The most beautiful swimming lakes around Munich

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When the hot summer heat takes over Munich—when the air starts to stand still and the asphalt starts to melt—there’s only one thing to do: Grab your swimwear, hop on your bike and head out to the countryside, right into the cool, fresh water. Bring a friend and a frisbee for the perfect combination.

Here are the komoot community's favorite lakes around Munich. They take you outside the gates of the city to the most beautiful bathing spots in the middle of nature. Let yourself be enchanted by the wooded shores of the lakes, the clear water, the large sandy beaches and cozy sunbathing lawns—so you can easily surf the next heatwave.

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Tours & Highlights

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    Pilsensee

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Only 40 minutes from Munich main station lies the Pilsensee, which is quite idyllic compared to its two bigger brothers, the Ammersee and the Starnberger See.

    On the beach you will be lovingly supplied by the adjacent kiosk with tarte flambée and pies.

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    Wörthsee

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Whether by bike or on foot, a tour is always worthwhile here. Baden is also possible. There are two larger spots on the lake for this.

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    Weßlinger See

    Bike Touring Highlight

    On the eastern shore of the lake there is a large lawn and a small beach where you can swim in the summer. There is also the possibility to rent boats if you prefer to stay dry.

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    Germeringer See

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The beautifully landscaped Germeringer See at the foot of the Parsberg was created in the early 1970s as a quarry pond.
    The lake has no inlet and is fed from natural sources on the lake bottom. At the longest point the lake measures 300 meters, the largest depth is about 6 meters.
    Nice refreshment in summer :-)

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    Langwieder See & Lußsee

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Langwieder See is a popular bathing lake. Here you can not only romp around in the water in the summer, but also pursue other leisure activities such as playing mini golf, rowing a boat or just relax in the lakeside restaurant. For a stopover on a tour the lake is definitely great.

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    Waldschwaigsee

    Bike Touring Highlight

    At the Waldschwaigsee you can relax during a break in the middle of nature. The lake embedded in a moss landscape enchants with its blue water and cozy bays, where you can refresh yourself in summer swimming. To look particularly idyllic is the small wooded island in the middle of the lake.

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    Olchinger See

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    The Olchinger See is always a nice destination, whether as a stopover or as the end point of a tour. At the lake you will be offered a lot, especially in summer, because then you can swim a few moves in the water to refresh yourself. Especially at the lake is that there is a boarding aid with railing, so really everyone safely into the water.For the little or big hunger there is a kiosk with beer garden and a restaurant by the lake. In addition, at the lake you will find changing rooms, sanitary facilities and lifeguards, which ensure the safety of the bathers.

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    Feldmochinger See

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The Feldmochinger See is a popular bathing lake, which attracts many bathers in the summer with a large lawn. A ramp and a jetty provide easy access to the water for everyone. A kiosk is ready for the small and a restaurant for the big hunger. Friends of free body culture find a nudist beach on the southwestern shore.

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    Riemer See

    Bike Touring Highlight

    If you pass the Riemer See while cycling, you can take a break here in the summer and refresh yourself in the water while bathing. On the eastern shore you will find a flat pebble beach, which turns into a large lawn after a few meters. Perfect to relax a little and enjoy the clean water of the lake.

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    Heimstettner See

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    On Heimstettener lake worth a break. Here you can swim in summer on the big beaches. In addition to extensive lawns, kiosks, a restaurant and toilets are waiting for you, so you will not miss anything during your stay at the lake.

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    Feringasee

    Road Cycling Highlight

    Volleyball fields, designated barbecue areas, its easy accessibility thanks to the immediate proximity to Munich city center, good conditions for windsurfing and its beautiful sandy beaches make the Feringasee one of the most popular lakes in the state capital.

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    Echinger See

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Echinger Lake enchants with its crystal-clear, blue water. You immediately feel like jumping in and cooling off in the summer. And that works too, because Lake Echinger is a popular bathing lake. On the lake shore there is a large sunbathing area, a beach volleyball court, sand playgrounds and a kiosk with a small beer garden.

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    Here there is a beautiful swimming spot on Lake Starnberg. Bathing boards make it easier to get into the water and the large sunbathing lawn invites you to relax. At the kiosk you can stock up on tasty snacks and cool drinks.The outdoor pool is freely accessible.

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    Ammersee

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    The Ammersee - Bavaria's third largest lake - is a popular bathing and recreational destination, especially from the Munich catchment area. The lake offers numerous recreational opportunities, such as swimming, fishing, sailing, windsurfing, shipping, hiking and mountain biking - there is something for every taste.

    The nature and its enormous biodiversity around the Ammersee are preserved by the designated Ramsar protected area with its four nature protection areas. Especially bird lovers get their money's worth on the Ammersee. In the "bird sanctuary Ammersee south shore" live endangered species of birds such as the tit-tit and the Pupurherher. The "Ampermoos" in the north of the lake is considered the largest German breeding area for lapwings.

    A hike to the monastery Andechs is a pleasure, especially in the summer, because the coolness of the monastery offers a welcome change on hot days. It takes about two hours to walk from Herrsching. Easily walkable paths lead through a forest area.

    For more information: muenchen.de/freizeit/orte/130905.html

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    Regattasee

    Hiking Highlight

    The Regattaparksee - known to many locals as Regattasee - is an artificial lake in the northwest of Munich. Only the north and west banks are open for swimming. The southern third of the lake is a fenced biotope. The water was created as a quarry pond by the excavation of gravel for the expansion of the A 99.
    The Regattaparksee is due to its proximity to Munich, Dachau and the surrounding communities an extremely popular destination. It can be reached directly by car (A 92 exit Oberschleißheim / Dachau), parking lots are available in large numbers. Along the main road 471 runs a continuous bike path between Dachau and Oberschleißheim, which makes the lake popular as a destination for cycling. It can also be reached directly from the Munich district of Feldmoching by bike (the A 92 is undercut). Fixed sanitary facilities are not available, but some mobile toilet cabins are set up during the bathing season. Also found at irregular intervals a mobile kiosk near the shore, the snacks and the like. offering. During the bathing season, the lake is overrun, especially on weekends and during the Bavarian school holidays. Here is worth a trip to the nearby Regattastrecke Oberschleißheim. At this bathing is allowed in a section of 200 meters in length.

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