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Swimming lakes in Bavaria

Bavaria offers many beautiful and natural bathing lakes in a unique natural landscape. Numerous bathing places at rivers and lakes invite you to wild swim and relax. On our Bavaria map a little further down below you will get a practical overview to discover the most beautiful lake for you. From quarry ponds and reservoirs to mountain lakes, all types of inland lakes are represented.

You're out and about right now in Bavaria wondering "Where can I find a swimming lake near me? " Now discover your favorite nearby lake with the area search that meets your requirements. No matter whether it is particularly beautiful, large or secluded and quiet.

You love sandy beaches and want to go nudist bathing? Or you do not have your own car and want to reach the reach the beach by public transport? No problem! Use the comfortable filter search and rediscover your surroundings.

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By the way, there are not only Bathing places in Bavaria but also Swimming poolsIndoor swimming poolsOutdoor poolsBeachesSpas & Wellness .

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Discover Bathing places in the individual regions:

Abensberg 1Abtswind 1Aichach 1Aichach-Friedberg 6Ainring 1Allersberg 1Altdorf bei Nürnberg 1Altenstadt 1Altötting 5Amberg 2Amorbach 1Ansbach 5Arnbruck 1Aschaffenburg 12Auerbach in der Oberpfalz 1Augsburg 7Bad Abbach 1Bad Birnbach 1Bad Brückenau 1Bad Kissingen 2Bad Kötzting 1Bad Neustadt an der Saale 1Bad Reichenhall 1Bad Rodach 1Bad Staffelstein 1Bad Tölz 1Bad Tölz-Wolfratshausen 5Bad Wiessee 1Bamberg 7Bayreuth 1Bayrischzell 1Berching 1

Berchtesgadener Land 3Bergen 2Betzenstein 1Bischofsheim in der Rhön 1Burgebrach 1Burghaslach 1Burghausen 1Burgkirchen an der Alz 1Burglengenfeld 1Bürgstadt 1Cham 3Coburg 1Dachau 1Deggendorf 5Dietfurt an der Altmühl 1Dillingen an der Donau 3Dingolfing 1Dingolfing-Landau 1Dollnstein 1Donau-Ries 3Ebermannstadt 1Ebern 1Ebersberg 7Eichendorf 1Eichstätt 3Elsenfeld 1Eltmann 1Erding 6Ergolding 1Erkheim 1Erlangen 2Etzelwang 1Falkenstein 1Feucht 1Fladungen 1Forchheim 2Frammersbach 1Frauenau 1Freilassing 1Freising 5Freyung 1Freyung-Grafenau 4Friedenfels 1Fürstenfeldbruck 3Fürstenzell 1Gaimersheim 1Gammelsdorf 1Garmisch-Partenkirchen 19Gauting 1Gemünden am Main 1Gerolzhofen 1Gößweinstein 1Grafenau 1Gräfenberg 1Greding 1Grünwald 1Günzburg 7Gunzenhausen 1Haar 1Haibach 1Hallstadt 1Hammelburg 1Hassberge 6Haßfurt 1Heilsbronn 1Heimenkirch 1Heroldsberg 1Herzogenaurach 1Hirschaid 1Hirschbach 1Höchberg 1Hof 6Hofheim in Unterfranken 1Hofkirchen 2Illertissen 1Ingolstadt 2Inzell 1Karlstadt 1Kelheim 4Kempten (Allgäu) 1Kipfenberg 1Kochel am See 1Kulmbach 3Künzing 1Lam 1Landsberg am Lech 8Landshut 3Langenaltheim 1Lichtenau 1Lichtenfels 5Lindau (Bodensee) 7Lohr am Main 1Loiching 3Main-Spessart 3Mainburg 1Mallersdorf-Pfaffenberg 1Mammendorf 1Markt Indersdorf 1Marktheidenfeld 1Marktschellenberg 1Maßbach 1Memmingen 1Mengkofen 1Metten 1Miesbach 9Miltenberg 1Mindelheim 1Mittenwald 1Mitterfels 1Mönchberg 1München 26Naila 1Nesselwang 1Neu-Ulm 9Neuburg an der Donau 2Neuburg-Schrobenhausen 4Neuendettelsau 1Neufahrn bei Freising 1Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz 1Neusäß 1Neustadt an der Aisch 1Neustadt an der Aisch-Bad Windsheim 2Neustadt an der Donau 1Neustadt an der Waldnaab 1Neustadt bei Coburg 2Nürnberg 6Nürnberger Land 2Oberallgäu 11Oberammergau 1Oberau 2Oberstaufen 2Obersüßbach 1Ortenburg 1Ostallgäu 19Ottobrunn 1Pappenheim 1Passau 9Pegnitz 1Penzberg 1Perlesreut 1Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm 5Pfarrkirchen 1Pilsting 1Plattling 1Pottenstein 1Prien am Chiemsee 1Redwitz an der Rodach 1Regen 1Regensburg 4Reit 2Rhön-Grabfeld 3Rosenheim 56Roth 5Röthenbach an der Pegnitz 1Rothenburg ob der Tauber 1Rottal-Inn 2Rudelzhausen 1Ruhpolding 1Saal an der Donau 1Scheinfeld 1Scheßlitz 1Schliersee 1Schlüsselfeld 1Schnaittach 1Schöllnach 1Schönau am Königssee 1Schönau an der Brend 1Schönberg 1Schrobenhausen 1Schwabach 1Schwandorf 7Schwarzach 1Schweinfurt 5Siegsdorf 1Sonnefeld 1Sonthofen 1Starnberg 9Stein 1Stockstadt am Main 1Straubing-Bogen 3Teisendorf 1Thalmässing 1Tirschenreuth 6Töging am Inn 1Traitsching 1Traunreut 1Traunstein 19Uettingen 1Unterallgäu 3Unterschleißheim 1Viechtach 1Vilshofen an der Donau 2Vohburg an der Donau 1Volkach 1Volkenschwand 1Waischenfeld 1Waldkraiburg 1Waldmünchen 1Wasserburg (Bodensee) 1Wasserburg am Inn 1Weiden in der Oberpfalz 1Weihenzell 1Weilheim-Schongau 30Weissenburg-Gunzenhausen 11Wertach 1Wiesenttal 2Windischeschenbach 1Wirsberg 1Wolnzach 1Wunsiedel im Fichtelgebirge 3Würzburg 6Zapfendorf 1Zirndorf 1Zwiesel 1

