You will find a large number of lakes in and around Garmisch-Partenkirchen. They all invite you for a quiet walk, a dip in the cool water or simply to enjoy the beautiful view of the water and mountains.
The Rießersee or Rießer See is located south of Garmisch at 785 m above sea level in the Wetterstein Mountains. It was artificially created in a forest clearing in the Middle Ages. A spring on the hillside on the south-east bank is the main source of water. A circular path leads around the lake. There is a small bathing establishment on the southeast side. The current water quality is good, all guide values are adhered to.
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Walchensee / Kochelsee
The lakes Walchensee and Kochelsee are located in the south of the bavarian capital Munich. At the borders and near surroundings of the Kochelsee and Walchensee are the towns Kochel am See, Schlehdorf, Wallgau, Grosweil, Jachenau and Benediktbeuern. We proudly present you sightseeing, rooms, hotels, vacation rentals, bed and breakfast, real estates and much more with a relation to vacations at the Kochelsee & Walchensee in Bavaria, Germany.
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Chiemsee is a freshwater lake in Bavaria, Germany, near Rosenheim. It is often called "the Bavarian Sea".
There are three main islands on the lake: Herreninsel ("gentlemen's island"), the largest, with an area of 238 hectares (590 acres); Frauenchiemsee, 15.5 ha (38 acres), also called Fraueninsel ("ladies' island"); and uninhabited Krautinsel ("cabbage island"), 3.5 ha (8.6 acres), called this name because in the Middle Ages it was cultivated with cabbages and other vegetables.
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Due to its unique position at the foot of the Zugspitze and its clear, emerald-green shimmering water, the lake Eibsee is known as one of the most beautiful lakes in the Bavarian Alps. It arose, when the Isar-Loisach-Glacier backed down. A sink, filled with water, was left. A huge landslide more than 3700 years ago shaped the present lake with its 29 submarine basins and 8 islands.
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Located in southern Bavaria 25 kilometres (16 mi) southwest of Munich, Lake Starnberg is a popular recreation area for the city and, since 1976, one of the wetlands of international importance protected by the Ramsar Convention. The small town of Berg is famous as the site where King Ludwig II of Bavaria was found dead in the lake in 1886. Because of its associations with the Wittelsbach royal family, the lake is also known as Fürstensee (Prince's Lake). It is also mentioned in T. S. Eliot's poem The Waste Land.
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Forggensee near castle Neuschwanstein
Forggensee is a lake located north of Füssen in the district of Ostallgäu in Bavaria, Germany.One of many lakes in the region around Hohenschwangau and Neuschwanstein castles, Forggensee is the fifth-largest lake in Bavaria, with a surface area of 15.2 km². The River Lech flows through it. Forggensee is known primarily as a tourist destination for aquatic sports and recreation.
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