Ammersee is a Zungenbecken lake in Upper Bavaria, Germany, southwest of Munich between the towns of Herrsching and Dießen am Ammersee. With a surface area of approximately 47km2, it is the sixth largest lake in Germany. The lake is at an elevation of 533m, and has a maximum depth of 81m. Like other Bavarian lakes, Ammersee developed as a result of the ice age glaciers melting. Ammersee is fed by the River Ammer, which flows as the Amper out of the lake. Like neighbouring Lake Starnberg, which is similar in size and shape, it is a popular location for watersports.Ammersee and the Amper are part of the ancient Celtic amber trading route leading to the Brenner Pass.The word Ammer is a 13th-century form of Amper, the Celtic *ambra, deriving from the Indo-European *ombh-, *mbh- "wet, Water".Passenger services have operated on the lake since 1879. Today they are operated by the Bayerische Seenschifffahrt company, using a mixture of historic paddle steamers and motor ships.EcologyThe lake's water generally has been of very good quality since a circular sewerage system was introduced in the 1960s collecting all wastewater from around the lake and transporting it to a treatment plant below the lake's outlet at Eching.It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Ammersee and many more Herrsching am Ammersee attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Herrsching am Ammersee trip itinerary planner.
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We have visited friends here often over he last 20 years but in October in 25c we took a boat tour with them of the Lake - using the big ferry system. There was snow on the Alps to the south and a... more »
The lake was larger than I expected and made for an enjoyable stay The boat tour is well worth it on a beautiful day, It takes a couple of hours and stops by cute villages surrounding the lake... more »
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