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“beautiful lake”(31 reviews)
“cable car”(28 reviews)
In the water and on the water, on land, and in the mountains – at the Eibsee lake, you have diverse options for enjoying the summer. Absolutely unique: the crystal-clear Eibsee at the base of the Zugspitze, 1,000 m (3281 ft.) above sea level...more
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Seeweg 2, 82491 Grainau, Bavaria, Germany
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Such amazing place! I didnt expect Germany is so beautiful! Chilling place, but unfortunatelly weather was terrible. 11 degrees in August and pouring rain

Thank JuliyaS44
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This lake is absolutely breathtaking!!! The water is so clear and SO BLUE. We took our wedding party photos here last week! Such a beautiful spot. I will be back one day!!

Thank Shannon S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Heaven on earth. Crystal clear waters, fantastic views of the surrounding mountains, including Zugspitze. Surpassed all my expectations. There’s a walking trail around the lake that takes a total of about 2 hours to finish. We ended up finishing it while looking for a private...More

Thank Anne A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is just next to the Zugspitze cable car base point. The laske is just stunning with a turquoise crystal clear water. There are a lot of places where you just sit and call a picnic. You can also rent boats, paddle boards here.

Thank karthik0410
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a nice lake with crystal clear water. Walking around the lake is quite challenging. Don't forget those water bottles!

Thank Nirmal K
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It's close to the lift going up to Zugspitze, so you can't pass it by on your way. there are restaurants, swimming area and boat rental.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Eibsee is a beautiful lake located near the cable car station and train station going to the Zugspitze. If visiting the mountains, make sure to set aside a few hours to explore the lake. It is possible to hike around the lake.

Thank sanmudge
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Arrived early up on the lovely little train walked anti clockwise. I'm a person who doesnt necessarily like heights and can get anxious. This place was very relaxing and calm. Walked the full perimeter took loads of pics. Had a nice swim in the lake...More

Thank AJCB30
Reviewed 7 August 2018

The turquoise water and mountain backdrop make this a most beautiful and photogenic lake. It's possible to walk all the way round the lake, but if you prefer you can just find a favourite spot and sit contemplating the scenery.

Thank Travel-Lightbeam
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Went there last winter on a beautiful day with bright, blue sky. The place was peacefully quiet and the calm, turquoise waters was reflecting a mirror image of its surroundings and the majestic snowy mountain... It was simply perfect and breathtaking! The lake is just...More

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Response from Anne A | Reviewed this property |
We didn’t see any but there are so many isolated areas that once we found such a place, we got down to the water from the hiking trail, and used towels to make screens for one another to ensure privacy and changed into... More
26 July 2018|
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Response from Carole F | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely! There were many dogs there.
18 June 2018|
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Response from johnmM754OI | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately, not that I know of. I'm pretty sure the bus networks will get you there, but we have always had a car. I guess you could take the train to Garmisch, then the Zugspitzbahn to the Eibsee. I guess I would... More