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Freibergsee

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  • Lake "Freibergsee"
    / Lake "Freibergsee"
    Photo: Anna Fischer, Outdooractive Editors
  • / Der Freibergsee im Winter
    Photo: Hartmut Wimmer, ADAC Wanderführer
  • / Freibergsee
    Photo: Hartmut Wimmer, Outdooractive Editors
  • / Freibergsee
    Photo: Hartmut Wimmer, Outdooractive Editors
  • / Blick auf den Freibergsee
    Photo: Hartmut Wimmer, ADAC Wanderführer
  • / Blick auf den Freibergsee
    Photo: Hartmut Wimmer, Outdooractive Editors

Lake in the Oberallgäu with a well known legend

Nowadays, the "Freibergsee" near Oberstdorf lies in quiet solitude. Once upon a time, however, there used to be a beautiful, fertile meadow, which belonged to two young ladies. They lived in constant quarrels because of this property. One day, they were busy on the meadow with harvesting hay. Because she hated the work one of the ladies spoke a curse: "I wished that the whole meadow lowered and was flooded with water!" The following night, a terrible thunderstorm arose and the meadow sank into the depths. In the morning, the meadow had been replaced by lake, and the remains of the harvested hay were still floating upon the water's surface.

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Claudia Stalze
Updated: January 24, 2020

Coordinates

DD
47.382486, 10.265758
DMS
47°22'56.9"N 10°15'56.7"E
UTM
32T 595540 5248446
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