The Ammersee is surrounded by wooded moraine hills. When the Föhn wind is blowing, the Alps to the south look much nearer and form a magnificent backdrop. Numerous marked hiking trails enable the visitor to enjoy the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the full.
The lake is just under 50 square kilometres in area and has a circumference of over 42 kilometres. The conditions for many different water sports (sailing, boat hire, swimming etc) are ideal.
There are also many attractive towns and villages, including Herrsching with its romantic palace, the "Kurparkschlösschen", Diessen, dominated by St Mary's Minster, Schondorf and Utting with the "Old Villa", Rodenhauser Park and Mathias and Anna-Sophie Gasteiger's House. A further main attraction is Andechs Monastery.
General information on the lakes
(Moorings for boats/diving permissions)
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The northern tip of the Ammersee is located around 35 km west of Munich and can be reached on the A96 motorway between Munich and Lindau.
Paths round the lake, numerous water sports facilities (sailing, boat hire, swimming …)
Ferry service from Easter until mid-October
Landing stages: Stegen, Schondorf, Utting, Holzhausen, Riederau, Dießen, Herrsching, Breitbrunn
Information: Bayerische Seenschifffahrt GmbH
08806 617 oder/or 534456
Car parks in the villages round the Ammersee
Landsberger Straße 81
Fax 08143 9304-30
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