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The Eibsee lake

In the water and on the water, on land, and in the mountains – at the Eibsee lake, you have diverse options for enjoying the summer. Absolutely unique: the crystal-clear Eibsee at the base of the Zugspitze, 1,000 m (3281 ft.) above sea level. Embedded in a magnificent Alpine panorama and beautiful in every season. A day at the Eibsee is the highlight of a vacation in the Zugspitze Region.
The Eibsee lake is located around 13 km (8 mi.) southwest of the center of Garmisch-Partenkirchen beneath the Zugspitze mountain in the Wetterstein range in Bavaria. It part of Zugspitze Village Grainau and is privately owned by the family that owns the Eibsee Hotel. With its clear, emerald green water, it is truly one of the most beautiful lakes in the Bavarian Alps.

Currently open
Lake restaurant Eibsee Pavillon (10am – 06pm) Ja
Beer garden by the lake Ja
Boat & SUP rental Ja
Motorboat Reserl Ja
Souvenir Shop (11 am- 05pm) Ja
Ice shack by the lake Ja
Lodge Eibsee-Alm (10am – 06pm) Ja
Eibsee-Shop / cable car valley station Ja
The EIBSEE-HOTEL resort is open for hotelguests only

32.5 m (107 ft.) deep, greatest length 2450 m (8038 ft.), greatest width 850 m (2789 ft.), circumference 8.800 m (28,871 ft.), surface area 1,796 km² (693 mi2)

8 islands

  • Maximiliansinsel
  • Schönbühl
  • Braxeninsel
  • Sasseninsel
  • Steinbühl
  • Alpenbühl
  • Ludwigsinsel
  • Scheibeninsel

Water temperature: 21°C

Aktuelles Bild der Webcam des EIBSEE Hotels


Loop trail

The Eibsee loop trail is known to be one of the most beautiful walks in all of Bavaria and has been described as “balm for the soul” by many a hiking guide.

The trail of 7.5 km (4.7 mi.) starts at the parking lot in front of the EIBSEE-HOTEL and is best hiked in a counter-clockwise direction.

While walking along the northern shore, hikers can enjoy breathtaking views of the emerald-green waters of the picturesque Eibsee against the backdrop of the imposing cliffs and summit of the Zugspitze.

Public parking
There is public parking available at the Eibsee, only 100 m (328 ft.) from the lake (7:00 AM to 10:00 PM).

Car, 1 day: € 4,00
Car, 5am – 9:30am: € 2,00
Car, 6pm – 10pm: € 2,50
Please note that there is a height limit of 2.10 m (6.9 ft.) and that parking is prohibited from 10:00 PM to 7:00 AM.

There is no parking available for camping vehicles (RVs, trailers, etc.).

Tour bus parking

Tour bus € 15,00

You can obtain the token coin for the tour bus parking lot at the reception desk of the EIBSEE-HOTEL. If the tour group has a meal or snacks at the Eibsee-Pavillon Lake Restaurant with a minimum total bill of € 100.00 per parking slip, we will reimburse you for the parking fee of € 15.00

How to find us
If you are coming by car from Munich, you can take the A95 freeway and reach us in a little over an hour by driving to Garmisch-Partenkirchen and then approx. 10 minutes to Grainau.
  • The Zugspitzbahn cogwheel train and cable car station is 100 m (328 ft.) from us
  • Grainau: 3 km (1.9 mi.)
  • Garmisch-Partenkirchen: 11 km (6.8 mi.)
  • Füssen (Schloss Neuschwanstein castle): 62 km (38.5 mi.)
  • Innsbruck, Austria: 63 km (39 mi.)
  • Munich: 95 km (59 mi.)

Public transport:

  • The blue EIBSEE bus services Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Grainau, and the Eibsee lake – the bus stop is 100 m (328 ft.) from the lake.
  • The Bayerische Zugspitzbahn BZB trains stop in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Grainau, at the Eibsee lake, and at the top of the Zugspitze) – the Zugspitzbahnhof cogwheel train and cable car station is 300 m (984 ft.) from the lake.

The “GrainauCard” lets you use the Eibsee bus and the BZB trains running between Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Eibsee free of charge!