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Location Chiemsee.PNG
Location Bavaria
Coordinates 47°53′24″N 12°28′12″E / 47.89000°N 12.47000°E / 47.89000; 12.47000Coordinates: 47°53′24″N 12°28′12″E / 47.89000°N 12.47000°E / 47.89000; 12.47000
Type Natural lake
Primary inflows Großache, Prien
Primary outflows Alz
Basin countries Germany
Surface area 79.9 km2 (30.8 sq mi)
Max. depth 72.7 m (239 ft)
Water volume 2,048×10^6 m3 (72.3×10^9 cu ft)
Shore length1 63.96 km (39.74 mi)
Surface elevation 518.19 m (1,700.1 ft)
Islands Herreninsel, Fraueninsel, Krautinsel, Schalch
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Chiemsee (German pronunciation: [ˈkiːmzeː]) is a natural freshwater lake in Bavaria,[1] Germany, near Rosenheim. It is often called "the Bavarian Sea".

The rivers Großache and Prien flow into the lake from the south, and the river Alz flows out towards the north. The Alz flows into the Inn which then merges with the Danube. The Chiemsee is divided into the bigger, north section, in the northeast, called Weitsee, and the Inselsee, in the southwest.

The Chiemgau, the region surrounding the Chiemsee, is a famous recreation area.

References[change | change source]

  1.  Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Chiemsee". Encyclopædia Britannica. 6 (Eleventh ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 132.