The lake Ammersee has a surface area of approximately 47 square kilometres (18 sq mi) which makes it to the sixth largest lake in Germany and a great place for sightseeing. The lake is located in the southwest of Munich, the Bavarian capital at an elevation of 520 metres (1,700 ft). The lake Ammersee has a maximum depth of 81 metres (270 ft), a lenght of 16 kilometers (52300 ft) and a maximum width of 6 kilometers (20000 ft). Like the lake Starnberger See / lake starnberg, the lake Ammersee developed as a result of the melting of the ice age glaciers.
With the suburban train (to Herrsching am Ammersee) or the car (highway A96) you need a little more than half an hour from the center of Munich to the lake Ammersee.
The lake Ammersee is fed in the South by the River Ammer which flows as Amper out of the North of the lake. Like neighbouring Lake Starnberg, which is similar in size and shape, the lake Ammersee is a popular location for watersports and leisure time.
We are sorry for not having translated the extensive content of our BAYregio-Ammersee website. We only offer you this site in English but hope that by explaining the most important things you will not have any problems with the other sites in German language:
Accomodation / hotels / appartements
On the following three lists / websites, you could look for your accommodation. Most of the hosts do have at least a basic knowledge of the English language, so just ask them what you would like to know. There are two easy possibilites for you:
Just choose the accommodation you are interested in. On the following page, there is a form called ''Buchung anfragen''. Fill in a short text, your preferred dates and your e-mail-address and click on the green button below. An e-mail with your message will be sent to the host/accomodation.
The other possibility would be, that you choose several accomodations by checking the small checkboxes next to each list item. Below the list, there is a green button which brings you to a form, where you could enter some basic informations like your preferred dates and your e-mail-adress. Then click on the green button below the form.
On the following websites, we offer much more information and impressions with many pictures of the lake Ammersee.