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View of the lake Eibsee from the Zugspitze
Location Bavaria
Coordinates 47°27′28″N 10°58′23″E / 47.45778°N 10.97306°E / 47.45778; 10.97306Coordinates: 47°27′28″N 10°58′23″E / 47.45778°N 10.97306°E / 47.45778; 10.97306
Primary inflows Kotbach, Weiterbach
Catchment area 13.39 km2 (5.17 sq mi)
Basin countries Germany
Max. length 3.15 km (1.96 mi)
Max. width 0.56 km (0.35 mi)
Surface area 177.4 ha (438 acres)
Average depth 12.2 m (40 ft)
Max. depth 35.4 m (116 ft)
Water volume 21,610,000 m3 (763,000,000 cu ft)
Shore length1 8.06 km (5.01 mi)
Surface elevation 973.28 m (3,193.2 ft)
Islands 8 (Almbichl, Ludwigsinsel, Scheibeninsel, Maximiliansinsel, Schönbichl, Braxeninsel, Sasseninsel, Steinbichl)
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Eibsee is a lake in Bavaria, Germany, 9 km southwest of Garmisch-Partenkirchen and roughly 100 km southwest of Munich. At an elevation of 973.28 m, its surface area is 177.4 ha. Eibsee lies at the base of the Zugspitze (2950 meters above sea level), Germany's highest mountain.

As of May 2010, trains from Munich to Garmisch-Partenkirchen leave roughly once an hour and the trip takes about an hour and a half.[1] Buses travel regularly from the train station in Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Eibsee.[2] A valid train ticket can often be used to ride the bus.[3]

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  1. ^ eCommerce, Deutsche Bahn AG, Unternehmensbereich Personenverkehr, Marketing. "bahn.de - Ihr Mobilitätsportal für Reisen, Bahn, Urlaub, Hotels, Städtereisen und Mietwagen". www.bahn.de. Retrieved 15 June 2017. 
  2. ^ de:Verkehrsgemeinschaft Garmisch-Partenkirchen
  3. ^ "Discover the region with the Bayern-Ticket" Bahn.de

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