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    Federsee is a lake lies in just north of the Bad Buchau in the region of their Upper Swabia in Southern Germany.
    It is bounded by moorland, partially overgrown with reeds. With a size of 8,155 acres, the area is one of the huge, groundwater fed, linked with moorlands in Southern Germany.
    At its deepest point, Lake Federsee has a depth of 2 metres . Federsee translates to feather lake and its shape looks that of a feather.
    However, the beginning its name is locally debated, with one camp defending the shape theory, and another championing the idea that the amount of feathers found on the lake surface gave rise to its name.
    The most probable explanation for the origin of the name is, however, the celtic word pheder which means marsh.
    Therefore the name refers to the origin of the lake itself and the bounded landscape. The lake is the covered by the town of Bad Buchau, and the villages of Moosburg, Alleshausen, Seekirch, Tiefenbach, and Oggelshausen.