Kirchsee in January
|Surface area||0.42 km2 (0.16 sq mi)|
|Max. depth||16 m (52 ft)|
|Surface elevation||699 m (2,293 ft)|
The moor lake which has a maximum depth of 16 m is part of the Ellbach- und Kirchseemoor Naturschutzgebiet (nature reserve) and is a popular bathing water and recreation area for the region and Munich. The lake is certified according to the EU directive for bathing waters, has an excellent water quality (German grade Güteklasse I), and is supplied with relatively warm moor water. The north shore has two bathing areas, a kiosk and toilets as well as a chargeable parking site. The south shore has a bathing area which is only accessible on foot or by bike after a 20 minutes walk (1.6 km (0.99 mi)) from the Kloster Reutberg monastery, which also has a parking site. In winter, the lake is a popular meeting place for ice skating und curling.
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