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Seeweg 2, 82491 Grainau, Bavaria, Germany
+49 8821 98810
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The water is amazing

Gorgeous lake, even on a cloudy day. Water is sooo many shades of blue. About an 8km hike around... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Christy A
via mobile
Spectacular scenery!

Family friendly, hiking, swimming, and Biergartens are all within reach. I took a tour of the lake... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kareem W
via mobile
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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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  • Average3%
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Seeweg 2, 82491 Grainau, Bavaria, Germany
+49 8821 98810
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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

Thank Christy A
Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank Kareem W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a boating ride for 1 hour(total 10€) for 4 people. It was excellent, the sea is beautiful and you can also walk around. You also have an option for some bevarian food beside the lake in a restaurant. Its a beautiful lake with...More

Thank meinthecity a
Reviewed 1 week ago

Eibsee is another lake at the top of the world in the Southern Bavarian alps. The water was a technicolor blue green from the minerals it absorbs from the surrounding rocks which gave it a surreal look. It was also icy cold and refreshing. A...More

Thank chickandbeast
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Made a day of it while staying in Munich. Absolutely the clearest water I have ever seen. Stunning lake and mountain alps scenery. 7km hiking trail around the lake if you like. Water was 71deg f in early July and very refreshing to swim in....More

Thank David V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We weren't lucky with the weather, as it started raining at that moment when we arrived. But the colors of the lake are amazing! You can see clearly into the bottom and you can enjoy the mountains while the lake! Also, some of the friendliest...More

Thank loitkristi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We originally intended on catching a cable car to the top of the mountains, but after seeing the Lake and how beautiful it was, decided to spend our time there. The water is a beautiful colour, warm and you can hire a paddle boat that...More

Thank Dcsimo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On our way from the Dolomitis to Munich , we stopped at this plsce for a break . We found out a very nice lake , nice view and atmosphere. If we had more time , we could spend a whole day there. Enjoyable place...More

Thank Ghada B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My sister and I visited this lake after it was suggested by our hotel. We were stunned by its breath taking beauty. We took paddle boats out for 2 hours which was great. Lots of hiking and biking trails. Nice beaches all around he lake....More

Thank Elizabeth P
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this lake the same day I did Zugspitze and Garmisch Classes. Used the Eibsee Hotel address to get here. Parked right by the hotel and paid 3.5€ for all day parking. Went on a warm and very sunny day. People were sun bathing, swimming,...More

Thank H M
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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
11 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