Eibsee is a German lake and is arguably one of the best lakes in Bavaria. It sits at the foot of the Zugspitze (Germany's tallest mountain) and lies just a short 5 1/2 miles southwest of Garmisch. There's a trail that wraps around the entire lake (it's about 5 miles long) and takes about two hours to walk around. There's breathtaking views, pebble beaches and the water is crystal-clear -- it varies from deep blue to turquoise.
My favorite thing to do is ride my bike all the way around and after I'm all hot and sweaty, I take a dip in the cold water to cool down. Then I lay out in the sun to dry off and get my tan on! There's a little island in the middle of the lake and you can rent a paddle boat or a canoe -- which I have yet to do, but definitely plan on doing sometime soon. There's also a cafe and even a hotel.
These pictures are actually from my very first visit to Garmisch and Eibsee, back in July 2011. I never blogged about it, so I figured this post was long over due!
Eibsee is absolutely stunning when the sun is setting. I'd love to go in the morning and see it at sunrise.
Happy Sunday, friends.
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