Rachelsee

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Recommended by 84 out of 85 hikers

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  • Sebastian Kowalke

    As one of the few karst lakes in the Bavarian Forest, Rachel Lake was also dug out by glacier movements during the last ice age. When the glaciers finally retreated, the trough filled with meltwater and formed the picturesque Rachel Lake.

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    • 08/16/2018

  • Jonny

    The Rachelsee is one of three Karseen of the Bavarian forest. It is located in the extreme north of the municipality of Sankt Oswald-Riedlhütte. On the Czech side of this vast forest area there are another five karst lakes in Šumava. The lakes and the surrounding area were declared a nature reserve in 1918.Rachelsee
    Rachelsee, top view.JPG
    Geographical location
    in the Bavarian Forest
    outflow
    Seebach → Ilz
    dates
    coordinates
    48 ° 58 '31 "N, 13 ° 24' 7" E
    Rachel Lake (Bavaria)
    Rachelsee
    Altitude above sea level
    1070.5 m
    area
    5.7 ha
    length
    350 m
    width
    205 m
    volume
    180,000 m³
    Maximum depth
    13.2 m
    Middle deep
    3.2 m
    PH value
    5.0
    catchment area
    58 ha
    particularities
    no fish or amphibians

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    • 05/25/2018

  • Jonny

    The Rachelsee is one of three Karseen of the Bavarian forest. It is located in the extreme north of the municipality of Sankt Oswald-Riedlhütte. On the Czech side of this vast forest area there are another five karst lakes in Šumava. The lakes and the surrounding area were declared a nature reserve in 1918.

    Rachelsee
    Rachelsee, top view.JPG
    Geographical location
    in the Bavarian Forest
    outflow
    Seebach → Ilz
    dates
    coordinates
    48 ° 58 '31 "N, 13 ° 24' 7" E
    Rachel Lake (Bavaria)
    Rachelsee
    Altitude above sea level
    1070.5 m
    area
    5.7 ha
    length
    350 m
    width
    205 m
    volume
    180,000 m³
    Maximum depth
    13.2 m
    Middle deep
    3.2 m
    PH value
    5.0
    catchment area
    58 ha
    particularities

    no fish or amphibians

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    • 05/25/2018

  • Daniel

    The Rachelsee in the Bavarian Forest National Park

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    • 06/23/2015

  • Peter

    Take a little more time. Less than 3 hours almost impossible.

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    • 11/22/2015

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Location: around Sankt Oswald-Riedlhütte, Freyung-Grafenau, Lower Bavaria, Bavaria, Germany

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