Surrounded by an impressive mountain world, the Freibergsee lies south of Oberstdorf. In summer, the 18-hectare mountain lake is home to Germany's southernmost natural swimming pool. The water quality is excellent and the water temperature can reach 25 degrees on hot days. Depending on the weather, the crystal clear water shimmers between deep blue and turquoise green.
The lake is a remnant of the ice age in the Allgäu mountains. Even today it lies idyllically secluded. Those who want to get to the Freibergsee have to plan a footpath of at least 20 minutes. Mountain biking is faster.
In Natural bath a lot is offered in the summer months: In addition to a large sunbathing lawn, there is a 3-metre diving tower, a raft in the middle of the lake, a children's playground, a non-swimmer area and boat hire. A kiosk provides the bathers with ice cream, drinks and snacks. Those who are more hungry will find a large menu with an inviting sun terrace in the restaurant next door. From there you can also see the Heini-Klopfer ski jump, to which a beautiful hiking trail leads from the lake.
While the lido is only open in summer, you can in the restaurant all year . In winter the Freibergsee offers a magical landscape around the frozen and snow-covered lake.
Things to do
Both pedal boats and rowing boats can be hired at Freibergsee. There are also several hiking trails here. The ski jump, which can also be seen from the natural pool, can be reached in 20 minutes.
- The swimming lake / beach's average water temperature during the summer season is 65 °F (currently: 61 °F). The swimming lake / beach is normally warmest during August with an average water temperature of 70 °F. See the currently warmest Swimming Lakes / Beaches in Germany.
- You are hungry and thirsty? A restaurant and a kiosk provide you with meals and drinks.
- Your kids are bored of bathing fun? The close-by playground will give them some variety and the chance to make new friends.
- Restrooms for both women and men are available at the Swimming Lake.
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How to get there
The Freibergsee is located south of Oberstdorf not far from the Heini-Klopfer ski jump and is only accessible on foot or by mountain bike. The access road is closed to public transport.
From parking area Renksteg it is a 30 minute walk. Here you have to plan for a steep ascent, after all the lake is on a hill.
Another, more comfortable possibility is the way from the ski flying hill. There you can also park your car at the car park and take the chairlift up the steep hill. So you are right on the hill of the Freibergsee. A comfortable hiking trail will take you to the lake in about 20 minutes.