Sun splash

What Bavaria lacks in shoreline, it makes up for in rivers and lakes. When summer temperatures climb to 30 degrees the numerous beautiful beaches are a great way to cool down whilst you lie back and enjoy the breathtaking scenery and plan your next walk or cycle ride.

Don't miss the the emerald-green waters of the myriad lakes and rivers in Bavaria!


River Isar in Alpenwelt Karwendel region

Karwendel region and its Lake Soiernsee (1,600 metres above sea level) »

The upper reaches of the Isar in the Karwendel region of the Alps is home to some of the greatest diversity of flora and fauna of any riverscape in Europe. Another water based highlight is Lake Soiernsee which is one of the highest lakes in Germany.

River trips through the Wilden Rodach valley

Franconian Forest - on the trail of the rafters »

Some 25 wooden rafts offer liquid river trips. The trail starts at the source of the Wilden Rodach in Rauhenberg and follows some 24 kilometres to the Rodachtal from where walkers can enjoy the scenery along the length of the river Rodach that eventually flows into the river Main.

Wakeboarding and waterskiing Lake Steinberger

Upper Palatinate Forest - "Land of 1,000 lakes" »

The Upper Palatinate Forest is known as the "Land of 1,000 lakes". Actually, it is home to 4,700 lakes that were established back in the Middle Ages by monks. Today the region is a unique natural biotope providing a habitat to a wide variety of flora and fauna.

View on the Königssee

Königssee and Hintersee »

The emerald-green Königssee near Berchtesgaden is surrounded by steep walls of rock, with the 1800-metre east wall of the Watzmann towering above its west shore.

View on the Tegernsee

Tegernsee-Schliersee-Wendelsteingebiet »

You see its emerald-green colour in the lakes of Tegernsee and Schliersee, and it pours from the taps in the state capital of Munich: the water in the holiday region of Tegernsee-Schliersee-Wendelstein has a very special history.

View over Lake Starnberger See

Lakes Starnberger See and Ammersee »

Beer gardens, picturesque villages, houses with painted facades – Upper Bavaria’s towns and landscapes appear to come straight out of a fairy tale.

Panorama view over a lake Grüntensee

Lakes in the Allgäu - Lakes Alpsee, Schwansee and Lake Constance »

Allgäu's beautiful lake: Alpsee, Schwansee and Lake Constance. The lakes mirror the beauty of the surrounding landscape: calming peat lakes, deep mountain lakes and far-reaching vistas.

Lake Chiemsee

Chiemsee - the "Bavarian Sea" »

It is the largest lake in Bavaria with three splendid islands.

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Tinninger Lake - Rosenheimer Land © Sabine Weinhardt