Ammersee Tourism

Ammersee (English: Lake Ammer) is a Zungenbecken lake in Upper Bavaria, Germany, southwest of Munich between the towns of Herrsching and Dießen am Ammersee. With a surface area of approximately 47 square kilometres (18 sq mi), it is the sixth largest lake in Germany. The lake is at an elevation of 533 metres (1,749 ft), and has a maximum depth of 81 metres (266 ft). Like other Bavarian lakes, Ammersee developed as a result of the ice age glaciers melting. Ammersee is fed by the River Ammer, which flows as the Amper out of the lake. Like neighbouring Lake Starnberg, which is similar in size and shape, it is a popular location for watersports. Ammersee and the Amper are part of the ancient Celtic amber trading route leading to the Brenner Pass. The word Ammer is a 13th-century form of Amper, the Celtic *ambra, deriving from the Indo-European *ombh-, *mbh- "wet, Water". Passenger services have operated on the lake since 1879. Today they are operated by the Bayerische Seenschifffahrt company, using a mixture of historic paddle steamers and motor ships.


Find the best activities, restaurants and things to do in Ammersee, Germany. Explore Ammersee travel guide before you plan your trip here. The nearest major city to Ammersee is Munich. Munich is bestowed with interesting set of attractions like Marienplatz, Cathedral Of Our Lady, The Neue Pinakothek. A holiday in Ammersee can generally be of 1-2 days.

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  • Know the pollution level of Ammersee before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 23.76 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 14.84 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 35.22 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 14.69 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 14.06 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 16.3 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 15.89 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 14.1 (Very Low)
  • How safe is Ammersee for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Ammersee.

    • Burglary and Theft 15.26 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 12.09 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 9.91 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 14.13 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 9.13 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 14.18 (Very Low)
    • Attacks 18.9 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 18.99 (Very Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 94.3 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 79.56 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 21.39 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 22.05 (Low)
  • Quality of Life Index of Ammersee is 183.62 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 83.23 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 75.98 (High)
    • Pollution Index 23.19 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 33.74 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 73.19 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 78.24 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 16.66 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 104.23 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Ammersee

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.11 USD
    • International Movie per seat 13.24 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 36.08 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 91.56 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 87.01 USD

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