Lakes

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Königssee (608) Obersee
Königssee (608)Obersee

Lakes around the world.

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Ammersee

Ammersee (1) Inning am Ammersee
Ammersee (1)Inning am Ammersee
48° 4′ 35″ N, 11° 8′ 4″ E

The Ammersee is after Chiemsee and Lake Starnberg the third largest lake in Bavaria (under the lakes, which lie exclusively in Bavaria) and reaching the farthest north alpine lake. The lake is owned by the Free State of Bavaria, the Bavarian…

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…

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…

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:…

Hintersee (Ramsauer Ache)

Hintersee (Ramsauer Ache) (127)
Hintersee (Ramsauer Ache) (127)
47° 36′ 24″ N, 12° 51′ 14″ E

The Hintersee (formerly Ferchensee or Forchensee) is a 16.4 hectare lake in the municipality of Ramsau in the Berchtesgadener Land, about two kilometers west of the center of Ramsau. Named after him is the village Hintersee directly on its western…

Jökulsárlón

Jökulsárlón (1)
Jökulsárlón (1)
64° 4′ 29″ N, 16° 11′ 25″ W

Jökulsárlón, literally “glacial river lagoon”, is a large glacial lake in southeast Iceland, on the edge of Vatnajökull National Park. Situated at the head of the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier, it developed into a lake after the glacier started…

Kaw Swamp

Kaw Swamp (1)
Kaw Swamp (1)
4° 30′ 51″ N, 52° 3′ 44″ W

The nature reserve of the Kaw Swamp (Marais de Kaw) is one of six natural reserves created by the French government in French Guiana. This reserve is the second largest nature reserve in France by area (94,700 hectares) after the Nouragues. It was…

Kochelsee

Kochelsee (005)
Kochelsee (005)
47° 38′ 34″ N, 11° 20′ 18″ E

The Kochelsee (Lake Kochel) is located 70 km south of Munich on the edge of the Bavarian Alps. It belongs to the communities Schlehdorf in the west and Kochel am See in the east. While the southern part of the lake is surrounded by mountains, the…

Königssee

Königssee (1)
Königssee (1)
47° 35′ 17″ N, 12° 59′ 21″ E

The Königssee is a long mountain lake in Berchtesgaden in the southeast of Bavaria and part of the municipality of Schönau am Königssee. It lies at the eastern foot of the Watzmann and is mainly fed by the Obersee through the Saletbach in the…

Lake Titicaca

Mývatn

Lake Mývatn (005)
Lake Mývatn (005)
65° 36′ 1″ N, 17° 0′ 2″ W

Mývatn is a shallow eutrophic lake situated in an area of active volcanism in the north of Iceland, not far from Krafla volcano. The lake and its surrounding wetlands have an exceptionally rich fauna of waterbirds, especially ducks. The lake was…

Pripri de Yiyi

Pripri de Yiyi (1)
Pripri de Yiyi (1)
5° 25′ 22″ N, 53° 3′ 1″ W

The great Pripri de Yiyi is located on the municipalities of Sinnamary and Iracoubo, and covers about 15 000 ha. This ecosystem occupies a central position between two other large Guyanese marshes, Plain of Kaw at the east and Savane Sarcelle at…

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