Ammer Springs

Springs always have a positive effect on their surroundings; they add magic to the place where they rise. The bubbling life force of the water has a stimulating, inspiring and harmonising effect.

Ammerquellen im Graswangtal
Ammerquellen im Graswangtal - © Ammergauer Alpen GmbH, Hans-Peter Schoene


To the west of Graswang the headstreams of the Linder seep away in the permeable, limey underground of the Neualmgrieß and the Lindergrieß. Here in Weidmoos, 850 m above sea level, they reappear as rising, bubbling water holes, so-called plunge pools. We are looking at the little Ammer springs (Kleine Ammer­quellen). It does not take long before the spring-fed pools turn into two little streams, which then soon unite to form the little ­river Ammer. This little river Ammer loops and winds its way over the low moor ground of the Ettal basin. From the wide stream bed of the large river Ammer (Große Ammer) it then flows in a northerly direction.

The young moraine landscape that developed in Wurm Ice Age causes the Ammer to cut into the molasses banks to a depth of up to 80 m. The impressive Ammer gorge ends in Peißenberg. Not far from Dießen, the river flows into the Lake Ammer, which it leaves as the Amper and subsequently joins the river Isar near Moosburg.


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