Yes, we have to confess something – we love lakes! In all shapes and colours 🙂 Where are the best lakes in Germany? In Bavaria of course! And the Bavarian Eibsee Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes we have ever seen. If you are visiting Garmisch-Partenkirchen, a day trip to Eibsee Lake is a must! In fact, it’s a perfect day trip in Bavarian Alps when you do it together with visiting Zugspitze 🙂
As you can imagine, Eibsee Lake in Germany was also on our bucket list – we were very glad to tick that point on our list.
Eibsee Lake in Bavaria – where is it located?
The lake is located just under 100 km from Munich, which makes it a perfect day trip from the capital of Bavaria.
If you only have one day, take the train from Munich to Ga-Pa and then a bus to Eibsee station. You should be able to get there in about 2 hours.
Alternatively, rent a cheap car in Munich and drive yourself to Eibsee.
There are plenty of parking spaces – so no need to worry about that! 😉
Eibsee Lake in Bavaria, Germany – a view from Zugspitze:
Before going for a hike around the amazing Eibsee Lake, make sure to visit Zugspitze.
Why? – would you ask?
Well, the views from above are just stunning – you can see the wonderful lake from a completely different perspective.
It’s just breath-taking! – OK, as long the weather is nice 😉
Hiking around Eibsee lake:
After your trip to Zugspitze – still have goosebumps? I know, it was a great experience, right? 🙂
It’s time to hike around the lake! Don’t worry – if you don’t have a few hours to complete the whole loop, just hike 30 minutes and you will still be able to take many amazing pictures.
The first 10 minutes of the hike will take you through the forest – a great opportunity for you to use your camera 🙂
When we started our hike around the lake, the weather was very poor – and the visibility close to zero:
But there is something magical about fog! The views are always marvellous so you can take many awesome photos. Is this not one of the most romantic places in Europe?
Luckily, after 20 minutes, the clouds and fog were gone – so we could enjoy the fabulous views of the Eibsee lake. One of the best landscapes in Europe we have seen so far!
Is Eibsee Lake in Bavaria worth visiting?
Short answer: WITHOUT A DOUBT! 🙂
An absolutely unique experience: the crystal-clear Eibsee at the base of the Zugspitze is worth paying a visit!
Where to stay around Eibsee Lake in Bayern?
There is no shortage of amazing places to stay during your holiday Bavaria. Please see below some of the TOP hotels we have selected for you:
“This 4-star hotel in Grainau is next to the Eibsee lake, directly at the foot of the Zugspitze mountain. It offers free Wi-Fi, a modern spa, and 3 free tennis courts. The Eibsee Hotel is a good base for activities including golf, hiking, and swimming.”
“Located at the foot of the Bavarian Alps, Romantik Alpenhotel Waxenstein offers panoramic views, a gourmet restaurant and a spa area with an indoor pool. This 4-star hotel features free WiFi and on-site parking.”
Need more inspiration? Browse the map to find a hotel near Eibsee lake:
So, what stops you from visiting the Eibsee Lake?! 🙂
Eibsee, a lake in Bavaria Germany, is a must-see when visiting the Bayern region in Southern Germany. In fact, this is one of the best places for hiking in Europe! Make sure you add it to your list while spending a holiday in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
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