Still Waters, Kirchsee
Still Waters, Kirchsee

Kirchsee is a moor lake between Holzkirchen and Bad Tölz to the south of Munich, it is a popular bathing area because of its excellent water quality and the fantastic panoramic views it affords to the distant Southern Alps. In winter the shallow waters (only 16m in-depth) often means the surface is frozen over by ice.   Today though the winter seems a long way off, as the sky is clear and the view uninterrupted down to the distant forms of the mountain ranges.

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Reflections on the northern shore
Distant Mountains over the still lake
Distant Mountains over the still lake
Reflections on the northern shore
Reflections on the northern shore
Pathway around the northern shore
Pathway around the northern shore
Distant Mountains, Kirchsee
Distant Mountains, Kirchsee

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I take a wander around the northern shore, the waters are so clear and still today, on the weekend this place would be full of swimmers, but at the moment it’s a chance to photograph the quiet stillness and capture the contemplative atmosphere.

Landing pier on the northern shore, Kirchsee
Landing pier on the northern shore
Orange Glow, the moor water in Kirchsee
Orange Glow, the moor water in Kirchsee
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Moor Waters, Kirchsee
A fallen tree stump in the lake waters
A fallen tree stump in the lake waters
Fallen Tree in the lake waters
A fallen Tree in the lake waters
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Partly submerged
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Moor Waters, Kirchsee
The Snow covered Benediktenwand above Lenggries
The Snow covered Benediktenwand above Lenggries
Still Waters, Kirchsee
Distant Mountains
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Edge of the lake

End of the Pier

The place is deserted, so it is a good chance to take a number of photographs of the pier disappearing classically into the lake with the background form of the Alps in the distance.

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End of the Pier, Kirchsee
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End of the Pier, Kirchsee
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End of the Pier, Kirchsee

Into the depths

At the end of the pier steps lead temptingly down into the dark blue and orange waters.

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End of the Pier
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Down to the water’s edge
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Into the depths
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Still Waters, Kirchsee
The tower of Reutberg Kloster, Kirchsee
The tower of Reutberg Kloster
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Snow covered Benediktenwand above Lenggries
Under the shade of the trees, Kirchsee
Under the shade of the trees
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House in the woods

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