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Großer Arbersee

Hiking Highlight

Recommended by 157 out of 166 hikers


  • Sebastian Kowalke

    During the last ice age several glacier shoals formed on the summit of the Großer Arbers. As the temperature rose, the glaciers began to slide. On their way to the valley they notched the bed of the Great Arber Lake. Thanks to this glacier work, you can enjoy the picturesque mountain lake on a circular walk today.

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  • Oliver

    At the beginning of the Ice Age was in place of the Great Arbersees the valley of the Seebachs with little inclined slopes. During the last glacial period, frost and glacier movements created the steep sea wall and the basin of the Karsees.

    The imposing Arberseewand with its marsh wells, rock cascades and small waterfalls houses one of the most impressive jungle remains of the Bavarian Forest.

    In the steeply sloping terrain occasionally even snow and ice avalanches go off. Lean tree populations of sable-growing maples and beech trees bear witness to this. On the western edge of the Arbersee, below the sea wall, about 2 ha of water surface are covered with vibrating turf.

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  • Birgit

    For wheelchair users and strollers the way around the lake is not necessarily suitable because some places are very rooty and uneven.

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  • Olaf

    At the end of the way, a good restaurant is waiting

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  • Explorer

    The Great Arber Lake is a karst lake, a relic from the Stone Age. A special feature is the vibratory turf, floating on the water plants with roots down to 3 m depth.

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  • Detlef Unger

    The ascent is challenging, but rewarded with a magnificent view.

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  • Rainer Schmidt

    If you want to go for a walk around Lake Arber, you should go early in the morning; because the operation is still limited. The day ticket for parking is also valid at the valley station of the Arber mountain railway.

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  • Elevation940 m