The tower is located on top of a solitaire hill that rises approx. 300 m above the almost flat to rolling landscape, 30 km north of the Alps and approx. 60 km southwest of Munich. Main land uses are forests and meadows.
Next settlements: Hohenpeissenberg (4000 inhabitants, 1 km distance at the foot of the hill, south and west). West of the station: Peiting (10000 inhabitants, 7km), Schongau (12000 inhabitants, 10km). East of the station: Peissenberg (10000 inhabitants, 3km), Weilheim (20000 inhabitants, 10km). North of the Station: Landsberg am Lech (30000 inh., 30km), Augsburg (270000 inh., 60km). Northeast: Munich (1.5 million inh., 60km). South of the station: Garmisch-Partenkirchen (26000 inh., 35km), Innsbruck (127000 inh., 65km).