Ammersee

Ammersee is a lake in Upper Bavaria, Germany located southwest of Munich between the towns of Herrsching and Dießen am Ammersee. With a surface area of approximately 47 square kilometres (18 sq mi), it is the sixth largest lake in Germany. The lake is located at an elevation of 520 metres (1,710 ft), and has a maximum depth of 81 metres (266 ft). Like other Bavarian lakes, Ammersee developed as a result of the ice age glaciers melting. Ammersee is fed by the River Ammer which flows as Amper out of the lake. Like neighbouring Lake Starnberg, which is similar in size and shape, it is a popular location for watersports.

Ammersee and Amper are part of the ancient Celtic amber tradingroute leading to the Brenner Pass.

The word Ammer is a 13. century form of Amper, celtic *ambra, deriving from indoeuropean *ombh-, *mbh- "wet, Water".

References

External links

  • Media related to at Wikimedia Commons
Listed in the following categories:
Post a comment
Tips & Hints
Arrange By:
Semih Mutlu
19 August 2017
Free sunbed! Free beach and good prices! You would Better to go early!
Matt
29 March 2016
Perfect place for swimming, sailing, canoeing.
Maik T
2 August 2017
Great place for a walk or a little lake cruise
Michel Ge
29 August 2015
Toller Ort um den Abend inkl. Sonnenuntergang zu genießen.
Jens Vogel
18 December 2013
Seeblick am Morgen
Olaf Kopmann
22 February 2016
Ein bisschen Nordseeflair in Bayern
Load more comments
foursquare.com

Hotels nearby

See all hotels See all
Seehotel Leoni

starting $212

Vier Jahreszeiten Starnberg Hotel

starting $241

Hotel Marina

starting $160

AKZENT Hotel Alte Linde Wieling

starting $114

Ammersee-Hotel

starting $184

Hotel Residence Starnberger See

starting $175

Recommended sights nearby

See all See all
Add to wishlist
I've been here
Visited
Rose Island (Lake Starnberg)

Rose Island in Lake Starnberg is the only island in the lake and site

Add to wishlist
I've been here
Visited
Schloss Kaltenberg

The Schloss Kaltenberg is a castle located in the village of

Add to wishlist
I've been here
Visited
Lake Starnberg

Lake Starnberg (Starnberger See) in southern Bavaria is Germany's

Add to wishlist
I've been here
Visited
Olching Bird Park

Olching Bird Park (German: Birdpark Olching) is located in Olching,

Add to wishlist
I've been here
Visited
Fürstenried Palace

Fürstenried Palace is a baroque palace in the southwest of Munich,

Add to wishlist
I've been here
Visited
Rottenbuch Radio Tower

The Rottenbuch Radio Tower is a transmitting tower of the Vodafone

Add to wishlist
I've been here
Visited
Pasing Viktualienmarkt

The Pasing Viktualienmarkt is a daily food market in Pasing, a

Add to wishlist
I've been here
Visited
Blutenburg Castle

Blutenburg Castle is an old ducal country seat in the west of Munich,

Similar tourist attractions

See all See all
Add to wishlist
I've been here
Visited
Jökulsárlón

Jökulsárlón is the best known and the largest of a number of gl

Add to wishlist
I've been here
Visited
Lake Pukaki

Lake Pukaki is the largest of three roughly parallel alpine lakes

Add to wishlist
I've been here
Visited
Minnewater

Minnewater or Love Lake is a lake in the center of Bruges, Belgium

Add to wishlist
I've been here
Visited
Meiktila Lake

Lake Meiktila (Burmese: မိတ္ထီလာကန် ]) is a lake located near Meiktila

Add to wishlist
I've been here
Visited
Dique do Tororó

O Dique do Tororó é o único manancial natural da cidade de Sa

See all similar places