A lake with an area of fen and riverine forest. The lake and its surrounds are intensively used for tourism from May to October, as a fishery all year-round, and also for hunting, forestry and agriculture.
The site holds 20,000 or more waterbirds in winter on a regular basis.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Chiemsee and Chiemseemoore. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/09/2020.