Bad Wiessee is a spa town on Lake Tegernsee, Bavaria, Germany. The word "Bad" means "spa" or "baths", while "Wiessee" derives from "Westsee", meaning "western part of the lake".
Bad Wiessee is known for its healing sulfur-fountain, discovered by the Dutch oil explorer Adriaan Stoop. People spend their holidays in Bad Wiessee because of its quiet atmosphere and its location at the north side of the Alps.
Tourism is the main income source for the population of Bad Wiessee. Although spa tourism has declined in the last decade, Bad Wiessee is still very popular with wealthy people, many of them buying a second home or condo to spend their holidays or retirement there. The hotels, shops and restaurants are nowadays catering for the high-price-category traveler but traditional B&B and reasonable priced accommodation is still available all year round.