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Eibsee, Grainau

(4.7/5 based on 400+ reviews on the web)
At the base of Zugspitze, Germany's highest mountain, you'll find Eibsee. A peaceful lake, it is enjoyable year-round. In warm weather, take a dip in the water or rent a paddleboat. If you plan to swim, bring water shoes to protect your feet from the rocky beaches. You also can take a stroll on the lakeside path, or hike farther up the mountain for views of the lake below. In winter, ride the gondola up the mountain to view the magical frozen landscape. In the colder season, remember to bring any snacks or drinks with you, as the food stands and restaurants are open usually only in the warmer months. Make Eibsee part of your personalized Grainau itinerary using our Grainau family vacation planner.
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  • This lake is one of the most beautiful blue crystal clear waters I've ever seen. We walked around the entire Lake on a rainy day with our umbrellas and we had such a fun time. The trail is kept nicely...  more »
  • We love visiting lake Eibsee, especially in summer. Definitely rent a pedal-boat and venture out into the lake in summer. The ducks love eating crackers if you bring a snack along. The water is pretty...  more »
  • The largest lake in the area where one already fast a spacious 2 hours need to get around to this. We were here in the winter and it was pleasant to stay there in peace. In the summer there is the possibility to rent a boat or even a cruise.
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  • Clear and calm lake. You can rent a pedal or rowing boat to sail around. There is also a boat making trips around the lake. Nice restaurants reside on the banks. There is a very beautiful walking path around the lake, but it's pretty long. You can take a cable car up the mountain to Zugspitze, the highest mountain in Germany. Keep in mind that this cable car ride will cost you.
  • Definitely worth a visit if the sun is shining. water is warm enough to swim a bit and crystal clear. The view is breathtaking. be sure to check the Eibsee out!
  • Beautiful mountain lake. The walk around the lake is most definitely worth it as one will be treated with very nice views. Be sure to wear sturdy walking shoes as the trail is not flat.
  • Beautiful place, walking area, singltracks for mountain bike. Great outdoor location with a view to the mountains.
  • Amazing view, the lake and the mountains in the background. Well prepared walking track around the lake with good restaurant at the entry.