkirchen Gymnasium a little further away . The next state vocational school can be found in Miesbach. For adult education, courses can be attended at the Bad Wiessee adult education center.

Transport and infrastructure

Road traffic

Bad Wiessee is connected to the A8 (junction Holzkirchen / AS-No. 97) via the federal road 318 . This is one of the main traffic arteries of Bad Wiessee and leads directly through the town center. The municipality operates municipal traffic monitoring.


There is a connection to the neighboring communities of Gmund , Tegernsee , Rottach-Egern and Kreuth via two RVO ring lines and direct bus connections to Holzkirchen and Bad Tölz .

line designation course
9557 Upper Bavaria bus Tegernsee - Rottach-Egern - Weißach - Bad Wiessee - Gmund am Tegernsee - Waakirchen - Reichersbeuern - Bad Tölz
9559 Ring lines A & B Tegernsee - Rottach-Egern - Weißach - Bad Wiessee - Gmund am Tegernsee
9566 School bus Tegernsee - Rottach-Egern - Weißach - Bad Wiessee - Gmund am Tegernsee - Warngau - Holzkirchen

Rail transport

The closest train station is in Gmund on the shaftlach – Tegernsee line , which is served by the Bavarian Oberlandbahn (BOB) with a connection via Holzkirchen to Munich .


Two round trip routes operated by the Bayerische Seenschifffahrt link the two landing stages in Bad Wiessee with the other lakeside communities.

Hiking trails

Maximiliansweg between Bad Wiessee and Lenggries near the Neuhüttenalm

The Maximiliansweg, divided into 22 daily stages, crosses Bad Wiessee between the stage locations Lenggries and Tegernsee on the 13th stage day . The long-distance hiking trail leads from Lindau on Lake Constance along the German Alps to Berchtesgaden . Coming from Lenggries, it leads in the Bad Wiessee municipality via the Neuhüttenalm , the Aueralm and the Wachselmoosalm, over the Zwergelberg past the Sonnenbichl to Abwinkl to the ship landing stage of the same name. There, as a special feature of the hiking trail, the boat takes you to Tegernsee. The hiking trail mostly runs the same route as the European long-distance hiking trail E4 and was named after Maximilian II , King of Bavaria.


The water supply was originally organized privately. To this day, the Abwinkl district has its own water supply, which is organized as an association. In 1980 there was also a private water supply for the two farms “in der Au” and a joint, private supply for Alt-Wiessee. The municipal water supply came into being in 1928, when the growth of the municipality no longer permitted individual supply. For this purpose, a spring was taken in the Söllbachtal and two underground water tanks were created on the slope above the village. The work was done in-house, each household had to provide a share. Expansions followed in 1934 and 1950. With the expansion of tourism, water consumption rose steadily, so that in 1956 and 1960 additional sources with heavy pouring were opened up in two further steps. Since then, the municipal area has been largely supplied from the Söllbachtal.

The regional electricity supplier is the Tegernsee electricity company.

The wastewater disposal is taken over by the waste water disposal association at Tegernsee, which operates the circular sewer system and the joint sewage treatment plant in the Louisenthal district of Gmund .

Culture and sights

Architectural monuments

Troadkasten built around 1650

In the list of monuments in Bad Wiessee , all listed monuments are listed according to the list of monuments of the Bavarian State Office for the Preservation of Monuments. Bad Wiessee has 39 monuments, including farmhouses, Einfirsthöfe and chapels from the 17th and 18th centuries as well as newer buildings that were built in the troubled times between the two world wars. Two particularly old troad boxes ( granaries ) are still preserved today, one of which dates back to the 16th and 17th centuries. Century; the other is dated 1647/48 and can be found on the village square in Alt-Wiessee.


The town center around the centrally located Lindenplatz and Dourdanplatz is characterized by the town hall, the Hotel Gasthof zur Post and the old post office; all three buildings are listed.

