Lake Chiem

Quick Facts: Lake Chiem
Country: Germany
Alternative name: Chiemsee (german)
Shore length: 63.96 km
Surface area: 79.9 km²
Max. depth: 72.7 m
Water volume: 2.048 mio m³
Surface elevation: 518.19 m
Type: natural freshwater lake

Lake Chiem or Chiemsee (German) is the largest lake in Bavaria, Germany. It lies about 40 miles (64 km) southeast of Munich and about 30 miles (48 km) west of Salzburg, Austria. The Lake Chiem covers an area of 31 square miles (80 sq km) and is 1,600 feet (488 meters) above sea level. The lake is drained by the Alz, a tributary of the Inn River. There are three islands in the lake: Herreninsel (with a castle built by King Louis II of Bavaria), Fraueninsel, and Krautinsel.

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