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Research Station Seeon


Limnologische Station Seeon
Schulstrasse 3
83370 Seeon

Tel. +49 8624 1400
Fax +49 8624 2705

Some history about the Station

Our limnological field station is located 70 km south-east of Munich in the village of Seeon at the north edge of the Bavarian Alps.

Seeon was an ancient settlement of the Celts and Romans and was documented for the first time 924 A.D. when the Benedictine monastery was founded. It is surrounded by 14 lakes, which form the nature reserve called "Seeoner Seenplatte" - remnants of glacial waters in the north of the lake Chiemsee. The lake district has been declared a nature reserve in 1985.

Limnological research in Seeon has been conducted for more than 75 years, and since 1970 the limnological field station is located in the former school building of Seeon (see picture). Our research station offers facilities for limnological research and for teaching. Various student courses have been organised and several diploma and PHD projects have been conducted in Seeon. Each September, a 5 weeks limnological field course for advanced students takes place (Großpraktikum GPII). Since 1997, our research has been concentrated on enclosure experiments in lake "Brunnsee".

In 1983, the "Gesellschaft der Freunde und Förderer der Limnologischen Station Seeon der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München e.V." was founded (Society of friends and supporters of the limnological station Seeon of the Ludwig-Maximilian-Universität München). - The GFL supports the research and infrastructure in the limnological Seeon.

Seeon is not only a wonderful place for our field research, but also our favourite location for christmas- summer- and other parties! Some pictures of Seeon and of enclosure experiments in our research lake "Brunnsee" can be found in our picture gallery.

Der Klostersee

Klostersee in the evening

How to get there

Directions by train

Take the regional train from Munich to Bad Endorf (direction Rosenheim/Salzburg). Make sure someone picks you up at the station in Bad Endorf (public transport from Bad Endorf to Seeon is rather complicated).

Directions by car

  • From Munich, take the highway A94 direction Passau / Neue Messe ICM
  • After the end of the highway, continue on B12 until Haag
  • In Haag, take B15, direction Wasserburg
  • Continue on B304 direction Wasserburg
  • After passing Wasserburg, continue on B304 until Obing
  • After leaving Obing, turn right direction "Seeon"
  • Ca. 2 km after passing the monastery of Seeon turn left direction "Seeon"
  • In Seeon turn right into "Schulstrasse"
  • The research station is the second building on the left hand side.


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