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Seeweg 2, 82491 Grainau, Bavaria, Germany
+49 8821 98810
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Beautiful alpine lake

This is a beautiful lake located at the base of the Germany's highest peak. This blue lake is ideal... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mumbai (Bombay), India
What a view.

This was well worth the trip. We spent half a day on top of the mountain. Had lunch ad enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Larry S
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In the water and on the water, on land, and in the mountains – at the Eibsee lake, you have diverse options for enjoying the summer. Absolutely unique: the crystal-clear Eibsee at the base of the Zugspitze, 1,000 m (3281 ft.) above sea level. Embedded in a magnificent Alpine panorama and beautiful in every season. A day at the Eibsee is the highlight of a vacation in the Zugspitze Region. The Eibsee lake is located around 13 km (8 mi.) southwest of the center of Garmisch-Partenkirchen beneath the Zugspitze mountain in the Wetterstein range in Bavaria. It part of Zugspitze Village Grainau and is privately owned by the family that owns the Eibsee Hotel. With its clear, emerald green water, it is truly one of the most beautiful lakes in the Bavarian Alps. 32.5 m (107 ft.) deep, greatest length 2450 m (8038 ft.), greatest width 850 m (2789 ft.), circumference 8.800 m (28,871 ft.), surface area 1,796 km² (693 mi2)
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Seeweg 2, 82491 Grainau, Bavaria, Germany
+49 8821 98810
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a beautiful lake located at the base of the Germany's highest peak. This blue lake is ideal spot for a full day picnic.You can also choose to go off the track into the woods if adventure is what you seek. You can easily...More

Thank YusufRatlamwala
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was well worth the trip. We spent half a day on top of the mountain. Had lunch ad enjoyed the view of the Alps. We love the cable car to the top and once there. We were surprised that they continued staying open while...More

Thank Larry S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This lake is a must see! As many reviewers have said, begin counterclockwise, there's only one drawback, you might never finish the tour, as there's many inviting coves along the lake with a direct view of the Zugspitze. Parking lots tend to be crowded(€3.50), try...More

Thank valfrusa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's definitely worth to visit and to make a round along the lake. It would take not more than two hours including all stops for photos)) but if you have no time start counter clockwise - you ll catch best views first.

1  Thank Magiani
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take your time, it is quite a walk. But on a nice hot day you can cool off at one the beaches at the lake. It is cold, but a nice way to cool off on a hot day. Might want to bring some water...More

1  Thank BRob14
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Gorgeous lake, even on a cloudy day. Water is sooo many shades of blue. About an 8km hike around the whole thing with a few hills. We pushed a jogging stroller and at moments it was tiring but well worth it for the various views...More

1  Thank Christy A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Family friendly, hiking, swimming, and Biergartens are all within reach. I took a tour of the lake in a paddle boat and enjoyed the view.

1  Thank Kareem W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took a boating ride for 1 hour(total 10€) for 4 people. It was excellent, the sea is beautiful and you can also walk around. You also have an option for some bevarian food beside the lake in a restaurant. Its a beautiful lake with...More

1  Thank meinthecity a
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Eibsee is another lake at the top of the world in the Southern Bavarian alps. The water was a technicolor blue green from the minerals it absorbs from the surrounding rocks which gave it a surreal look. It was also icy cold and refreshing. A...More

1  Thank chickandbeast
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Made a day of it while staying in Munich. Absolutely the clearest water I have ever seen. Stunning lake and mountain alps scenery. 7km hiking trail around the lake if you like. Water was 71deg f in early July and very refreshing to swim in....More

Thank David V
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19 July 2017|
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Response from April B | Reviewed this property |
There is no actual campground along the lake. The closest campground is shortly before Grainau, and from there it is an easy walk to Eibsee. I have known people who have just slept out in the open near the lake, and in one... More
8 April 2017|
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Response from April B | Reviewed this property |
Yes on train from Stuttgart. The Garmisch train station is smack in the middle of town. What hotel are you planning to stay at? The one at like Eibsee? If so, you would want to contact the hotel about their shuttle service... More
12 February 2017|
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Response from abertor | Reviewed this property |
Hi, well I stayed in Ehrwald actually, and it seems to have all you need. Can´t tell about public transports because I had a car, but I am positive you can find plenty of info on the web (google map itself). I remember... More