The Staffelsee enjoys great popularity as a swimming lake. Its water is mild, contains moor mud and heats up quickly. Regular purity measurements guarantee good water quality. Ice skaters, ice hockey players and Bavarian curling enthusiasts enjoy the huge frozen surface in the winter.
Lake area: 766 ha
Length of shoreline: 18,290 m
Greatest depth of the lake: 35 m
Altitude above sea level: 648 m
Circular walking tour: 22 km
7 islands give the lake its special character:
- Wörth, the largest island, features a farm and a small church as well as archaeological excavations
- Buchau, camping site
- Große Birke
- Kleine Birke
- Mühlwörth (also called Rabeninsel)
The neighbouring municipalities are Murnau, Seehausen and Uffing.