Sylvenstein-Staudamm

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Recommended by 94 out of 102 mountain bikers

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  • Andreas

    Nice place to stay and great views over the Sylvensteinspeichersee

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    • April 16, 2017

  • SaRie

    Nestled between the mountains of the Karwendelgebirge, south of Lenggries lies the fjord-like Sylvensteinsee. The fantastic mountain panorama and the idyllic location make the reservoir a popular destination. If it's really hot in summer, you can swim in the mountain water of Sylvensteinsee. The water temperature is in the high summer months on average at 18-22 degrees.The Sylvensteinsee was built as artificial artificial lake in the years 1954 to 1959 for the purpose of flood protection in the Isartal. Since then, a 44-meter-high dam has protected the Isar Valley from flooding from the rivers Isar, Dürrach and Walchen. Today, hydropower is used in addition to power generation. Two hydroelectric power plants on the dam serve to generate electricity.Lost in the lake lies the former village Fall. When the construction work for the Sylvensteinspeicher began in 1954, the village was demolished and the population forcibly relocated, since from 1959 the whole valley including the village was to be flooded. A few hundred meters further up, a new settlement was built and called New Fall. The foundations of Altfall are still visible today after long periods of drought.Source and further information: alpen-guide.de/reisefuehrer/poi/stausee-sylvenstein-lenggries

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    • June 24, 2019

  • Manfred

    beautiful view of the reservoir lake

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    • May 28, 2017

  • Manfred

    beautiful view of the reservoir lake

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    • May 28, 2017

  • Ewald

    Good starting point for tours to Karwendel (Eng, Wallgau, Walchensee) good parking at the dam.

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    • June 20, 2017

  • Andreas

    At low tide you can see the foundations of a village

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    • July 17, 2017

  • Klaus Hoffmann

    Scenic beautifully situated drinking water storage in the middle of the mountains.

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    • August 11, 2017

  • Carsten (📍FFB)

    Fantastic views on the tour.

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    • November 25, 2017

  • Carsten (📍FFB)

    Must have been made and seen. Great mountain scenery. Even a cool bath is possible.

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    • November 26, 2017

  • Uwe

    After a long dry period, the flooded village is visible

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    • May 21, 2018

  • Manfred

    beautiful view of the reservoir lake

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    • May 28, 2017

  • Laubwicht

    The Sylvenstein reservoir is a great place for a break with a unique panorama.

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    • June 30, 2019

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Location: Lenggries, Bad Tölz-Wolfratshausen, Tölzer Land, Upper Bavaria, Bavaria, Germany

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