Five-Lake Region

The extraordinary abundance of water has always made an essential contribution to the beauty of the diverse natural landscape of the Starnberg Five-Lake Region, providing good air and invigorating the area and its people.

The Five Lakes

  • Steg in Steinebach am Wörthsee ©Tourismusverband Starnberger Fünf-Seen-Land
  • Sonnenuntergang in Ambach ©Tourismusverband Starnberger Fünf-Seen-Land
  • Segelboote vor Herrsching ©Tourismusverband Starnberger Fünf-Seen-Land
  • Blick auf Schloss Seefeld ©Tourismusverband Starnberger Fünf-Seen-Land
  • Ruderboote am Weßlinger Seeufer ©Tourismusverband Starnberger Fünf-Seen-Land

Five lakes in the area have given the region its name and each of these has its own special character. This is true of the three smaller lakes – the tranquil Wörthsee, the romantic Pilsensee and the idyllic Weßlinger See – and is also true of the two large lakes, the one more “homely”, the other more elegant. The lifestyle of the farmers and of the ruling classes have made their mark around the shores and in the surrounding countryside, which has led to the names given to these lakes by the local people: the Ammersee is known as the “Bauernsee” (Farmers’ Lake), whereas the Starnberger See is called “Fürstensee” (Princes’ Lake).

Lake Starnberg

Length          21 km
Width          2-5 km
Surface         57 km²
Max. depth   127 m
Lake trail      approx. 50 km

Lake Ammer

Length          16 km
Width          3-6 km
Surface         47 km²
Max. depth   82 m
Lake trail      approx. 50 km

Lake Wörth

Length          3,7 km
Width          2 km
Surface         4,4 km²
Max. depth   34 m
Lake trail      approx. 11 km

Lake Pilsen

Length          2,8 km
Width          1 km
Surface         2 km²
Max. depth   30 m
Lake trail      approx. 12 km

Lake Wessling

Length          600 m
Width          500 m
Surface         0,2 km²
Max. depth   12 m
Lake trail      approx. 3 km