With the first snow fall the country takes on a magical appearance under a blanket of white. People are drawn to nature to take winter walks, build a snowman or go sledding. Another way to enjoy the magic of winter is a romantic carriage ride in and around Munich. Below we have put together a selection of various options for this very special winter trip.

Sleigh rides in the centre of Munich

In Munich city centre there is only one carriage company, which has the privilege of traversing theEnglish Garden and the pedestrian zone. The Hans Holzmann carriage company has been around in Munich-Schwabing since 1945. Whether on a leisurely ride through the English garden or a city tour ofMunich, Hans Holzmann is available with his five coaches from 12 o’clock every day at his position by the Chinese Tower. As in days gone by, you can enjoy the special atmosphere of the snowy capital with a sleigh ride.

From the Platzl Hotel you can reach the English Garden with the number 18 tram going as far as the Tivolistraße stop and a further 3 minutes on foot or with the U3 or U6 trains to the  Giselastraße stop followed by 10 minutes on foot.

Day trip in a sleigh at the Tegernsee

A carriage ride in the snow is also worthwhile away from the centre of Munich. Sleigh rides are offered around Munich to explore the snowy landscape. In Rottach-Egern you can enjoy, the beautiful scenery of the Tegernsee valley to the fullest sitting cosily and comfortably in a traditional horse-drawn sleigh.

The Tegernsee is within easy reach of the Platzl Hotel Munich by car in about 55 minutes. Take the A8 in the direction of Salzburgto Rottach-Egern. To avoid parking problems and congestion, the BOB runs from the Central Station to the Tegernsee with a journey time of approximately one hour.

Carriage ride in the snow at Lake Starnberg

Also at Lake Starnberg the local coach companies invite you on a nostalgic sleigh ride in the snow. Discover the snowy landscape of the lake in a beautifully restored coach.

The Starnberger See is easily accessible from the Platzl Hotel. You can travel either by car in about 30 minutes on the A7 towards Garmisch, exit Starnberg or take the S6 train from the Marienplatz in Munich, which runs daily every 20 minutes and takes 50 minutes to reach Tutzing.

Horse drawn sleigh rides at the Schliersee

Sleigh rides at the Schliersee are another tip for a winter trip in the Munich region. You can either travel in a comfortable promenade carriage with a group of up to 11 people or on a large transport sleigh for an active winter trip through the countryside. The transport sleigh makes it possible to attach toboggans and guarantees a varied day out in the snow for all ages.

You reach the Schliersee from the Platzl Hotel Munich by car via the A8 in the direction of Salzburg in approximately 50 minutes or with the BOB from the main station to the Schliersee with a journey time of 50 minutes.

Winter trip by horse-drawn carriage at Ammersee

Even at the Ammersee horse-drawn carriage rides are offered through the winter landscape. In a rustic sleigh you can discover the snow-covered nature of the Ammersee region. Enjoy an unforgettable experience when you breathe the cold air and savour the silence whilst wrapped in warm blankets.

From the Platzl Hotel Munich, you can reach the Ammersee by car in about 40 minutes via the A96 in the direction of Lindau to Herrsching. Alternatively, you can take the S-Bahn from Marienplatz as far as the Herrsching stop. It runs daily every 20 minutes with a journey time of approximately 50 minutes.