The Frillensee is located east of Inzell and thanks to its location it is a true oasis of calm . Numerous benches around the lake invite you to make yourself comfortable. Leave your everyday life behind and enjoy the view over the lake to the nearby mountains of the Chiemgau and Berchtesgaden Alps . The Frillensee, a glacial lake , is the coldest lake in Germany at this altitude and is located in the middle of a nature reserve . Therefore it can only be reached on foot or by bike. A circular hiking trail leads around the lake past the north bank, which is followed by an upland moor , and is surrounded by diverse flora . Even if swimming is not allowed, the lake offers a variety of opportunities to enjoy nature.

Mountain adventure trail around the Frillensee

You have the opportunity to hike to the Frillensee on various hiking trails. The mountain forest adventure trail is particularly recommended for young and old explorers. You start at the Adlgaß hiking car park and follow the forest road to the north. An amphibian accompanies you as a guide throughout the tour. The rushing of the Frillensee brook in your ear, follow the adventure and information stations within the approximately 5 km long hike . Not only the little ones make big eyes here. On this hike you can playfully learn interesting facts about the flora and fauna in the south of the Chiemgau . The path leads you around the lake and on the same way back to the starting point. Of course, there are also alternative hiking trails for the way back.

A break with a view

The typical snack should of course not be missing on a hike! Enjoy the snack you brought with you with a relaxed picnic right by the lake, accompanied by the chirping of birds. The rest areas around the Frillensee invite you to linger and relax. If you prefer to stop by, the Adlgaß forester's house awaits you at the starting point of the hiking tour. In the beer garden you can enjoy typical Bavarian delicacies .


The Frillensee freezes over as early as November and often has a stable ice cover early on. This is one of the reasons why Germany's coldest lake has often been the scene of events such as speed skating or ice hockey in the past. To this day Inzell is known for speed skating and the venue for competitions. Visit the Max Aicher Arena, one of the most innovative ice rinks in the world!

Contact details

Inzeller Touristik GmbH
83334 Inzell
+49 8665 98850
08665 9885 30