Good news for everyone who likes swimming at the fresh lakes in and around Munich. According to a report by the European Environment Agency (EEA) on bathing water quality published at muenchen.de, today, May 27,2016 the water quality at the bathing lakes in and around Munich is excellent. The evaluations are based on probes from 2015 and serve as orientation for the upcoming bathing season.
The water quality is categorised as excellent for the Feringasee, Langwiedersee, Lussee, Feldmochinger, Riemer and Fasaneriesee lakes. The only lake within the city with the water quality categorised one spot behind “Excellent”, is the Lerchenauer See which has a water quality categorised as “Good”. The water quality of the lakes in the wider Munich area, such as the Karlsfelder and Heimstettener Lakes, has also been graded as “Excellent”.
Lakes and particularly the Isar River are very popular spots all year round for locals and tourists. Although the majority of Bavaria's larger lakes lies outside of Munich, the city also has some beautiful lakes and rivers within its boundaries. The main attraction for most city dwellers is by far the Isar River, but the Feringasee, Fasaneriesee, Feldmochinger See and Lerchenauer See are also just within your reach, even by public transport.
Covering an area of 165.5 meters squared (365 m wide, 860 m long, max. 8 m deep), the Feldmochinger See is the largest lake within Munich's city limits. With a FKK zone (nudist area), beach volleyball courts, table tennis, sandboxes for kids, and water wavering between 18 and 23 °C, Feldmochinger See makes for a convenient day trip. There are also 2 kiosks, an inn, well-kept showers, and plenty of parking space available. Reaching the lake is quite easy; take Dachauerstraße to Moosach and then continue from there towards Feldmoching. If travelling by train, simply take the S1 to Feldmoching.