Lake Ammersee – One Of The Largest Lakes In Bavaria

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Lake Ammersee, Germany

Lake Ammersee – One Of The Largest Lakes In Bavaria

A Holiday At Lake Ammersee

A holiday at Lake Ammersee is very popular. It is one of the largest lakes in Bavaria and has much to offer visitors. There is an abundance of nature, many water sports and also some Bavarian culture with speciality dishes in the restaurants.

With an elevation of 533 metres above sea level and a maximum depth of 81 metres, this huge lake is a result of ice melting from glaciers. It is fed by the River Ammer from which it takes its name.

Summertime At Lake Ammersee

Ever since 1879 there have been passenger ferries on Lake Ammersee and these still operate today providing a great service for locals and visitors alike. You can take a trip of an old paddle steamer or a modern motor boat and see the lake from another perspective.

Summertime brings a lot of visitors to Lake Ammersee and if you decide to come here you can enjoy water sports like sailing and wind surfing or you can just take a leisurely swim. Around the lake there are plenty of cycle paths and trails for hiking or jogging. Routes cover many kilometres around this huge lake and you can take in the wonderful natural landscapes and wildlife that is here.

Lidos And Beer Gardens Around Lake Ammersee

The quality of the water in Lake Ammersee is very good and it has an abundance of fish. Certain areas of the lake are reserved for swimming and these lidos are monitored and safe. If you have taken a swim or been for a long bike ride then the beer gardens that are dotted around the lake will be very welcome.

In the winter there is the opportunity to take part in cross country skiing, skating and races in snow shoes.

Lake Ammersee is a beautiful part of Bavaria that is close to several other lakes. It provides endless entertainment in a lovely setting.

Places To Stay Near To Lake Ammersee

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Hotel zur Post garni

A family run small hotel which offer bed and breakfast, the Hotel zur Post garni has some traditional and modern elements which make it the perfect place to stay. It is situated in an historical building and lies 3.56 kilometres from Lake Ammersee. Dedicated to making everyone happy, the family always welcome children and there are plenty of toys and games for them to enjoy.

Just a ten minute walk from this lovely hotel is the Andechs Monastery and there are lots of cycle and walking paths close by. Every room has a unique decor and you get free Wi-Fi, a mouth watering breakfast buffet and free parking for your car.

Hotel Seehof

The three star Hotel Seehof has stunning views over the Lake Ammersee. Rooms are spacious and decorated in a tasteful style with free Wi-F and a tasty breakfast buffet which is included in the price of the room.

The perfect place for a quiet break, you can walk for miles and there are cycle paths around the lake which allow you to fully explore this superb location. Outside the hotel there is a pier and from there you can take a boat ride all around the lake. A stay here will place you only a few metres from this beautiful lake.

Romantik Villa

The Romantik Villa at Andechs is just 3.74 kilometres from Lake Ammersee. It has suites that are very well equipped and an on site beauty parlour. Free Wi-Fi is evident throughout the hotel including the rooms.

Each room offers you cable TV, tea/coffee making facilities and a private bathroom. Breakfast is served buffet style. This four star hotel has a lot to offer guests and is only a 40 minute drive from the city of Munich.

How To Get To Lake Ammersee

By Air

You can fly to Munich Airport which is just a 40 minute drive from Lake Ammersee. There are also plenty of other ways to travel to the lake using the railway and taxi services. The airport is 80 kilometres from the lake.

By Train

From Munich airport train station, there is a train that runs every 20 minutes to Herrsching station. It is a journey of around one hour and 30 minutes and the rest of the journey is by taxi. Change to the taxi and it is 18.8 kilometres to the lake, a journey time of approximately 20 minutes.

By Road

Leave Munich airport and use the motorways A92 and A96 to reach the lake. Leave the A96 at exit 29 to Greifenberg. Follow St2055 and then Uttinger Str., Schondorfer Str., Dießener Str and St 2055 to reach your destination at Lake Ammersee.

Things To Do Close To Lake Ammersee

Exploring The Region Around The Lake

Try a horseback ride to see more of the area around the lake. Or, if you prefer someone else to do the work take a relaxing ride in a carriage. In the winter months there are also sled rides and husky races to see. Guides are on hand to provide tours for hiking and you can take one of the snowshoes trails if you are feeling energetic.

Amusements Near To The Lake

The miniature golf course is a great way to spend a few hours and there is one which gives you some stunning views of Lake Ammersee. Challenge your family members to a game with 18 different holes that all have pitfalls with which to contend.

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