The Chiemsee – The Bavarian Sea
Chiemsee it is! The last day of 2020 we didn’t want to miss the opportunity and took a trip to the Chiemsee. Because, the largest lake in Bavaria is always worth a visit, whatsoever temperature or weather.
OK, when it is raining cats and dogs it might not be the best condition. Meaning, when it is cold, zero C degrees and cloudy, or sunny with 25 C, it does not really matter as the scenery is beautiful.
You can go for a wonderful walk around the Chiemsee, take photos, or sailing during the warmer season. Taking a stroll through the the beautiful villages on the shores of the lake, where one can see so many neaty things.
The “Bavarian Sea”.
The Chiemsee is often called the “Bavarian Sea”. Being the third largest lake in Germany the Chiemsee gives a bit the impression one is standing at the shore of ‘an ocean’. So vast is the Chiemsee and so sublime it in the middle of an enchanting landscape in front of a magnificent panorama and Alps nearby.
|Districts:||Traunstein and Rosenheim|
|Neighboring locations:||Tiroler Achen, Prien, Runst, Grabenstätter Mühlbach, Krebsbach, Lohbach, Lienzinger Bach, Mühlbach, Mühlbach, Kleebach, Bauerlbach, Moosbach, Bernauer Achen, Neumühler Bach, Neue Rott, Alte Rott, Überseer Bach|
|Maximum depth:||73.4 m|
|Islands:||Herreninsel, Fraueninsel, Krautinsel|
|Places on the Chiemsee:||Prien am Chiemsee, Breitbrunn am Chiemsee, Gstadt am Chiemsee, Seebruck, Chieming, Bernau am Chiemsee, Übersee (Chiemgau) Seebruck|
Chiemsee Photography Tour
After an 80 km drive through idyllic villages and beautiful landscapes we reached Seebruck, the second largest place and municipality of Seeon-Seebruck in the Upper Bavarian district of Traunstein with a population of around 1,000 residents.
The dogs were eager to jump out the car and ‘investigate’ all the new ‘traces and trails’.We strolled through the neat village along the Chiemsee. Of course I was ‘armed’ with my camera and ready for the perfect shot.
The place had an important role during the rule of the Roman Empire early 50 AD. Here was a fortified bridgehead for the long-distance travel route from Salzburg to Augsburg (today’s Via Julia). Historical relicts and other findings from this time can be seen in the Roman museum “Bedaium”.
The Chiemsee Park
Lido in Seebruck, which is popular in the warm seasons, is also a place to linger in winter, watching the swans and other water birds. Some photographers take the chance just like me, to capture the cloudy sunset at the Chiemsee.
Quite happy and very hungry we headed back and decided being a bit naughty and ordered on the move, “the last pizza in 2020”. We also decided coming back in spring for the next excursion and photoshooting.
A Happy New Year 2021. Stay safe and healthy.