Listed town hall built in 1930/31

When the iodine-sulfur spring was discovered in 1909 and Bad Wiessee rapidly developed into a modern spa and bathing resort after the First World War, the old town hall no longer met the needs. In 1930, a new two-storey town hall planned by architect Hermann Lang was built on the foundations of the old parish hall . The typical homeland style with a gable roof and down-to-earth basic shape was retained and a clock tower was built on the roof in accordance with the bell towers of the former farmhouses. The southern facade is determined by the bay window and the balcony. The two pointed arches and the gable fresco on the east side underline the importance of the building. The interior is determined by the rooms for the municipal administration and party traffic on the ground floor and the mayor's and secretarial rooms and the conference room on the first floor. The opening ceremony by Mayor Leonhard Sanktjohanser (1878–1952) took place on May 16, 1931.

Catholic parish church Maria Himmelfahrt

The Catholic parish church Maria Himmelfahrt was planned by the architect Rupert von Miller . On April 15, 1925, the foundation stone was laid on the Wasserpointhügel and on December 24 of the same year the four bells rang out from the church tower over the Tegernsee. The church was consecrated on October 10, 1926 by Cardinal Michael von Faulhaber . The church organ with two manuals, 29 registers and 2148 pipes was built in 1985 by the German organ building company Sandtner and replaced the original organ. On the north wall rises the approximately 60 meter high tower with a high, very pointed hood. In it hang the four bells that are tuned to the notes C, Eb, Gb and A flat. Together they weigh about 4450 kg and are consecrated to Saints Mary and Saints Joseph , John the Baptist and Leonhard .

Fallen memorial at Kirchbichl from 1955

At the foot of the Wasserpointhügel underneath the parish church is the monument erected in 1955 . This commemorates the fallen in the Oberland uprising of 1705 and the two world wars. Behind the granite stele on the floor there are stone tablets laid in a semicircle and standing memorial tablets with the names of the fallen.

Evangelical Lutheran Peace Church

The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Peace is located on the cherry tree hill and was designed by Bruno Biehler . The groundbreaking ceremony took place on May 26, 1935. The laying of the foundation stone with church consecration by senior church councilor Oscar Daumiller took place on June 30, 1935. The consecration of the four bells with a total weight of 3,173 kg and the tones B, F, D flat and A flat was carried out on June 12, 1936. The solemn inauguration service took place on June 20, 1937. The church has a total of about 400 seats. The church organ with 30 registers is located directly above the altar and was built in 1990 by Georg Jann .

St. Antonius Church

After the Second World War, further settlement areas emerged in the north of Bad Wiessee and the number of inhabitants grew. The reopening of the iodine-sulfur bath also increased the number of annual spa guests and tourists. In 1958, in the northern part of Bad Wiessee, the St. Anton parish was separated from the Maria Himmelfahrt parish and the construction of the second Catholic church St. Antonius on Dr.-Scheid-Strasse began. Their patron saint is Saint Anthony of Padua , who was born around 1195 and was a Franciscan mendicant monk. The church was built by the architects Richard Berchtold from Munich and Walter Ehm from Germering and consecrated on April 19, 1959 by Josef Cardinal Wendel .

The St. Antonius Church is a simple and functional building and was originally intended as a summer church for spa guests. A large colorful rose window emphasizes the side of the altar and shows Jesus Christ as a lamb, surrounded by the twelve gates of the heavenly Jerusalem. In the massive tower on the south-east side are the four steel bells, cast by the Penner company from Passau and on its top a gold-plated bronze angel blows the Last Judgment.

Green spaces and recreation

In the Abwinkl district is the community's public spa park , where the annual club and forest festivals take place. Another spa park is located on the cherry tree hill with two pavilions and a small pond with a stream.

Lake promenade Bad Wiessee

The two shipping piers, Abwinkl and town center, are located along the approximately 5 km long promenade . Right at the beginning of the promenade is the Aquadome, built in 2005, with a walk-in aquarium, which presents the native fish species of the Tegernsee in four show basins.

Halfway towards the center of the village, you come across the Louis Braille fragrance and touch garden , which was specially created for people with walking and visual impairments.

