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Seeweg 2, 82491 Grainau, Bavaria, Germany
+49 8821 98810
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Make sure you set aside 2 to 3 hours to walk and enjoy the entire lake. It's got some spectacular... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Singapore, Singapore
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great place to go'

it is a great place to relax; walking around the lake is very relaxing; so is swimming; or boating... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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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  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Seeweg 2, 82491 Grainau, Bavaria, Germany
+49 8821 98810
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Make sure you set aside 2 to 3 hours to walk and enjoy the entire lake. It's got some spectacular view. The water is clear. I would have loved to take a bot but it was too cold.

Thank sockase1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

it is a great place to relax; walking around the lake is very relaxing; so is swimming; or boating with small boats you may rent; a parking lot is nearby; so is a restaurant, but we did not tried it;

1  Thank Returninghome
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ok lake but super busy with a small area of shops and a cafe. You can hire boats/pedalos etc which is fun but there are other better local lakes to visit.

Thank Angela A
Reviewed 14 August 2017

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

3  Thank YusufRatlamwala
Reviewed 12 August 2017 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 1 August 2017

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

1  Thank valfrusa
Reviewed 28 July 2017

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 28 July 2017

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 24 July 2017 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 20 July 2017 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
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18 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
7 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