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48km (30 miles) SE of Munich

This Alpine lake and the resort town on its eastern shore have the same name. Although small, this is one of the loveliest of the Bavarian lakes, with huge peaks reaching to 1,890m (6,200 ft.), seemingly rising right out of the water, and a circumference of 22km (14 miles). The lake has four major towns around its edges: Tegernsee (on the east side), Rottach-Egern (ritziest of the four, loaded with the private second homes of wealthy Münchners, on the south side), Gmund (a small village composed only of houses, on the north side, marking the entrance up the valley of the Tegernseetal), and Bad Wiessee (on the west side).