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Article: Top 10 most stunning lakes in Germany

Top 10 most stunning lakes in Germany

Top 10 most stunning lakes in Germany

At MYMARINI, our love for water runs deep. With its salty waves and wide expanses, the ocean is part of our DNA, but we're equally captivated by lakes and freshwater swimming. What's wonderful about these inland treasures is that you often don't need to travel very far to spend a day swimming and relaxing by the water; Germany is home to a wealth of scenic lakes, ponds, and reservoirs. Whether you're a dedicated swimmer, nature lover, or just on the hunt for a beautiful place to relax, you're sure to find what you're looking for in our guide to the top 10 most stunning lakes in Germany. Our list includes a mix of hidden gems and justly famous natural wonders. So grab your favorite swimwear and get ready to dive in.

1. Eibsee, Bavaria

Located at the foot of Germany's highest mountain, the Zugspitze, Lake Eib is an enchanting body of water that combines natural beauty and tranquility. No matter how often we visit this place, we're struck speechless by its emerald waters surrounded by snow-capped mountains every time. It's a breathtaking backdrop for swimming or boating. Make sure you have your swimming gear in your backpack before you set off, because the Eibsee is the perfect spot to cool off on a post-hike dip.

2. Lake Constance, Baden-Württemberg/Bavaria

We couldn't leave Lake Constance off our list. The third-largest lake in Central Europe is justifiably famous worldwide for its crystal-clear waters. It's a uniquely beautiful place where you can take in the breathtaking views all around you as you swim or sail across the lake. Whether you're exploring the German coast or sailing to Switzerland or Austria, Lake Constance promises an unforgettable swimming experience.

3. Chiemsee, Bavaria

Known as the "Bavarian Sea," Lake Chiem is vast, with seemingly endless waters and picturesque islands to explore. One of the reasons we love this lake is how accessible it is from Munich or Salzburg. Enjoy a relaxing swim in the midst of lush greenery and the idyllic Bavarian landscape. Sunbathe on the picturesque sandy beach for as long as you want, then throw on your favorite swimsuit and dive right back in to the Bavarian Sea.

4. Müritzsee, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Lake Müritz, Germany's largest lake, is located in the heart of the Mecklenburg Lake District. It's a paradise for water sports enthusiasts, so it's one of the MYMARINI team's absolute favorite bodies of water. Float across the calm water and soak up all the tranquility of nature. With its myriad hidden bays and pristine shores, Lake Müritz is the ideal destination for all kinds of summer adventures. We also recommend Lake Müritz as a starting point if you're interested in the unique landscape of Mecklenburg and want to take a canoe or kayak tour of the entire lake region. The best way to explore this magical, amphibious landscape is by boat.

5. Königssee, Bavaria

Tucked away in the Bavarian Alps, we love Lake König for its crystal-clear waters and stunning backdrop. Nestled amongst peaks and forests, this tranquil lake offers an almost surreal experience on hot summer days as you float past the surrounding mountains. It's known for its excellent water quality and appeal for visitors of all ages.

6. Tegernsee, Bavaria

Also located in the Bavarian Alps, Lake Tegern is one of the most popular lakes in the region and has enchanted swimmers for many years now. The lake's clear water, serene atmosphere, and breathtaking alpine views make it a great place to soak up the sun and wade out into the water. It's not every day you get the chance to swim or float while flanked on all sides by awe-inspiring mountains.

7. Schluchsee, Baden-Württemberg

This gorgeous lake isn't far from MYMARINI's shipping center in Triberg, so it's a great day-trip destination for our team in the Black Forest. But you should discover the tranquility of Lake Schluch for yourself! Surrounded by lush greenery, this pristine reservoir is a swimmer's paradise. Plunge into the cool water and feel your stress melt away.

8. Lake Ammer, Bavaria

A short drive from Munich, Lake Ammer is a peaceful retreat from the busy city life. Its sparkling water and calm shores provide an idyllic backdrop for a refreshing swim in the spring, summer, or even fall. Feel the relaxing atmosphere, slip on your swimwear of choice and spend a blissful day in the sun. With its exceptionally clean water quality and unique panoramic views of the surrounding hills, we bet you'll fall in love with this lake just as quickly as we did.

9. Lake Schwerin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Although most of the lakes on our list are located in southern and central Germany, there are plenty of freshwater gems further north, too. Lake Schwerin, nestled in the heart of the picturesque province of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, is one of them. It's very easy to reach from the city of Hamburg, making it a popular weekend destination for our team here at the MYMARINI headquarters. Go experience the magical sight of Schwerin Castle reflected on the surface of the still waters of the lake for yourself.

10. Wannsee, Berlin

Located on the outskirts of Berlin, the Wannsee is a tranquil oasis with pristine, sandy beaches and calm waters perfect for a refreshing swim. Our favorite post-swim activity? Grab some salty French fries, walk around the lake to find a comfortable spot, and spend an hour or two just people-watching. With its scenic surroundings, water sports, and uncomplicated accessibility, the Wannsee is the perfect place to spend a day away from the city relaxing and enjoying the water. We think you'll enjoy the lively atmosphere at this large and beautiful lake.

 

We hope our list of Germany's top 10 most stunning lakes has given you a few ideas for your next trip. Whether you're planning on swimming, hiking, boating, or just relaxing by the water, every one of these mesmerizing lakes in Germany will make for an unforgettable experience. Pack your favorite MYMARINI swimsuit and head off to any of these beautiful lakeside destinations. What are you waiting for?

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