Schliersee (lake)

Schliersee is a natural lake in Upper Bavaria in the Bavarian Alps. It is located next to the small town of Schliersee in the Miesbach district.

As seen from Mount Jägerkamp
LocationUpper Bavaria
Coordinates47°43′19″N 11°51′45″E
Primary outflowsSchlierach
Basin countriesGermany
Max. length2.3 km (1.4 mi)
Max. width1.3 km (0.81 mi)
Surface area2.241 km2 (0.865 sq mi)
Average depth20 m (66 ft)
Max. depth40 m (130 ft)
Surface elevation777 m (2,549 ft)
Islands1 (Wörth island)

The lake has a surface of 2.241 square kilometres (0.865 sq mi) at an elevation of 777 metres (2,549 ft) AMSL, expanding 2.3 kilometres (1.4 mi) by 1.3 kilometres (0.81 mi) maximum. The average depth is 20 metres (66 ft) The maximum depth is 40 metres (130 ft). The only island is Wörth island, located almost in the middle of the lake.

The lake is named for the monastery Kloster Schliersee ("Sliersee"), established in 779 at Kirchbichl nearby Westenhofen.

See also

  • Nixdorf, B.; et al. (2004), "Schliersee", Dokumentation von Zustand und Entwicklung der wichtigsten Seen Deutschlands (in German), Berlin: Umweltbundesamt, p. 63

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