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Geographical location Mittenwald
Tributaries nameless
Drain no above ground
Coordinates 47 ° 29 '30 "  N , 11 ° 20' 53"  E Coordinates: 47 ° 29 '30 "  N , 11 ° 20' 53"  E
Soiernseen (Bavaria)
Altitude above sea level 1558  m above sea level NHN
surface 6 ha


2 individual lakes

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The two Soiernseen are located in the mountainous northeastern municipality of Markt Mittenwald below the Soiernspitze at an altitude of 1558  m above sea level. NHN and 1549  m above sea level NHN . There are two mountain lakes that are around 65 meters apart and each three hectares in size.


Its turquoise-blue color has already inspired the Bavarian King Ludwig II : he had the Soiernhäuser built on its banks , the upper one he lived in for days in summer. The Soiernhaus is about 70 meters above the lakes, so that the king could look down on them. For the servants he had accommodations and stables for the horses built right on the bank. The king used the lakes for night trips in a boat that had to laboriously transport his entourage up the mountain. For his birthday he had mountain fires lit around the lakes, which were reflected in the water.

The Soiernkessel from the Schöttelkarspitze , in the background the banded pyramid of the Soiernspitze

Web links

Commons : Soiernseen  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Topographic map in the Bavaria Atlas