Eibsee

Eibsee, Grainau: Hours, Address, Eibsee Reviews: 4.5/5

Bodies of Water • Points of Interest & Landmarks
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About
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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ChrisR0208
München, Deutschland120 contributions
Nice hike
Oct 2021
I was just here for a hike around the lake. It's quite easy in the afternoon. We had fantastic weather. It's always much better. The colors of the lake were amazing in the sun.
Written 7 October 2021
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The Travel Squad
Bucharest, Romania160 contributions
Beautiful walk around the lake
Sep 2021
It's approximately 9 km to walk around the lake but it is worth it! Very beautiful and crystal clear waters.
Written 12 September 2021
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Justin O
Germany97 contributions
Beautiful Mountain Lake
Aug 2021
Eibsee is a beautiful mountain lake with a well-maintained trail that goes around it. The parking is somewhat limited and steep at 7€, so you will want to spend a couple of hours to make it worthwhile. On our walk around the lake, we saw several slugs that my son found pretty cool. Well worth the visit if you are in the area.
Written 13 August 2021
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axodry
Darmstadt, Germany61 contributions
Eibsee - but don‘t go to the Eibsee view!
Jun 2021 • Friends
The Eibsee is one of the most beautiful lakes in Bavaria, if not even in Germany! The lake has a lot of great colours and in some places a beach that could also be in the Caribbean. There is a good path around the lake from which you have great views, but don't be tempted to go to the „Eibsee view“. The steep ascent takes a good hour and is a little strenuous for the inexperienced. Unfortunately the view of the lake there is quite disappointing ...
Written 5 July 2021
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Bill C
33 contributions
Wonderful hidden gem
Jun 2021 • Friends
Great local with amazingly clear water. Nice place to swim and enjoy nature. Paddle boarding is also available. Beautiful scenery all around.
Written 24 June 2021
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Lena H.
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The most beautiful lake in Germany!
Apr 2021
Last month my friends and I went on a trip to the stunning lake Eibsee. Which is located at the base of the Zugspitze, near the village Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Bavaria.
The landscape reminded me of the beautiful nature in Canada.
It is a great place for a wonderful day trip, with your friends or family.
You can rent a boat, kayak, hike or have a romantic picnic at the lake.
The path around it is well developed and accessible. On the trail, there is a bridge where you can take amazing pictures of the breathaking view and the crystal clear water (to make all your friends jealous at home).
My tip is to take snacks with you and to stay hydrated, especially now during the summer.
The admission for the Eibsee is free, you only have to pay for parking.
In my opinion it is for sure worth a visit.
Written 12 May 2021
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Sam
Nuremberg, Germany11,136 contributions
Eibsee
Apr 2021 • Friends
Beautiful lake with a great view of Zugspitze. We did a short hike to this point and were able to relax and enjoy everything. Would love to come back around summer time.
Written 20 April 2021
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radioman
San Francisco16 contributions
1 hour line to pay for parking
Nov 2020 • Friends
Good day trip, but parking costs €6. There are only two machines that don’t take cards, no ability to pay with mobile. The line to pay took one full hour.

Written 14 November 2020
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Cristian P
Munich, Germany41 contributions
Most amazing lake ever
Oct 2020 • Couples
Most amazing lake ever. Very clar waters, amazing colours, view.
During summer can swimm, trail by foot anytime amazing.
Especially North side trial.
Written 23 October 2020
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CookieHH
Kingston upon Thames, UK23 contributions
Lovely cool swim
Sep 2020
A lovely swim in crystal clear mountain lake. Good walk around the perimeter if you fancy a few km exercise.
Written 16 September 2020
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