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Geroldsee (Wagenbrüchsee) (269)
Geroldsee (Wagenbrüchsee) (269)

The Alps are the highest mountains in Europe. It stretches in a 1,200 km long and between 150 and 250 km wide arch from the Ligurian Sea to the Pannonian Basin. The summit heights in the western mountain ranges are usually between 3,000 and 4,300 m above sea level, in the Eastern Alps, the mountains are slightly lower. The highest peak in the Alps is the Mont Blanc at 4,810 m. 128 mountains of the Alps are four-thousanders, many more or less glaciated. The Alps are divided into numerous mountain groups and chains. The Alpine region covers areas of the eight Alpine states France, Monaco, Italy, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Germany, Austria and Slovenia.

List of sights

Barmsee

Barmsee (022)
Barmsee (022)
47° 30′ 3″ N, 11° 14′ 28″ E

The Barmsee is a maximum of 1.12 km long and a maximum of 0.49 km wide lake in the district of Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Upper Bavaria) in the territory of the municipality Krün north of Mittenwald. The sheltered location and its relatively large… [Read more]

Eibsee

Eibsee (1)
Eibsee (1)
47° 27′ 26″ N, 10° 58′ 36″ E

The Eibsee is a lake 9 km southwest of Garmisch-Partenkirchen below (3.5 km north) of the Zugspitze (2,962 m) in the Wetterstein mountains in Bavaria. In the northeast is the 4.8 ha and 26 m deep Untersee separated almost completely by a 50 m wide… [Read more]

Geroldsee (Wagenbrüchsee)

Geroldsee (Wagenbrüchsee) (1)
Geroldsee (Wagenbrüchsee) (1)
47° 29′ 36″ N, 11° 13′ 13″ E

The Geroldsee, also called Wagenbrüchsee, is a bog lake near Krün, a few kilometers from Garmisch-Partenkirchen. It has an area of 10.6 hectares, a maximum depth of 6.1 meters and falls flat. The location of the Bavarian bathing lake is fantastic:… [Read more]

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