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Eibsee, Grainau
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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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  • After visiting the body, Spiegel in Zug, take the cable car down towards the Lake Eibsee. The weather is not good in normal walking leisurely around the Lake, but techs can be very calm. In the vicinity of the restaurant there is also less expensive, and can taste the smoked mullet cuisine.
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  • This place is so stunning, Amazing in both summer and winter. A must visit and be sure to walk it all and enjoy the many wonders around the lake. Planning on going back int he new year. 
  • Eibsee Lake is a beautiful alpine lake in the southern part of Bavaria, Germany. It is also located about 8 miles southwest of Garmisch-Partenkirchen beneath the Zugspitze Mountain. It is also about 1...  more »
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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.