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Regal majesty: Lake Chiemsee, Lake Tegernsee, Lake Königssee

The mythical qualities of Lake Chiemsee are inextricably linked with one man: fairytale King Ludwig II. Visitors to Herrenchiemsee island can follow in the Bavarian king's footsteps and visit one of his most beautiful castles. The other, smaller island - Frauenchiemsee - has a Benedictine abbey with a 1,200-year history.
Lake Tegernsee's awe-inspiring mountain setting makes it a magnet for nature lovers and amateur photographers. The quality of its drinking water and its iodine-sulphur springs make it a favourite with wellness visitors too.
With its famous echo, emerald-green water and fjord-like appearance, Lake Königssee is one of the highlights of the Berchtesgaden Alpine National Park.

Experience it for yourself: the Starnberg 5 lakes area

Windsurfers, divers, waterskiers and sailors all adore the Starnberg 5 lakes area with its waterside that stretches 100 kilometres. Chic sporty types tend to favour Lake Starnberg and Lake Ammersee, which have elegant cafés and restaurants. Those who prefer real peace and quiet find Lake Wörthsee, Lake Pilsensee and Lake Wessling more to their taste.
From the two motor launches in Füssen offering scheduled services on Lake Forggensee, visitors can enjoy the magnificent mountain panorama and views of the famous castles, Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau.

Go for it: the Franconian lakeland area

The Franconian lakeland area south of Nuremberg is a refreshing holiday area offering water sports sans frontières. Lake Altmühlsee, Lake Rothsee and Lake Brombachsee are all excellent for swimming and diving, sailing, windsurfing, boating and angling. A trip on Europe's biggest trimaran is one experience you will never forget.
Water fun and games are also on the programme in the Upper Palatinate lakeland area. Lake Steinberg, Lake Murner See and Lake Brückelsee all offer perfect conditions for traditional water sports. Or maybe you'd like a bit of a rest?  Eastern Bavaria's spa resorts - Bad Abbach, Bad Birnbaum, Bad Füssing, Bad Gögging and Bad Griesbach - offer everything you need to let your body and mind unwind.

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