If you want to go to Lake Walchen, you should plan an hour's drive from Munich. With its 16.4 kilometres of surface area and a maximum depth of about 190 metres, it’s not only one of the largest but also one of the deepest Alpine lakes in Germany. It owes its nickname "Bavarian Caribbean" to its turquoise blue colour.
The special location of the lake ensures that the surrounding south-facing slopes heat up strongly on sunny days, creating stable thermals in the summer. This not only pleases the wind and kite surfers, but sailors also get their money's worth. The local sailing clubs and surf schools offer a wide range of courses as well as boat, board and equipment rentals.
Lake Walchen with its imposing mountain backdrop is also an ideal place for anglers and sport fishermen. The fishing season starts at the beginning of March and goes until the end of September. During this time, fishing is permitted directly from the shore and from sailboats, pedal boats or rowboats. You must adhere to the fish restrictions and limits for char, whitefish and trout.
There are many myths and legends surrounding Lake Walchen, which particularly attract divers from all over the world. The stories range from sunken gold treasure to a huge “waller” that is said to live at the bottom of the lake. Above all, however, a fascinating underwater world with extraordinary rock formations, overhangs and a great variety of fish can be discovered here.