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Lake Kochel

Bavarian Alps, Germany

Idyllically situated on the edge of the Bavarian Alps about 40 miles south of Munich, Lake Kochel is framed by the picturesque Herzogstand and Heimgarten mountains. In the summer, locals take to the cool waters of this mountain lake for a leisurely swim, while others recline on the expansive lawns with a book or a picnic. Delightful villages surround the lake, offering visitors a chance to experience Bavarian charm.

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