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Eibsee

Seeweg 2, 82491 Grainau, Bavaria, Germany
+49 8821 98810
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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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“beautiful lake” (31 reviews)
“cable car” (27 reviews)
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LOCATION
Seeweg 2, 82491 Grainau, Bavaria, Germany
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+49 8821 98810
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"beautiful lake"
in 31 reviews
"cable car"
in 27 reviews
"crystal clear water"
in 6 reviews
"hour walk"
in 7 reviews
"boat rentals"
in 3 reviews
"walking path"
in 4 reviews
"entire lake"
in 6 reviews
"garmisch partenkirchen"
in 11 reviews
"highest peak"
in 3 reviews
"takes about hours"
in 3 reviews
"two hours"
in 5 reviews
"sunny day"
in 6 reviews
"nice walk"
in 3 reviews
"nice trail"
in 3 reviews
"beer garden"
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"paddle"
in 15 reviews
"shore"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It's close to the lift going up to Zugspitze, so you can't pass it by on your way. there are restaurants, swimming area and boat rental.

Thank BM_11
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Eibsee is a beautiful lake located near the cable car station and train station going to the Zugspitze. If visiting the mountains, make sure to set aside a few hours to explore the lake. It is possible to hike around the lake.

Thank sanmudge
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived early up on the lovely little train walked anti clockwise. I'm a person who doesnt necessarily like heights and can get anxious. This place was very relaxing and calm. Walked the full perimeter took loads of pics. Had a nice swim in the lake...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The turquoise water and mountain backdrop make this a most beautiful and photogenic lake. It's possible to walk all the way round the lake, but if you prefer you can just find a favourite spot and sit contemplating the scenery.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there last winter on a beautiful day with bright, blue sky. The place was peacefully quiet and the calm, turquoise waters was reflecting a mirror image of its surroundings and the majestic snowy mountain... It was simply perfect and breathtaking! The lake is just...More

Thank scapula51
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The views are amazing and the water is surprisingly warm so close to mountains. Parking is very close and the lake offers a lot of additional things to rent out (we didn't use any).

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me & my wife went for a walk around Eibsee, and stopped at several viewpoints with amazing scenary. There are several spots along the path where u can swim. We found a spot with beautiful turcoise water where we jumped in. The walk around Eibsee...More

2  Thank BinaryDennis
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This stunningly beautiful part of southern Germany is just a 15 minute drive from Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Stroll the path around the lake or rent a canoe and paddle on the lake, but be sure to keep your head on a swivel because every direction you look...More

2  Thank Dale6284
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely, peaceful lake with a number of small islands. Good path along shore/through woods for walking and cycling. Great backdrop with mountain ranges. Great colours of the water with differing light and shade. If you are near Garmisch, you should wander around here

Thank nigels502
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You must visit this lake. It is simply stunning. Clear turquoise waters and you can see shoals of fish swimming by. You can hike or bike around the lake. It takes just over an hour to walk around the full lake. There are organised boat...More

Thank WelshLorna
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Michelle G
13 August 2018|
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Response from Don S | Reviewed this property |
There were some public restrooms and such at the main place where you park. I would use them to change.
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hermione50
26 July 2018|
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Response from Carole F | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely! There were many dogs there.
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imp-ette
18 June 2018|
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Response from johnmM754OI | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately, not that I know of. I'm pretty sure the bus networks will get you there, but we have always had a car. I guess you could take the train to Garmisch, then the Zugspitzbahn to the Eibsee. I guess I would... More
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