Gaze at the mountains with the wind in your hair and shallow waters at your feet
Wohe Sometimes we wonder why spending time near water makes us feel so much more relaxed and content? The moment we make our way across a lawn barefoot and dive headfirst into an ice-cold lake, our worries seem to melt away…. While we might not brave Germany’s icy waters in winter, we do enjoy returning to their shorelines with the turn of every season. Bavaria’s glittering waters are characterised by the impressive mountainscapes that rise from their backdrops. Rain or shine, the four lakes we recommend in this article make for memorable days at the water’s edge in the Bavarian countryside.
To discover more of our favourite lakes and bathing spots in Bavaria, grab a copy of our Take Me to the Lakes – München Edition. In this design travel guide, we guide you to the most beautiful lakes north, south, east and west of Munich city-centre. We bring you some of Bavaria’s classics, such as Chiemsee, Ammersee or Tegernsee. We also guide you to some lesser-known ponds and secluded bathing spots. And because we want to inspire you to spend as much time as possible in nature, our Take Me to the Lakes – Weekender Edition München, features 50 of the region’s accommodations near bodies of water.
Please note that our München Edition and Weekender Edition München are currently only available in German.