Schliersee (lake)

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Schliersee
Schliersee-1.jpg
As seen from Mount Jägerkamp
Location Upper Bavaria
Coordinates 47°43′19″N 11°51′45″E / 47.72194°N 11.86250°E / 47.72194; 11.86250Coordinates: 47°43′19″N 11°51′45″E / 47.72194°N 11.86250°E / 47.72194; 11.86250
Basin countries Germany
Max. length 2.3 km (1.4 mi)
Max. width 1.3 km (0.81 mi)
Surface area 2.241 km2 (0.865 sq mi)
Average depth 20 m (66 ft)
Max. depth 40 m (130 ft)
Surface elevation 777 m (2,549 ft)
Islands 1 (Wörth island)
Settlements Schliersee
Location within Germany and Bavaria

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.

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.

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