Lake Chiemsee, © Bauer


Reifinger See lake, © Tourist-Information Grassau | Niederbuchner
Reifinger See lake

Reifinger See lake

Let yourself relax and enjoy the spectacular scenery while taking a dip in Reifinger See. The leisure area allows both locals and guests to bathe, sun themselves and relax. And it’s all free-of-charge!
The lake’s surface area is 20 000 m² and it was designed in the form of a butterfly. The lake is constantly supplied with fresh water from the Tiroler Ache ground water current and as such the water quality is excellent. The depth varies from 8 to 10 metres depending on the water level.
Our bathing lake has a beautiful meadow for sunbathing with a view of the mountains, a jetty, an area for non-swimmers, a children’s bathing area, a wooden water and mud construction for children, a small raft and an iceberg in the lake to guarantee fun in the sun.
The cafe sells drinks, ice cream and small snacks to swimmers and visitors and provides outdoor seating for approx. 35 people. There is seating for approx. 30 people inside.
The bathing area is easily accessible by bike from Grassau. If you come by car you can park at the large designated car park (free-of-charge) off the Pettendorfer Straße (district road TS 45). There is a path around the lake. There is full disabled access at Reifinger See.

Lake Chiemsee

Chiemsee, also referred to as the „Bavarian sea“, is the largest lake in Bavaria with a surface area of 79.9 km² and after Bodensee and Müritz the third largest lake in Germany.
Chiemsee is only 8 km from Grassau and easily accessible by car, bicycle and in summer by bus.
The largest island in Chiemsee is the Herreninsel. It is world famous due to the Bavarian fairy-tale king Ludwig II and the construction of the castle, a copy of Versailles. Today we can view a fairy-tale castle with wonderful gardens.
The smaller Fraueninsel with a large monastery has always been a place of inspiration for artists. And today small galleries, shops and workshops present art and handicrafts. Several fishers from the island sell fresh grilled fish on a stick (Steckerlfisch) to the guests.
There is a regular ship service to both islands from the harbours Prien/Stock and Gstadt. In summer the steamboats are in operation from the departure terminals Bernau/Felden, Feldwies, Chieming and Seebruck.

If you wish to go bathing or swimming we can recommend the beaches in Bernau/Felden and Übersee/Feldwies, both are easily accessible by bike from Grassau und Rottau. There is also a kilometre long natural sandy beach in Übersee/Feldwies.
At several locations there are sailing schools, surfing schools, boat rental companies and departure terminals for the Chiemsee ship company to the Herreninsel and Fraueninsel. The course offers include introductory trial sailing, intensive sailing training, weekend sailing courses, sports boat licence courses etc. The Bernau sailing school offers a special highlight – sunset and night sailing.