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The Tegernsee is a Zungenbecken lake in the Bavarian Alps in southern Germany. The lake is the centre of a popular recreation area 50 kilometres (31 mi) south-east of Munich. Resorts on the lake include the eponymous Tegernsee, as well as Bad Wiessee, Kreuth, Gmund, and Rottach-Egern.
Wallberg above the lake
|Primary inflows||Weißach, Rottach, Alpbach, Söllbach, Breitenbach, Zeisselbach|
|Catchment area||212 km2 (82 sq mi)|
|Max. length||6.5 km (4.0 mi)|
|Max. width||1.4 km (0.87 mi)|
|Surface area||8.934 km2 (3.449 sq mi)|
|Average depth||36.3 m (119 ft)|
|Max. depth||72.6 m (238 ft)|
|Water volume||324×106 m3 (11.4×109 cu ft)|
|Residence time||1.28 years|
|Surface elevation||725.50 m (2,380.2 ft)|
|Islands||Ringsee-Insel (1,940 m²)|
|Settlements||Tegernsee, Bad Wiessee|
The lake is some 6.5 kilometres (4.0 mi) in length, with a width of 1.4 kilometres (0.87 mi) and an area of 8.934 square kilometres (3.449 sq mi). It reaches a maximum depth of 72.6 metres (238 ft), with an average depth of 36.3 metres (119 ft), and the normal water level is 725.5 metres (2,380 ft) above sea level. The lake flows into the River Mangfall, a tributary of the River Inn and thence the River Danube.
The area around the lake is linked to Munich by rail through trains of the Bayerische Oberlandbahn, which, in the final part of their journey, travel over the tracks of the privately owned Tegernsee-Bahn. Pleasure boat services serve several points on the lake, and are operated by boats of the Bayerische Seenschifffahrt company.
- Media related to Tegernsee (See) at Wikimedia Commons
- Nixdorf, B.; et al. (2004), "Tegernsee (lake)", Dokumentation von Zustand und Entwicklung der wichtigsten Seen Deutschlands (in German), Berlin: Umweltbundesamt, p. 84
- Tourism information for Lake Tegernsee
- Information and webcam about Lake Tegernsee
- Tourism website for Lake Tegernsee