A Day At The Lake

17 Jan

After weeks of gray skies and snow, the sun is finally back. It may be a bit too early to head to the beach, but while passing through the southern Bavarian city of Prien last weekend, I did make it out the region’s largest lake – Chiemsee.

Halfway between Munich and Salzburg, this large lake lies at the foot of the Alps. On a warmer day, I would have gladly taken a dip in the crystal clear waters. However, with temperatures barely above freezing, I opted for a relaxing walk and soaked up some winter sun. The lake is officially known as the Chiemsee (“der See” is the German word for lake), but as the region’s largest lake, it is also sometimes called the “Bavarian Sea.”

As always, here are a few pictures to boost your imagination!



4 Responses to “A Day At The Lake”

  1. Karl January 17, 2011 at 7:52 pm #

    Quite interesting.

  2. Peru En RoUte January 18, 2011 at 9:52 pm #

    Is it possible to practice any water sports on the “Bavarina Sea”?

    • bavariaundercover January 19, 2011 at 9:11 pm #

      Things were pretty calm when I was there, but it looked like during the summertime you could rent boats and there are beaches around for swimming. I think there must be more options during the summer when things are in full swing. There is also a castle on an island in the middle of the lake that you can visit.

  3. btlau February 7, 2011 at 10:46 am #

    very nice, I was out on a strip of promenade with the glistening sea for a stroll with my dog, and it was very nice

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