Walchensee or Lake Walchen is one of the deepest and largest alpine lakes in Germany, with a maximum depth of 192.3 metres (631 ft) and an area of 16.4 square kilometres (6.3 sq mi). The lake is 75 kilometres (47 mi) south of Munich in the middle of the Bavarian Alps. Walchensee fills a tectonic valley, part of the Bayerisches Synklinorium (Bavarian Syncline) and from rocks of the Triassic period. The extreme depth of the lake is the result of this tectonic formation. The creation of the lake from the forces of mountain building indicate that Walchensee could be one of the oldest lakes in Germany. During the ice age, the Isar–Loisach glacier repeatedly left its mark on the morphology of the area and thereby the Walchensee. Like other large lakes Walchensee plays a major role is tourism for the region. Enthusiasts of windsurfing and sailing take advantage of the continuous thermal winds of the summer months. In addition to the usual activities, such as swimming and hiking, those seeking recreation in the winter months can hike and cross country ski in the surrounding mountains.

Region: Bayern
City: Jachenau

Distance: 11.56 km
Elevation Gain: 92 m
Elevation Loss: 58 m
Difficulty: 61 (Easy)
FIETS Index: 0.1 FIETS
Avg Grade: 2.22 %
Max cat climb: 5
Min elevation: 773 m
Max elevation: 819 m
Ride Category: Rollers

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