Lakes > Soinsee

Object description:

Picture: Soinsee


The Soinsee lies in a deep basin-shaped valley formed by glacier ice. It is separated from the Spitzingsee by the Rotwand. This beautiful mountain lake, which has an area of around five hectares, can only be reached on foot: there is neither a public road nor a cable-car to this remote spot.

From the edge of the basin, only a small section of the shimmering dark-green surface with its ring of massive boulders is visible. To see the bizarre reflection of the lofty Ruchenköpfe and the alpine pastures with their scattered groups of spruce trees you have to walk further down. The lake is a mere twelve metres deep and frozen six to eight months of the year. 

General information on the lakes
(Moorings for boats/diving permissions)

How to get there

The Soinsee is located east of the Spitzingsee near the Rotwand and can only be reached on foot from Bayrischzell or Spitzingsee.

Bayrischzell or Geitau

Further information

Hiking trails from Geitau or Osterhofen via Mieseben, Großthiefental and the Spitzingsee

Responsible administrative office

Bayer. Schlösserverwaltung/
Außenstelle Chiemsee
Bernauer Straße 5
83209 Prien
08051 96658-0
Fax 08051 96658-38

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