Lake Schrecksee, Allgäu Alps, Bavaria, Germany
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Info. Lake Schrecksee in the Allgäu Alps, Bavaria, Germany
Lake Schrecksee in Bavaria is one of Germany’s most beautiful alpine lakes. It is surrounded by stunning peaks in the Allgäu mountains, part of the Northern Limestone Alps, just a few hundred metres from the Austrian border. At 1,813 metres above sea level, it is also among the highest alpine lakes in Germany. It can be quite difficult to reach – a hike here will take about six to eight hours – but the views are worth the effort. You can cool off with a swim in the turquoise lake, which has a small island in the middle.