Share
Bookmark
Plan a route here
Lake

Rottachsee

Lake · Allgäu
Responsible for this content
Kempten Tourismus Verified partner  Explorers Choice 
  • Ausblick auf den Rottachsee
    / Ausblick auf den Rottachsee
    Photo: Kempten Tourismus

Do as you please: sailing, fishing, bathing or surfing. As the largest bathing lake in the Oberallgäu, all possibilities are open to you at "Rottachsee" in the community of Sulzberg...

The "Rottachsee" is so harmoniously embedded in the ups and downs of the Allgäu landscape that it gives the impression – like most of its "neighbours" within the Allgäu lake landscape – that it is a product of the melting glaciers from the last ice age. However, it is one of the youngest reservoirs in Bavaria. Only dammed since 1992 on an area of 300 ha, it provides a water balance of Iller and Danube in extreme dry and rainy periods.

In the meantime, the "Rottachsee" has developed into a popular water paradise for swimmers, sailors, surfers, divers and anglers. On both sides of its banks spacious leisure facilities with sanitary facilities, changing rooms, kiosk, beach volleyball court (ball rental at the kiosk), play areas and boat moorings have been set up. The water reaches a pleasant 23°C in summer. The lake shore consists of meadow and gravel and goes flat into the water.

At the same time new habitats for animals and plants have been created in ecologically protected areas. Islands, shallow water zones and deep water areas in close interlocking form a mosaic of different locations and thus a prerequisite for diverse biocoenoses between flora and fauna.

The almost 15 km long hiking and cycling trail invites you to take an extensive walk or a short bicycle tour around the lake.

outdooractive.com User
Author
Tourist Information Kempten
Updated: September 10, 2019

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Routes through this place

Type
Name
Distance
Duration
Ascent
Descent
56.4 km
3:15 h
674 m
674 m
44.3 km
4:30 h
1200 m
1200 m
16.7 km
0:55 h
180 m
180 m
52.3 km
5:00 h
834 m
683 m
60.1 km
4:30 h
573 m
573 m
122.5 km
5:00 h
1225 m
1225 m
135 km
6:00 h
2100 m
2100 m
49.7 km
3:23 h
1 m
153 m
Show in map

Nearby Points of Interest

 These suggestions were created automatically.

Questions & answers

Pose the first question

You have a question concerning this content? Here is the right place to ask it.


Reviews

Write your first review

Be the first to review and help others.


Photos of others


  • 8 Routes nearby
Road Bike · Allgäu

Rund um den Rottachberg

October 19, 2012
moderate
56.4 km
3:15 h
674 m
674 m
by Svenja Rödig,   Alpsee Camping GmbH & Co. KG
Mountain Bike · Oberallgäu

Biken am Rottachberg

May 15, 2018
S1 moderate
44.3 km
4:30 h
1200 m
1200 m
by Robert Busch,   Outdooractive Editors
September 19, 2016
easy
16.7 km
0:55 h
180 m
180 m
by Andreas Reimund,   Outdooractive Editors
Bicycle Ride · Allgäu

Vier-Seen-Tour ins Ostallgäu

May 24, 2012
difficult closed
52.3 km
5:00 h
834 m
683 m
by Tourist Information Kempten,   Kempten Tourismus
Bicycle Ride · Allgäu

Sommerliche Seen-Runde

April 15, 2016
moderate
60.1 km
4:30 h
573 m
573 m
by Svenja Rödig,   Alpsee Camping GmbH & Co. KG
October 18, 2017
moderate
122.5 km
5:00 h
1225 m
1225 m
by Robert Busch,   Outdooractive Editors
Road Bike · Allgäu

Allgäuer Achterbahn

September 18, 2018
moderate
135 km
6:00 h
2100 m
2100 m
1
by Robert Busch,   Outdooractive Editors
Long Distance Cycling · Allgäu

Illerradweg - Etappe Oberstdorf-Kempten

February 21, 2013
Stage 1
49.7 km
3:23 h
1 m
153 m
by Antonija Kröll,   Allgäu GmbH
  • 8 Routes nearby