For an elopement in the Bavarian Alps, Eibsee is an evergreen gem. I’ve planned and documented elopements at this location in all four seasons and it is always beautiful and accessible. Due to Eibsee’s accessibility and popularity, it’s a location best suited for sunrise to avoid the crowds. Between May and October, expect lots of other people to be walking the trails!
Every season in the Bavarian Alps has its pros and cons. Personally, I find all months with the exception of April and very early May to be great. This is mostly due to how frozen and, for lack of a better word, dead everything still is. Most of the lake will be thawed, but water levels are low and nothing is green or blooming yet.
NOTE: I’m defining the seasons below based on the elevation of Eibsee itself, and not the towering Zugspitze summit nearby.
Summer elopements at Eibsee are perfect for anyone who wants a full day elopement. It’s a great location to start your day before moving on to other nearby locations. You can easily take the cable car up to the Zugspitze summit from the lake, or drive to the Neuschwanstein castle in Füssen.
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Autumn is such a perfect time of year for an Eibsee elopement in the Bavarian Alps. The days are the perfect length for an 8 hour elopement day and tend to still have pleasant temperatures and dry weather. If you love fall colors, Eibsee is truly one of the most beautiful locations in the Alps I can think of.
In winter, not all locations are created equal. The idyllic mountain and ski towns of Bavaria come alive in winter when most other places shutter up. If you love snow and the winter months, Eibsee is a really lovely and accessible location for a winter elopement.
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Spring elopements in the Bavarian Alps are tricky, in my opinion. I don’t recommend the weeks from late March to mid May. Water levels can be low as the summit snow packs haven’t melted yet. The greenery is still in hibernation, and most the snow is likely melted, revealing frozen brown mud and leaves.
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