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Aerial image of Lake Simssee (view from the southwest).jpg
Simssee is located in Bavaria
LocationAlpine foothills, Bavaria
Coordinates47°52′22″N 12°14′22″E / 47.87278°N 12.23944°E / 47.87278; 12.23944Coordinates: 47°52′22″N 12°14′22″E / 47.87278°N 12.23944°E / 47.87278; 12.23944
Primary inflowsThalkirchner Achen, Antworter Achen, Weidmoos-Graben
Primary outflowsSims
Basin countriesGermany
Surface area6.5 km2 (2.5 sq mi)
Average depth13.41 m (44.0 ft)
Max. depth22 m (72 ft)
Water volume8,700,000 m3 (310,000,000 cu ft)
Shore length114 km (8.7 mi)
Surface elevation470.1 m (1,542 ft)
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Simssee is a lake in the Alpine foothills, Bavaria, Germany. At an elevation of 470.1 metres, its surface area is 6.5 km² making it the largest lake in the Rosenheim district. The maximum depth of the lake is 22.5 m. It drains into the river Sims. The retention period of the Simssee is about one and a half years and its catchment area covers 59.51 km².

It is the last remain of Lake Rosenheim, which stretched over the area at the end of the Würm glaciation.

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  • Nixdorf, B.; et al. (2004), "Pilsensee", Dokumentation von Zustand und Entwicklung der wichtigsten Seen Deutschlands (in German), Berlin: Umweltbundesamt, p. 67