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Rachelsee

Rachelsee

Hiking Highlight

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Recommended by 515 out of 527 hikers

This Highlight is in a protected area.

Please check local regulations for: Nationalpark Bayerischer Wald

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  • Sebastian Kowalke

    As one of the few karse lakes in the Bavarian Forest, the Rachelsee was excavated by glacier movements during the last ice age. When the glaciers finally retreated, the hollow filled with melt water and formed this picturesque sight.

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    • August 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
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    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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    • May 25, 2018

  • 🚵 der_wandernde_biker 🗻

    A beautifully situated idyllic lake.
    Perfect for a break

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    • January 27, 2020

  • Sepp

    Very beautiful lake invites you to linger.

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    • December 6, 2020

  • Peter_H_65 🐻

    Rachelsee - a relic of the ice age
    The Rachelsee at the foot of the Großer Rachel is the quietest Bayerwaldsee and can only be reached on footpaths. Like the Great Arbersee, it is overlooked by a steep lake wall.
    bayerischer-wald.de/Media/Attractions/Rachelsee-ein-Relikt-der-Eiszeit

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    • September 1, 2019

  • Nationalpark Bayerischer Wald

    Please note that this highlight to protect the capercaillie and other endangered animal and plant species is only available from July 15th. until November 15 is accessible. Many Thanks! (Ordinance on the restriction of the right to enter the Bavarian Forest National Park)

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    • October 1, 2020

  • Sepp

    Very nice hiking area 🤩

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    • October 31, 2020

  • Daniel

    The Rachelsee in the Bavarian Forest National Park

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    • June 23, 2015

  • Turamber

    Beautiful for a short stay. Little tourists despite high season

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    • August 9, 2019

  • Peter Lammel

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

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    • November 22, 2015

  • Jonny

    The Rachelsee is one of three karseen in the Bavarian Forest. It is located in the far north of the municipality of Sankt Oswald-Riedlhütte. On the Czech side of this extensive forest area there are another five karse lakes in the Bohemian Forest. The lakes and the surrounding area were declared a nature reserve in 1918.

    Rachelsee
    Rachelsee, top view.JPG
    Geographical location
    in the Bavarian Forest
    Drain
    Seebach → Ilz
    Data
    Coordinates
    48 ° 58 ′ 31 ″ N, 13 ° 24 ′ 7 ″ E
    Rachelsee (Bavaria)
    Rachelsee
    Altitude above sea level
    1070.5 m
    surface
    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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    • May 25, 2018

  • Klausi

    You can still walk the path well.

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    • August 31, 2020

  • cabi

    further information at
    de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rachelsee

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    • December 5, 2019

  • cabi

    beautiful lake to stay

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    • November 1, 2019

  • ampfortas

    An ideal place for a rest

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    • December 15, 2019

  • 🚵 der_wandernde_biker 🗻

    Very nice lake, perfect for a break

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    • January 27, 2020

  • Uli

    Wild forest nature at the foot of the Rachel.
    The highlight is the Rachelsee as the only natural lake in the national park.

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    • April 30, 2020

  • Jay

    Here you can perfectly take the first little break and strengthen yourself for the climb to the Rachel Chapel!

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    • May 31, 2020

  • Ar〽️in Bock ©️

    Beautiful place of rest and relaxation. Make a snack and relax before going up to Big Rachel.

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    • June 14, 2020

  • Nationalpark Bayerischer Wald

    The Rachel Glacier formed a depression in the ice age. Its terminal moraine prevented water from flowing out. The accumulated melt water thus formed a lake up to 13.5 meters deep and 5.7 hectares in size. Today the only natural lake in the national park is fed by the Seebach, which rises in the Rachelsee wall. From the shore of the glacier lake you can not only look at the Rachel summit, but also discover the Rachel chapel on the slope.

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    • June 18, 2020

  • Suttis

    A dream to rest there 🍻🏔

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    • October 24, 2020

  • Sascha 🗻

    Those who descend from Rachel to Spiegelau have multiple chances to see the lake. The best view is from the Rachel Chapel window.

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    • September 12, 2021

  • Tibor

    Nice view of the lake and Rachel

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    • November 30, 2019

  • Toni Maroni 🌲

    open all year round..Rachelsee & Rachelkapelle a real must!

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    • September 16, 2021


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

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