Lake Chiemsee, Chiemsee, Germany

The largest lake in Bavaria is the Chiemsee, which is otherwise known as the "Bavarian Sea".

Lake Chiemsee, Chiemsee, Germany

Chiemsee – the “Bavarian Sea”. The largest lake in Bavaria is the Chiemsee, which is otherwise known as the “Bavarian Sea”. The name has a kernel of truth in it: not only does the lake, which has an area of 80 square kilometres, have tides like the sea, it also originated from the primeval Thetis Sea which once covered almost half of Europe. It has three islands – Herreninsel, Fraueninsel and uninhabited Krautinsel – which all benefit from frequent ferry connections to the mainland.

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Frauenchiemsee 48
Chiemsee 83256 BY DE
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