Some of the most beautiful Bathing places in Bavaria

645 Entries found

Walchensee, Bade- und Surferwiese

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  • Simple bathing place
  • Catering
  • Gastronomy in general
  • Boat rental
  • Free of charge
  • Public transport connection

Kratzmühlsee, Kinding

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  • Simple bathing place
  • Beach
  • Catering
  • Sandy beach
  • Gastronomy in general
  • Sunbathing lawn

Freibergsee, Oberstdorf, Freibadeanstalt Sprungturm

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  • Outdoor pool
  • Catering
  • Gastronomy in general
  • Accommodation
  • Restaurant near

Mühlenweiher Saldenburg

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  • Simple bathing place
  • Beach
  • Sandy beach
  • Free of charge
  • Sunbathing lawn
  • Accommodation

Friedelsee, Amerang, Badesteg

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  • Simple bathing place
  • Free of charge
  • Sunbathing lawn
  • Bathing jetty
  • See
  • Nature

Kirnsteiner See, Flintsbach, Ostufer

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  • Simple bathing place
  • Sunbathing lawn
  • See
  • Nature

Vita Alpina Ruhpolding

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  • Simple bathing place
  • Child friendly
  • Water slide
  • Swimming pool/pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool

Friedberger Baggersee, Friedberg, Nordufer

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  • Simple bathing place
  • Catering
  • Gastronomy in general
  • Restaurant near

Little facts about Germany

Currency:
Euro (EUR)
Area code:
+49
Language:
German
Population:
83,019,213

Average water quality in Bavaria*

very goodgoodsufficientdeficient
  • 4.9
  • 4.9
  • 5
  • 5
  • 4.9
  • 4.9
  • 4.9
  • 4.9
  • 4.9

*Water quality is based on the annual report of the European Environment Agency EEA.

Water quality Bavaria 2022

Safe bathing thanks to regular water tests

In total, more than 645 bathing sites and lakes are registered in Bavaria registered, which are regularly inspected by local authorities for bathing safety. The results are submitted annually to the European Environment Agency.

Bavaria performs very well on a regular basis. The average value of the last test from 2021 was 4.9. This is no improvement on the previous year. 2020 the value was 4.9

Unfortunately, no values are yet available for the year 2022.

Current: For the year 2021 (latest report) the test results are now available. 45.4% of all bathing sites had a very good water quality according to the EU criteria 2021. 48% achieved a good water quality.

