Lake Riessersee was artificially created in a forest clearing during the Middle Ages. The water supply is mainly provided by a spring on the south-eastern shore at an altitude of about 785 m.
The lake Riessersee is also the eponym of the traditional winter sports and ice hockey club SC Riessersee, which used to play its games on the frozen lake.
There is a circular path around the lake. On the southeast side there is a small bathing establishment. In the past, many ice sports competitions were held on Lake Riessersee, such as the speed skating and ice hockey at the 1936 Olympic Games. The lake initially became famous for its legendary 1936 Olympic bobsleigh track, which was built in 1909 and is now a listed building. From 1910, numerous races were held here - on one of the most dangerous tracks in the world. The finish curve of the historic natural bob run is in the southwest of the lake. Only a few hundred metres from the lake, there is the "Bobshed" with numerous historical exhibits and original film material.
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