Riessersee (Lake Riesser)

Lake Riesser (Germ. Riessersee) is located in southwest Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Germany. It was created artificially in a forest clearing in the Middle Ages. There are a fantastic view to the Garmisch-Partenkirchen valley on one side and to Alpspitze, Waxenstein and Zugspitze in Bavarian Alps around the lake on the other side. The lake itself hosted the speed skating events and 10 of the 37 ice hockey games for the 1936 Winter Olympics. Adjacent to the lake, the bobsleigh events took place. In winter the frozen lake is still used for skating and curling.


  1. gorgeous photo. love the mountains in the background.

  2. Fabulous scenery, wonderful lighting in this shot and I love the fountain as well. Have a wonderful weekend.

  3. Wonderful shot and mesmerizing reflection of the fountain...

  4. A pretty setting. Love the mountain blues behind the greens.

  5. Beautiful place and reflection!

  6. lovely peaceful photo.

  7. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!
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  8. What a beautiful place and gorgeous photography!

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol

  9. I never think of such beauty and peaceful sites as being created so long ago.

  10. Beautiful picture! The fountain jets resemble fluffy clouds.

  11. What a beautiful scene. I'd never have imagined something like this being from the middle ages. The contrast of the sky is lovely - beautiful capture.

  12. there was just so much I loved in that picture.... the mountains, the trees, the fountain. Just perfect.

  13. What a beautiful place!


  14. Stunning view of a grand lake. The leaping water seems to be dancing.

  15. Absolutely gorgeous! I like the way you composed this shot.

  16. What a lovely scene with the ancient mountains in the back and the modern fountain in the front.


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