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Nice but potentially half empty

The lake is at a nice location, you see Schloß Neuschwanstein in the background and there is an... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2018
Stefan G
Visit to Schwangau

We came obviously to visit the castles I'm the area, but figured a day by the lake for a picnic... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2018
Ravenna, Ohio
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Alice Springs in Central Australia has the Todd River running through its centre. Every year they hold the Todd River boat race. As the Todd River is generally bone dry, this requires rowers to use their legs rather than their arms for propulsion, with legs...More

Thank Monty458
Reviewed 25 July 2018

The lake is at a nice location, you see Schloß Neuschwanstein in the background and there is an ancient roman bridge inside of it. However you need to know that it has a reduced water level during certain months in the year as it is...More

1  Thank Stefan G
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

the lake has almost gone we are here right now 13th July and it's more of a puddle. the locals are saying it's never been this low before.

2  Thank doncasterstu
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

We are here right now. Still no lake. No lake. Dried up. Could have been nice. Also would have been nice to know or have some offer of a free meal or discount... nothing

3  Thank Jen P
Reviewed 24 June 2018

We stayed at a hotel near this lake and unfortunately, it has been drained unless the dam has been repaired. The area is pretty and you are able to walk on the lake bed with the river running through it (very shallow).

1  Thank lkis229
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Set in the foreground of some of the most beautiful mountains in the German Alps and directly near Castle Neuschwanstein this man-made lake can be amazing if the water level is high enough. Call ahead, please.

1  Thank Vance P
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

We went in June 2018 and there was no lake! It had dried up completely. Ask a local before deciding to visit.

2  Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

We came obviously to visit the castles I'm the area, but figured a day by the lake for a picnic would be nice. Imagine our surprise to find the lake gone. Dried up. Locals are worried too as this is the worst it's ever been....More

1  Thank dadto5
Reviewed 9 April 2018

Over 90% of the visitors wrote about the beauty of Forggensee during summer and they were correct. In March, one could enjoy the "other" side of Forggensee. The pictures speak for themselves. Romantic! A walk from the city centre to the lake and back, as...More

1  Thank hkgus
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

It’s a quite picturesque lake taken into account it’s proximity to famous castle. There are a lot of walking and cycle path around it. Not sure if other activities are available like kayaking etc.

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8 February 2017|
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Response from Catherine K | Reviewed this property |
Hi, there is water in the Forggensee all year round. Catherine
7 December 2015|
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Response from Norfolkseagull | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure on that one. Sorry.