Discover Germany | Special Feature | Germany’s Top Ten Swimming Spots
8/ Isarstrand, Munich Munich, just like Berlin, has fabulous summer swimming opportunities in the middle of the city too. Located on the Isar river, the Isarstrand is a favourite among the locals. If you’re looking for a local summer vibe, some relaxing beers and a picnic in a cool atmosphere, this city beach is the top pick for you. Another tip for Munich: the Eisbach in the middle of the Englischer Garten. Here, surfers (!) are likely to be met as the 12-metre-wide Eisbach waves make it possible to surf all year round. 9/ Königssee, Bavaria If you want to enjoy a refreshing swim while gazing at breathtaking panoramic views of the mountains, head to the Königssee in Bavaria. It is a natural lake in the south-east of the Bechtesgaden district of Bavaria. As most of the lake is situated within the Berchtesgaden National Park, visitors can expect untouched nature and lovely, unparalleled views.
Timmendorfer Strand. Photo: © Ostsee-Holstein-Tourismus e.V., www.ostsee-schleswig-holstein.de
10/ Langener Waldsee, Langen Comprising of 72,000 square metres, the Langener Waldsee is a hotspot for summer activities in the Rhine-Main area – not least due to its beautifully turquoise waters. As a former borrow pit, it is one of the largest lakes in this region of Germany and can be easily reached from Frankfurt. Visitors can look forward to a 900-metre-long sandy beach and surfing, sailing, angling, as well as camping opportunities. Once a year, this location is also used for the Ironman European Championship.
Isarstrand, Munich. Photo: © DZT, Jörg Lutz
Königssee, Bavaria. Photo: © BAYERN TOURISMUS Marketing GmbH
Photo: © www.mediaserver.hamburg.de, Geheimtipp Hamburg
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