Community of Uffing a. Staffelsee
Uffing am Staffelsee is located in the Upper Bavarian district of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, 70 km south of the state capital Munich at an altitude of 666 m above sea level.
Uffing is mentioned as early as 739 as a foundation property of the Benediktbeuern monastery. Parts of the village were also owned by Staffelsee Monastery in the early Middle Ages. On the occasion of the 1250th anniversary in 1989, a chronicle about the origin and general history of the village of Uffing am Staffelsee was written and published by Jakob Scheck. Uffing is located in the "Pfaffenwinkel", so called because of the numerous churches and monasteries.
The community of about 3,000 inhabitants is connected to the DB regional network (a train runs hourly between Munich and Garmisch-Partenkirchen) and is a good starting point for mountain hikes or excursions with one of the numerous mountain railroads. Hiking enthusiasts and cyclists will feel at home here. Lonely, almost traffic-free paths offer countless opportunities for hiking and biking.
One of the highlights in summer is the lake festival with brilliant fireworks, which traditionally takes place in July in the beautiful beer garden of the restaurant "Alpenblick".