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Lake Eibsee


A crystal-clear natural wonder right at the foot of Zugspitze mountain

The crystal-clear, deep blue and sparkling waters of the Eibsee, a jewel in the Werdenfels region, is delightfully embedded in the rocky landscape at an altitude of 1,000 metres. 2.40 km long, 850 m wide and up to 32.5 m deep (depending on the water level), it has eight islets dotted around its northern side.

Eibsee was created by a gigantic rock fall. With its clear, turquoise waters, it is quite rightly considered one of the most beautiful and purest lakes in the Bavarian Alps.

Eibsee is located around 13 km southwest of the centre of Garmisch-Patenkirchen, below the Zugspitze in the Wetterstein Mountains. It belongs to the municipality of Grainau and is privately owned by the Eibsee Hotel.

By water, on land, in the air or as a swimmer – you have plenty of opportunities to enjoy the summer at Eibsee. An “Eibsee day” is a highlight of any stay in the Zugspitze region.

By car

We are only one hour away from Munich via the A95 motorway and only 10min from Garmisch-Partenkirchen via Grainau.

  • Zugspitze 100 m
  • Grainau 3 km 
  • Garmisch-Partenkirchen 11 km 
  • Füssen (Neuschwanstein Castle) 62 km 
  • Innsbruck (Austria) 63 km 
  • Munich 95 km

By public transport

  • by EIBSEE bus (commutes between Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Grainau and Eibsee) - the bus stop is 100 meters from the lake.
  • by cogwheel train of the Bavarian Zugspitzbahn BZB (commutes between Garmisch-Partenkirchen - Grainau - Eibsee - Zugspitze) - Zugspitz railway station is located 300 m from the lake.

Parking

At Eibsee there are available public parking spaces from 5:00 to 22:00 for a fee.

The automat also takes banknotes at 5; 10 and 20 euros and changes. No card payment!

For camping vehicles of all kinds there is no parking. Height limit of 2,1 meters.

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Walk arround the lake Eibsee


Walking at the Eibsee is family friendly and suitable for strollers. A little tip: do not forget your bathing suit in the summer, the mountain lake offers a pleasant cooling on hot days.

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Eibsee lake in Grainau with couple, © Tourist Information Grainau –W.Ehn
Eibsee lake in Grainau with couple
eibsee in autumn, © Tourist Information Grainau –W.Ehn
eibsee in autumn
Lake Eibsee, © Tourist-Information Fotograf Ehn
Couple at the eibsee in autumn, © Tourist Information Grainau –W.Ehn
Couple at the eibsee in autumn
Couple at the eibsee in autumn with mountain, © Tourist Information Grainau –W.Ehn
Couple at the eibsee in autumn with mountain
Lake Eibsee Kids in water, © Tourist-Information Fotograf Ehn
Eibsee kid in water, © Tourist-Information Fotograf Marc Gilsdorf
Eibsee couple on the bridge, © ZABT
Eibsee couple Zugspitze, © Tourist-Information Fotograf Marc Gilsdorf
Lake Eibsee with mountain view, © Tourist-Infomation - Fotograf Ehn
Lake Eibsee with mountain view
Eibsee with family, © Tourist-Information Fotograf Ehn
Eibsee with family
Eibsee Round walk with family, © Zugspitzland
Eibsee Round walk with family
Eibsee Zugspitz Village Grainau, © Huber Images
Eibsee Zugspitz Village Grainau
Eibsee lake in Grainau with couple, © Tourist Information Grainau –W.Ehn
eibsee in autumn, © Tourist Information Grainau –W.Ehn
Lake Eibsee, © Tourist-Information Fotograf Ehn
Couple at the eibsee in autumn, © Tourist Information Grainau –W.Ehn
Couple at the eibsee in autumn with mountain, © Tourist Information Grainau –W.Ehn
Lake Eibsee Kids in water, © Tourist-Information Fotograf Ehn
Eibsee kid in water, © Tourist-Information Fotograf Marc Gilsdorf
Eibsee couple on the bridge, © ZABT
Eibsee couple Zugspitze, © Tourist-Information Fotograf Marc Gilsdorf
Lake Eibsee with mountain view, © Tourist-Infomation - Fotograf Ehn
Eibsee with family, © Tourist-Information Fotograf Ehn
Eibsee Round walk with family, © Zugspitzland
Eibsee Zugspitz Village Grainau, © Huber Images

Stop by the lake


After a hike around the Eibsee or a hot summer's day in the cool water, your stomach growls. In the beer garden directly at the lake or lake restaurant, tarte flambée, grilled specialties or Bavarian cuisine await you.

Eibsee-Alm

Eibsee-Alm

Rustic mountain inn with sun terrace, playroom and adventure playground. Serves Bavarian delicacies.

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On land, on the water or in the mountains


At the lake you have many possibilities to enjoy the day

Did you know...

Due to its unique position at the foot of the Zugspitze and its clear, emerald-green shimmering water, the lake Eibsee is known as one of the most beautiful lakes in the Bavarian Alps. It arose, when the Isar-Loisach-Glacier backed down. A sink, filled with water, was left. A huge landslide more than 3700 years ago shaped the present lake with its 29 submarine basins and 8 islands. A unique mountain lake, since it is very unusual that islands and shallows are geogogically much younger than the lake's basin. The Eibsee takes its name from the yews that used to grow around the lake.