The Ammersee is a large lake with a surface area of 47 km², located 40km southwest of Munich in southern Bavaria.
It is at an elevation of 533m and has a maximum depth of 81m. The lake is a tongue basin lake which originated during the glacial period, as glaciers carved a large hole in the ground and later retreated.
The Ammersee nowadays has a good water quality, suitable for swimming, and is also a popular spot for sailing boats. A number of boat services criss cross the lake connecting the eastern and western shore. On a hill overlooking the lake lies the Andechs monastery, which was initially built in 1388 and later received baroque elements between 1669 and 1751. Around the lake there are a number of trails across the forests and fields.
How to get to Ammersee
The Ammersee is a short drive by car from Munich. Is it also possible to reach the lake with public transportation using the S8 S-Bahn to Herrsching.
There are several hotels and pensions in the cities along the lake. Alternatively it is possible to stay in Munich and visit the lake with a day trip.