On August I took a week for holidays after a long time working without pause. Because this holiday period was not planned before, I didn’t book any tour to travel to foreign countries. Therefore I and my wife decided to make a small tour in surrounding countryside of Munich. We would like to visit as many sight seeing as possible which are introduced in these tourist info pages http://www.muenchen.de/sehenswuerdigkeiten.html and http://www.muenchen.de/freizeit.html. We visited a lot of them but I would like to tell about Ammersee and Walchensee with some pictures of them.
Ammersee as the third largest lake in Bavaria attracts not only numerous tourists to the region but also is a local creation area at weekend for the young and the young at heart in Munich. It’s about 40km far from Munich and can be reached with the S-Bahn at Herrsching stop in 50 minutes. With help of Bavaria Seenschifffahrt, passengers can sail on the lake through resorts as Herrsching, Andechs, Inning, Dießen, Utting and Schondorf locating along the shore of Ammersee. In addition to a boat ride watersports enthusiasts are opened to further opportunities such as swimming, sailing, windsurfing, boat hire and fishing. Other highlight is Bavaria’s Holy Mountain, which became the Andechs Monastery, one of the three most famous pilgrimage destinations in Germany, a veritable magnet for tourists and locals.
In the midst of the Bavarian Alps, 75km north of Munich, the Walchensee is one of the largest alpine lakes in Germany.Because of its unique location in the surrounding mountain scenery attracts many surfers and sailors of Walchensee to the steady thermal winds. Even under water the lake has its own charm. The clear visibility of up to 40m is a paradise for divers which represent car, boat and plane wrecks, even a special charm. Walks around the Herzogstand are very often associated with a swim in Walchensee. Of course, the region offers even in winter recreational activities. Besides skiing and snowboarding, you can also explore the mountains with ski touring, winter hiking apart. The Bavarian traditions are celebrated in this region to make up what today’s unique charm and great popularity not only among tourists.
I hope you get some infos about these lakes. I think if you travel to Munich in summer, it’s worth to spend time to visit them. Below are some pictures which I took when I was there. It’s really beautiful.