Lake Chiemsee

The Bavarian Sea...

Like a delightful painting. Lake Chiemsee. The islands. The mountains. Picture-book Bavaria. Let yourself by carried away - on the steam ship, to the islands, over to Herrenchiemsee Palace.

Affectionately referred to as the "Bavarian Sea", Chiemsee is Bavaria's largest lake, covering an area of 80 square kilometres, with a circumference of approx. 64 km and a maximum depth of 73.4 m.

Lake Chiemsee was originally 250 m deep, but the Tiroler Achen river to the south has been shifting sand and clay from the mountains into the lake for thousands of years. If you were to stack the annual deposits of suspended matter on top of each other, they would amount to a 42 m high football pitch.  

But there's no need for you to hurry to visit the lake: it's expected to survive for another 7,000 to 8,000 years. Plenty of time for you to discover it at your leisure!