Seeon lakes

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Seeon lakes

IUCN Category IV - Habitat / Species Management Area

Seeleiten, Mitter and Jägersee (from top to bottom)

Seeleiten, Mitter and Jägersee (from top to bottom)

location Seeon-Seebruck and Obing, Traunstein District, Bavaria
surface 139.95 ha
Identifier NSG-00229.01
WDPA ID 165542
Geographical location 47 ° 59 '  N , 12 ° 26'  E Coordinates: 47 ° 58 '38 "  N , 12 ° 26' 25"  E
Location in the Traunstein district
Setup date 1985

The Seeon Lakes are a small lake district around 4 km north of the Chiemsee in the Traunstein district , mostly in the area of ​​the Seeon-Seebruck municipality . Only the two northernmost lakes, the Griessee and the Brunnensee, belong to the municipality of Obing . Along with the Osterseen and Eggstätter Lakes , the lake district is one of the ice-collapsing landscapes of the Bavarian Alpine foothills .


The Seeon Lakes were probably formed at the end of the Worm Ice Age more than 10,000 years ago as a typical ice break-up landscape. During the slow retreat of the glaciers, larger blocks of ice broke off and remained in the middle of scree slopes. After they melted, the blocks of ice left holes in the dead ice , deep pans filled with water. Today's Seeon Lakes emerged from several of these basins.

Klostersee with the monastery

By far the largest and most famous lake is the Klostersee (also called Seeoner See), in the western part of which there is the 2.1 hectare monastery island with the famous Seeon Monastery . The Klostersee consists of three connected dead ice pools, which are grouped around the monastery island in such a way that it represents a peninsula protruding from the west. Opposite on the east bank is the district of Seeon (formerly known as Niederseeon). The northern basin of the Weinbergsee is particularly clearly set off , so that a wooden bridge over the Bräuhauser Seeenge also connects the monastery with the north bank (Weinberg district).

Another island of just 0.04 hectares is located in the Seeleitensee .

Individual lakes with size information

The Griessee is the second largest lake in the protected area.
  1. Griessee 9.21 ha
  2. Brunnensee 5.88 ha (deepest lake with a maximum of 18.6 m)
  3. Seeleitensee 8.29 ha
  4. Mittersee (Esterpointersee) 0.78 ha
  5. Jägersee 2.21 ha
  6. Klostersee (Seeoner See) 47 ha
  7. Bansee 3.30 ha
  8. Kleiner Eglharter See 0.4 ha
  9. Great Eglharter See 1.8 ha

There are also five unnamed, each only a few ares in size, dead ice holes or pools.


Lakes 1 to 6 in the above order are connected by the Seeoner Bach with a very slight gradient, which originates in Griessee (sea level 533.4 m) and leaves Klostersee (sea level 532.8 m) in the east towards the Alz .

The further south Bansee (with a much lower altitude of around 525 m) and the Eglharter lakes in the east, which are also expected in the wider sense of the seeon lakes, however, drain - as well as about seven kilometers southwest to Eggstätter Lakes  - over the Ischler Achen to the Alz .

Nature reserve

The actual Seeoner lakes (1 to 6) as well as the Bansee belong to the nature reserve Seeoner Seen . The nature reserve is part of the biotope network Eggstätt Hemhofer Seenplatte and Seeoner Seen.


In 1989 Manfred Zieglgruber shot a world record here in Bavarian curling (566.53 m).

See also

Web links

Commons : Seeoner Seen  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence