Lake Ammer

North of lake Ammersee with Ampermoos
South of lake Ammersee with the Natura 2000 area "Ammersee south shore and Raistinger meadows" and the nature reserve "Vogelfreistätte Ammersee Süd"
View from the observation site at the western dike of the new Ammer across the so-called Binnensee to the Dießen Minster. Core area for wetland birds with shallow water zones, reed beds and a nesting raft for Common Terns. In the foreground, siltation zone resulting from the bursting of a dam at the
Downstream area dammed by a beaver in the Ampermoos, the large river valley fen north of Lake Ammer

Lake Ammer

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  • Area: 
    6,386 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    48°00'N 11°07'E
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The Site in a glacial valley in the Bavaria region is a large, natural mesotrophic freshwater lake with fluctuating water levels, surrounded by end-moraine hills. The banks feature various types of reeds, moorland areas, scrubs and meadows. Some notable fish species present include the globally critically endangered Ammersee kilch (Coregonus bavaricus), the vulnerable char (Salvelinus evasus) and the endangered thick-shelled river mussel (Unio crassus). The Site is used for recreation, tourism and spiritual, educational, and scientific activities. Invasive species such as the spiny-cheek crayfish (Orconectes limosus) and the zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) currently pose a major threat to the ecological character of the Site.

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District: Landsberg a. Lech, Weilheim-Schongau, Fürstenfeldbruck; State: Bavaria; Federal Republic of Germany

  • National legal designation: 
    • nature reserve - {Vogelfreistätte Ammersee Südufer} {Ampermoos}
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
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