Staffelsee from the east
|Location||Murnau am Staffelsee, Garmisch-Partenkirchen|
|Primary inflows||River Ach|
|Primary outflows||River Ach|
|Catchment area||80.66 km2 (31.14 sq mi)|
|Max. length||9.575 kilometres (5.950 mi)|
|Max. width||6.838 kilometres (4.249 mi)|
|Surface area||7.66 square kilometres (2.96 sq mi)|
|Average depth||9.8 metres (32 ft)|
|Max. depth||39.4 metres (129 ft)|
|Water volume||74.88×106 m3 (60,710 acre⋅ft)|
|Shore length1||19.31 kilometres (12.00 mi)|
|Surface elevation||649 metres (2,129 ft)|
|1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.|
The Staffelsee is a lake in the Garmisch-Partenkirchen district of Bavaria, Germany. The settlements of Murnau, Seehausen and Uffing lie on its shores. Within its 7 km2 (2.7 sq mi) area lie seven islands, the largest and only inhabited of which is Wörth. Wörth was the site of Staffelsee Abbey, a Carolingian monastery founded in the 8th century and dissolved in the 11th century.
Boat trips aboard the MS Seehausen (built 2009) connect the landing stages of Seehausen, Uffing and Achele (Murnau) between April and October. The surface of the lake is, on average, 649 metres (2,129 ft) above sea level, and at its deepest it is around 40 metres (130 ft) deep.
The northeastern part of the lake is known as Untersee, the southeastern part as Stegsee and the southewestern part as Obersee (see map below).
- "Dokumentation von Zustand und Entwicklung der wichtigsten Seen Deutschlands: Teil 11 Bayern" (PDF) (in German). Retrieved 22 October 2012.
- BY 7: Ammergebirge Ost, Pürschling. Hörnle (Map). 1:25000. Alpenvereinskarte Bayerische Alpen. Deutscher Alpenverein. 2009.
- "Schiffart auf dem Staffelsee". Retrieved 22 October 2012.
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