Lake Muritz

Lake Muritz-Waren Waterfront

The jewel of Germany’s Mecklenburg Lake District, Muritz is the largest inland lake entirely within the country. The 29,000-acre lake was formed at the same time as the other hundreds of lakes in the area; the last glacier gouged out…

Alpsee

Neuschwanstein Castle

Beautiful Lake Alpsee in the Bavarian Alps is widely regarded as one of Germany’s most picturesque vistas. The lake lies beneath Hohenschwangau Castle, the childhood home of King Ludwig II, among some of the most lovely peaks in southern Bavaria.…

Konigssee

Konigssee Ferry Boat in Autumn

For an authentic Bavarian Alps holiday, nothing quite compares to the Konigssee. Stretched below the east face of the famed Watzmann mountain range, narrow, deep and crystal-clear Konigssee offers spectacular views, exciting sports and luxury lodgings surrounded by history. The…

Steinhuder Meer

Spring Fever on Steinhuder Meer

The largest lake in Lower Saxony, Lake Steinhude, or Steinhuder Meer as it is usually called, is a favored recreational spot just 25 miles from Hanover. The natural spring-fed lake is about 7,200 acres, yet averages only four feet in…

Talsperre Zeulenroda

View of Talsperre Zeulenroda

Lake Zeulenroda’s idyllic mountain landscapes lend it an aura of profound peace and tranquility. Also known as Zeulenroda Dam, this immensely popular reservoir is located in Germany’s Thuringia region. It is the second dam constructed along the Weida River (the…

Twistesee

A 1965 flood in the Hesse region of Germany caused millions of dollars of damage around the Twiste, Diemel and Wesser Rivers, painfully illustrating the need for Twistesee (see=lake). The water storage reservoir was created for flood control and to…

Schluchsee

Shore View of Schluchsee

Germany’s southern Black Forest is a region with picturesque valleys, distinctive farmhouses and thick wooded mountains. Schluchsee (see=lake) stretches out over 1,270 acres in the middle of the Black Forest. With more than enough water for swimming, boating, and sailing,…

Titisee

Scenic View of Titisee

At 321 acres, Titisee or Titi Lake (see=lake) is the largest natural lake in Germany’s Black Forest. It is a natural reservoir dammed by glacial moraine during the last ice age and extends about a mile long and on-half mile…

Mummelsee

Winter at Mummelsee

Legends swirl around Mummelsee (see=lake) in the northern Black Forest. The Black Forest, in Germany’s Baden-Wurttemberg region, is a land of fairy tales and enchanted forests, and Mummelsee is a small jewel tucked away in the midst of the mystical…

Biggesee

Scenic View of Biggesee

Surrounded by the Ebbegebirge Nature Park, Biggesee (see = lake) is the largest reservoir in Germany’s North Rhine- Westphalia region. Bigge Lake was created for water supply, flood control and water regulation, and it has become a valuable recreation resource…

Diemelsee

The children ran ahead giggling and pushing past each other to race to the top, but she’s finally caught up to them, the break in the trees revealing their sandy heads and the breathtaking view over Diemelsee (see=lake). Even the…

Tegernsee

Shore View of Tegernsee

It is a picture perfect postcard with lush green meadows at the base of snow-capped mountains, and the blue water of Tegernsee (see=lake) is the center of this picturesque setting. Seated at the base of the foothills of the Austrian…

Brombachsee

View of the MS Brombachsee

As the largest lake in the man-made Franconian Lake District, Brombachsee–also known as Lake Brombach or Brombachvorsperre–is an impressive and popular destination. This lake covers more than 3,100 acres with a maximum depth of 105 feet (32 meters). Brombachsee was…

Worthsee

“Gemuetlichkeit” is German for a certain kind of “Bavarian coziness,” and it is an appropriate way to describe Worthsee (see=lake) or Worth Lake. Nestled in Upper Bavaria and set against the backdrop of the Alps, Worthsee is a 1,072-acre lake…

Ammersee

View of Ammersee

Tucked away in the foothills of the Bavarian Alps in the land of beer, gardens, and fairytale castles, Ammersee (see =lake) shines like a jewel. Covering about 11,600 acres, Ammer Lake is conveniently located just 20 miles southwest of Munich,…