Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)
wwa-webcams.de/wm/s-sylvenstein/s-sylvenstein.jpgThe Sylvensteinsee as a water reservoir in the Karwendel.
In Karwendel many springs and streams gush. A large part of the water comes together in the Sylvensteinsee. The Isar is the most prominent river with origin in the Karwendelgebirge and flows into the Sylvensteinspeicher into it - together with the rather unknown Dürrach and Walchen.
Under the dam, the Isar comes back to the fore
and makes her way towards Munich.
If the Sylvensteinsee appeals to you, you will also like the Isar origin. <- TipBy bike to the Isar origin?
This is how many people do it: Most visitors to the Hinterautal Valley are on two wheels on the way to the Isar origin. This one can drive very well with the e-bike due to the gentle slope.
Ideal is a trekking bike (with enough gears) or a mountain bike.
The entire bike ride to Isarquelle takes place on good forest roads, no trails or grobschottrige cart paths. There are about 200 meters to overcome, that's not much. It is never steep, it always goes slightly uphill to the Isar origin
October 27, 2018
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
June 24, 2019
Nice round to the right around the Sylvenstein reservoir, I drove counterclockwise. Initially easy, from about 4 a.m. to 5 p.m. the route gets more intense and offers a few meters in altitude. Nice detail: the warning sign "Warning! Long and winding descent!" :-)
August 24, 2020
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