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Sylvenstein-Staudamm

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    With luck you can see the foundations of a village when the lake has low water or the locks are open from the dam

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    • April 16, 2017

  • 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

  • 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

  • Nice place to stay and great views over the Sylvensteinspeichersee

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    • April 16, 2017

  • Landscaping very beautiful and absolutely worth seeing

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    • June 30, 2018

  • A great view of the store

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    • September 20, 2018

  • A trip there is always worthwhile.

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    • September 20, 2018

  • Fantastic panorama. Nice place for a break.

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    • June 30, 2019

  • Always beautiful: not only for viewing, but also for swimming, boating or stand-up paddling.

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    • June 2, 2020

  • Nice tour behind the Sylvenstein around. Scenic class.

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    • April 17, 2017

  • beautiful view of the reservoir lake

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    • May 28, 2017

  • beautiful view of the reservoir lake

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    • May 28, 2017

  • beautiful view of the lake

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    • May 28, 2017

  • From Lake Starnberg we continued through a beautiful landscape

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    • June 15, 2017

  • At low tide you can see the foundations of a village

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    • July 17, 2017

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

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    • August 11, 2017

  • After a long dry period, the flooded village is visible

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    • May 21, 2018

  • The region is fantastic.
    On foot or by bike.
    Everything goes.
    Swimming too

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    • August 28, 2018

  • Impressive grounds and great nature!

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    • June 2, 2020

  • Amazing view of the Alps

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    • June 18, 2020

  • I'm happy every time I'm in this place, there's always something going on

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    • May 18, 2022

  • beautiful view of the reservoir lake

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    • May 28, 2017

  • Fantastic views on the tour.

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    • November 25, 2017

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

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    • November 26, 2017


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

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