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Nice but potentially half empty

The lake is at a nice location, you see Schloß Neuschwanstein in the background and there is an... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2018
Stefan G
Visit to Schwangau

We came obviously to visit the castles I'm the area, but figured a day by the lake for a picnic... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2018
Ravenna, Ohio
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Reviewed 24 September 2018

The Forggensee is a reservoir in the German state of Bavaria. The lake is located just north of Füssen. The artificial lake was taken into use 1954. Normally the surface of the lake is approx. 15 square km. But this Summer, the lake was almost...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Paul B
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

This lake has no water in it as of September 2018. What a bummer. No pictures. 3 stars for the water level and whatever led to this disaster on the area. No Ferris. No water sports. Obviously.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Carlito106
Reviewed 14 September 2018

Alice Springs in Central Australia has the Todd River running through its centre. Every year they hold the Todd River boat race. As the Todd River is generally bone dry, this requires rowers to use their legs rather than their arms for propulsion, with legs...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Monty458
Reviewed 25 July 2018

The lake is at a nice location, you see Schloß Neuschwanstein in the background and there is an ancient roman bridge inside of it. However you need to know that it has a reduced water level during certain months in the year as it is...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Stefan G
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

the lake has almost gone we are here right now 13th July and it's more of a puddle. the locals are saying it's never been this low before.

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank doncasterstu
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

We are here right now. Still no lake. No lake. Dried up. Could have been nice. Also would have been nice to know or have some offer of a free meal or discount... nothing

Date of experience: June 2018
4  Thank 39jenp
Reviewed 24 June 2018

We stayed at a hotel near this lake and unfortunately, it has been drained unless the dam has been repaired. The area is pretty and you are able to walk on the lake bed with the river running through it (very shallow).

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank lkis229
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Set in the foreground of some of the most beautiful mountains in the German Alps and directly near Castle Neuschwanstein this man-made lake can be amazing if the water level is high enough. Call ahead, please.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank 911vancep
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

We went in June 2018 and there was no lake! It had dried up completely. Ask a local before deciding to visit.

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

We came obviously to visit the castles I'm the area, but figured a day by the lake for a picnic would be nice. Imagine our surprise to find the lake gone. Dried up. Locals are worried too as this is the worst it's ever been....More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank dadto5
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8 February 2017|
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Response from Catherine K | Reviewed this property |
Hi, there is water in the Forggensee all year round. Catherine
7 December 2015|
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Response from Norfolkseagull | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure on that one. Sorry.