Staffelsee

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Staffelsee
Staffelsee I.JPG
Staffelsee from the east
Location Murnau am Staffelsee, Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Coordinates 47°41′20″N 11°09′47″E / 47.689°N 11.163°E / 47.689; 11.163Coordinates: 47°41′20″N 11°09′47″E / 47.689°N 11.163°E / 47.689; 11.163
Primary inflows River Ach
Primary outflows River Ach
Catchment area 80.66 km2 (31.14 sq mi)[1]
Basin countries Germany
Max. length 9.575 kilometres (5.950 mi)[1]
Max. width 6.838 kilometres (4.249 mi)[1]
Surface area 7.66 square kilometres (2.96 sq mi)[1]
Average depth 9.8 metres (32 ft)[1]
Max. depth 39.4 metres (129 ft)[1]
Water volume 74.88×10^6 m3 (60,710 acre⋅ft)[1]
Shore length1 19.31 kilometres (12.00 mi)[1]
Surface elevation 649 metres (2,129 ft)[2]
Islands 7[3]
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 major islands, the largest of which is Wörth. Boat trips aboard the MS Seehausen (built 2009) connect the landing stages of Seehausen, Uffing and Achele (Murnau) between April and October.[3] The surface of the lake is, on average, 649 metres (2,129 ft) above sea level,[2] and at its deepest it is around 40 metres (130 ft) deep.[1]

The main inflow and outflow of the lake is the River Ach, which enters from the west and departs to the north.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Dokumentation von Zustand und Entwicklung der wichtigsten Seen Deutschlands: Teil 11 Bayern" (PDF) (in German). Retrieved 22 October 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c BY 7: Ammergebirge Ost, Pürschling. Hörnle (Map). 1:25000. Alpenvereinskarte Bayerische Alpen. Deutscher Alpenverein. 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "Schiffart auf dem Staffelsee". Retrieved 22 October 2012.