Forggensee

Forggensee, Schwangau: Address, Phone Number, Forggensee Reviews: 4.5/5

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paulcheeweh
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia596 contributions
Oct 2019
15mins drive from Neuschwanstein castle is Forggensee, we stopped by the area with free parking space where there were many house-on-wheels parked either temporarily or permanently. then stayed on one of the benches while waiting for the sunset, you can see the castle from a distance, people do fishing, swimming and boating around the lake.
Written October 21, 2019
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Sybille C
Nieder-Olm, Germany30 contributions
Sep 2019
You can walk around this lake - takes about 90 minutes. It is absolutely stunning. A bit touristy, but definitely worthwhile.
Written September 27, 2019
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Claire S
Douglas, UK26 contributions
Sep 2019 • Solo
What a wonderful afternoon spent cycling around the lake on the paths signposted.
Not for the faint hearted though - I would suggest average people rent an eBike to make it less painful. It’s not as easy as you think - not flat and seldom actually close to the lake.
Beautiful scenery though - well worth an afternoon - took me 4 hours and I got some nice photos.
Written September 25, 2019
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native-travels
Astoria, NY349 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
We went on a beautiful afternoon in late July. There were very few people. The water was clear and cool and made for a great swim. Not far from the nearby town, it’s definitely worth a stop.
Written July 22, 2019
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Giridhar K
Dubai, United Arab Emirates47 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
After a visit to the mesmerizing Neushwanstein Castle, just took a taxi for 10 min drive to Forggensee. It was out of the world. I understand its a artificial lake, but so well maintained with ducks and swans and a walking path along. The houses are so beautiful and a good restaurant to sip some relaxed coffee. The best for us was it just rained and stopped and the sun came out, the light was awesome and was photograher's delight. There is a good play area too for kids.
Written July 18, 2019
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yayaya123
Ireland48 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
Had a great few hours cycling leisurely around the lake with beautiful scenery, definitely recommended if you are staying in the area.
Written July 17, 2019
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PaulB
Maastricht, The Netherlands2,284 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
The Forggensee is a reservoir in the German state of Bavaria. The lake is located just north of Füssen.
The artificial lake was taken into use 1954.
Normally the surface of the lake is approx. 15 square km.
But this Summer, the lake was almost dry because of a lack of rainfall.
It was quite a sad sight and therefore not much to do on and around the lake.
Written September 24, 2018
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Carlito Tabor
New York City, NY2,099 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
This lake has no water in it as of September 2018. What a bummer. No pictures. 3 stars for the water level and whatever led to this disaster on the area. No Ferris. No water sports. Obviously.
Written September 21, 2018
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Monty458
Noosaville, Australia222 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
Alice Springs in Central Australia has the Todd River running through its centre. Every year they hold the Todd River boat race. As the Todd River is generally bone dry, this requires rowers to use their legs rather than their arms for propulsion, with legs protruding through the bottom of the boats.

If you are thinking of taking a cruise on Lake Forggensee on the MS Fussen, make sure you wear your running shoes and prepare yourself for some vigorous activity. Remove all thoughts of gently lapping water, water birds and views of lakeside castles. Put your seasickness tablets away.

Lake Forggensee Is the fifth largest lake in Bavaria with a surface area of 15.2 sq kms but it is dry in the Autumn and Winter months as the water is used to generate hydroelectric power. There is a dam at the Northern end of the lake which has sprung a leak without a Dutch boy’s finger in sight. Last year, the powers that be, decided not to totally fill the lake with the snow melt from the mountains so they could repair the dam. As a consequence the normal lake cruising season of early May to mid October was drastically shortened so when we visited the lake in mid September the cruise ship was high and dry. Our attempt to crew the ship with 50 able runners failed as did our cruise on the lake.

I’m sure it makes for a delightful day’s cruising when there is water in the lake.
Written September 14, 2018
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Stefan G
10 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
The lake is at a nice location, you see Schloß Neuschwanstein in the background and there is an ancient roman bridge inside of it. However you need to know that it has a reduced water level during certain months in the year as it is a reservoir lake. When we were there in May 2018, it was even almost entirely empty due to repairs at the barrage.
Written July 25, 2018
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