This is a simple trail leading around the crystal clear Lake Eibsee directly at the foot of Mount Zugspitze.
The path around Lake Eibsee is one of the most beautiful and interesting paths. It leads partially along the lake, and partially through thick forest. The crystal clear pale-blue to turquoise-blue water is fascinating. There are lots of impressive views of the lake and the Mount Zugspitze towering over the lake. Lake Eibsee stretches over 4.8 hectares and is up to 34 m deep. It is considered as one of the most beautiful lakes in the Alps thanks to its location just below Mount Zugspitze and its clear greenish shining water. It was created during the last ice age when a mountain collapsed and created the basin of the lake. Nowadays, it is a popular destination.
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How about a tour around the lake with the motorboat called “Reserl” or with one of the pedal boats or rowboats? In any case, don’t forget your swimming gear in the summer.
The Tourist Information of Garmisch Partenkirchen offers guided tours with trained trainers for all age groups. For registration, please call +49 8821 180 736
Nordic Walking gear and shoes with solid and rough soles.
Tips, hints and links
Parking area at the Eibsee (Lake Eibsee) (985 m)
32T 650122 5257875
From the parking area, walk to the information board just beyond the hotel and next to the street from Grainau (on the right hand side). Behind the information board, the path around Lake Eibsee starts. Walk along the descending path to the eastern shores. Soon, you will reach a small bridge and then continue along the northern shores. Here, you will have a great view of Mount Zugspitze. The path leads around the lake and will then take you back to your starting point.
There is an hourly connection to and from München Hbf (Munich central station) and Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Continue with the Eibseebus (blue bus) from the station forecourt. Alternatively, continue with the Bayerischen Zugspitzbahn.
Take the motorway A95 in the direction of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. At the end of the motorway at Eschenlohe, continue on state road B2 to Garmisch-Partenkirchen. After the tunnel, follow the signs to the Garmisch part of town or Grainau/Fernpass Reutte. In Garmisch, follow the signs to Grainau and Eibsee.
If you are coming from Mittenwald via the state road B2, follow the main road in Garmisch -Partenkirchen and turn left at the 5th set of traffic lights (intersection) to the Garmisch part of town/Grainau/Fernpass Reutte. In Garmisch, follow the signs to Grainau and Eibsee.
If you are coming via the state road B23, drive in the direction of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Shortly before you reach Garmisch-Partenkirchen, follow the signs to Grainau. The road through Grainau will lead you directly to the Eibsee.
At the Eibsee (paid parking)
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike
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GaPa Wanderführer mit KOMPASS Wanderkarte und "Nordic Walking Führer" erhältlich bei Garmisch-Partenkirchen Tourismus oder unter www.gapa.de.
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