Please also check the latest publications of the regional authorities, as environmental influences such as heavy rainfall or hot spells can have a short-term negative quality in the short term and can promote blue-green algae (cyanobacteria), vibrios, cercariae or other other germs.
Swimcheck does not guarantee the accuracy of the information and does not make any does not make any recommendation.

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Vacation in Bavaria on the lake

Whether vacation home, hotel or camping - the main thing is at the lake!

Why not just stay a little longer? Not only day trips and short trips to the nearest to the nearest lake are a great change from everyday life and the perfect leisure opportunity. Even a complete summer vacation at the lake is fun and the recreation is often closer than you think. It doesn't always have to be the Mediterranean. Also for the sake of the environment or your wallet. Bavaria offers many lakes for a relaxed bathing vacation with children or the partner. By a multiplicity at recreational opportunities, there is something for everyone. From a boat trip with a rowing boat to a boat trip across the lake, diving, fishing, water skiing or simply just playing beach volleyball and having a barbecue. From inexpensive to the upper price range are different accommodation options are available. From camping to hotel - the main thing is at the lake!

Lake vacation in Bavaria
Camping on the lake in Bavaria

Camping in Bavaria on the lake

The closest to nature is definitely on a campsite! Whether in your own tent, in a comfortable bungalow or directly in the mobile caravan. A camping vacation is an experience for the whole family. Early in the morning with a cup of coffee at the lake, watching the shallow waves and thinking about whether to curl up in the hammock today. hammock, read a book and let the soul dangle or rather play soccer and table tennis with the children. playing soccer and table tennis with the kids and then fire up the grill.

Currently we have listed some wild swimming spots with campground at the lake in :objekt on our site. Find now a suitable bathing lake with camping site.

Stay in a cottage or hotel on the lake

You long for rest and relaxation and do not want to sacrifice comfort?

Vacation homes and apartments on the lake in Bavaria are just the right thing for all nature & water lovers. Water lovers, who nevertheless do not want to do without some luxury. A vacation home is suitable especially for families and larger groups who want to spend their vacations together at the lake. Common Excursions, cook together and let the view wander over the water - that's what recreation looks like.

Vacation home on the lake in Bavaria

Bathing lakes, bathing places and outdoor swimming pools

Currently 645 swimming possibilities are listed in Bavaria. Whether at rivers, lakes or the sea or even as an open-air bath or summer bath laid out. For each bathing place you find the most important information at Swimcheck to get an get as good an overview as possible. This includes details such as beach condition, accessibility, boat rental in the vicinity, naturist nudist bathing and much more.

Beaches in Bavaria

Thanks to its coastal location, Bavaria offers numerous beaches directly by the sea. Countless beach sections and beach resorts offer a large and varied selection for all selection for all water rats and sun worshippers. You will find both the prominent beaches in the party regions as well as the more more touristy dream beaches in more remote areas. Discover now the most beautiful beaches in Bavaria!

"Water is a friendly element to him who is acquainted with it and knows how to treat it."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

FAQ

to swimming lakes Bavaria

Which is the most popular lake in Bavaria?

Among the most popular, best and most beautiful bathing lakes in Bavaria are definitely the following:

  • Chiemsee
  • Lake Starnberg
  • Ammersee
  • Lake Tegernsee
  • Eibsee
  • Lake Königssee
What is the name of the deepest lake in Bavaria?

The deepest lake in Bavaria is Lake Constance with 251.14 m depth. However, it is not completely located in Bavaria. Lake Walchen, on the other hand, is the second deepest lake in Germany at 190 m and lies entirely in the Free State.

What is the name of the largest lake in Bavaria?

The largest lake in Bavaria in terms of area is Lake Constance with 536 km². It is only partially located in Bavaria. Lake Chiemsee, on the other hand, is located entirely in Bavaria and, depending on how it is counted, is the largest or second largest lake in Bavaria with an area of 79.9 km².

Which reservoir is the largest in Bavaria?

The Forggensee (reservoir Roßhaupten) in the district Ostallgäu is the largest reservoir in Bavaria.

What lakes are there in Bavaria?

In Bavaria there are many natural lakes and quarry ponds that are suitable for nature bathing. Popular and well-known lakes are:

  • Chiemsee
  • Lake Starnberg
  • Tegernsee
  • Ammersee
  • Lake Königssee
  • Lake Altmühl
  • Lake Brombach