Louis Braille fragrance and touch garden with the town center mooring in the background

It includes more than 70 different plant species and a rock fountain surrounded by water plants. The information boards for the plants are written in Braille and black letters. A covered pavilion with the bust of Louis Braille commemorates the inventor of Braille. In the music pavilion on the lake shore , various spa concerts take place mainly in summer. A public WiFi hotspot installed here by the municipality since 2014 allows wireless access to the Internet. The listed foyer with concert and theater hall and the iodine-sulfur bath can be reached in the last third of the promenade. The end point is the Grieblinger lido and the marina with its boat docks.

Leisure and sports facilities

  • Bad Wiessee has a bathing park that can be used all year round with several indoor and outdoor pools, four whirlpools, a sunbathing area and a spacious sauna area. There is also an outdoor pool and several bathing areas on the lake.
  • An artificial ice rink in the Prinzenruh district enables ice hockey, curling and ice skating in winter.
  • The ski center on the Sonnenbichlhang with its ski lifts and slopes is located in the Buch district.
  • At the exit of Bad Wiessee in the district of Rohbogen there is an 18-hole golf course of the Tegernsee Golf Club.
  • A commercially operated indoor play arena with over 2000 m² is aimed at both children and adults.

Regular events

  • Club and forest festivals during the summer months in the Abwinkl spa park
  • Lake festival with fireworks in August on the lake promenade
  • Tegernsee valley Montgolfiade in the winter months
  • Spa concerts in the iodine-sulfur bath, in the pavilion on the lake promenade and in the Gasthof zur Post
  • Christmas market "Seeweihnacht" on the lake promenade and "Abwinkler Advent" in the spa gardens of Abwinkl
  • Tegernsee Studiobühne - cabaret in the Gasthof zur Post
  • Tegernseer Volkstheater - Theater in the Gasthof zur Post
  • Christmas theater in the Freihaus Brenner


Honorary citizen

  • Egid Pauli († November 1, 1930), was a stone breaker and mayor from 1900 to 1919
  • Adriaan Stoop (1856–1935), Dutch mining engineer and discoverer of the iodine-sulfur thermal spring, awarded in 1922
  • André Simon Driessen (1880–1956), first director of Jod-Schwefelbad Wiessee GmbH, awarded April 17, 1950
  • Leonhard Sanktjohanser (1878–1952) was a master baker and mayor from 1919 to 1933 and 1945–1948
  • Johannes Gansler (1895–1969), first Catholic pastor from 1924 to 1969
  • Hans Völkner (1907–1964), hotelier and mayor from 1948 to 1964
  • Martin Schlatter (1910–1987), was a restaurateur and second mayor from 1966 to 1984
  • Helmut Ludwig (1911–1979), third mayor from 1952 to 1966
  • Paul Krones (1916–1994), Mayor from 1965 to 1984
  • Otto Beisheim (1924–2013), founder of the Metro Group, awarded at the beginning of November 2005
  • Hans Hamberger (1934–2013), Catholic pastor in Bad Wiessee from 1969 to 2005, bestowed in October 2005.

Sons and daughters of the church

Personalities who worked on site or who lived here

Web links

Commons : Bad Wiessee  - Collection of images, videos and audio files
Wikivoyage: Bad Wiessee  - travel guide


  • Hermine Kaiser: Chronicle of Bad Wiessee: after Dr. Lorenz Radlmaier from the beginning until 1954 . tape 1 . Bad Wiessee 2014, p. 400 (no ISBN, self-published).
  • Hermine Kaiser: First Tegernsee reading book . Culture - history - Bavarian. 2nd Edition. Bad Wiessee 2004, p. 295 (no ISBN, self-published).
  • Peter A. Cramer: The western Tegernsee valley: memories . Bad Wiessee 1999, ISBN 3-00-005225-9 , p. 93 (self-published).
  • Peter A. Cramer: History of the Tegernsee Valley: A foray . 3. Edition. Bad Wiessee 1991, p. 245 (no ISBN, self-published).

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