The best swimming lakes around Frankfurt

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When the hot summer heat takes over Frankfurt—when the air starts to stand still and the asphalt starts to melt—there’s only one thing to do: Grab your swimwear, hop on your bike and head out to the countryside, right into the cool, fresh water. Bring a friend and a frisbee for the perfect combination.

Here are the komoot community's favorite lakes around Frankfurt. They lead you out of the city into the middle of nature. Here you can let yourself be enchanted by lakes with turquoise blue water and white sandy beaches that create a Caribbean-like flair and holiday feeling—so you can easily surf the next heatwave.

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Tours & Highlights

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    Raunheimer Waldsee

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The Baggersee in Raunheim is surrounded by forest all around, which makes it particularly beautiful. On a large sandy beach you can also swim in summer. For more action on the water, the water ski system. There is always something going on at Raunheimer See and a trip is definitely worthwhile.The beach is open from mid-May to mid-September from Monday to Friday from 10 to 20 o'clock. It opens at 8 o'clock on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. Admission costs 2.50 euros for adults and 1.20 euros for children.

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    Steinrodsee

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Very nice view from the shore, over the whole lake.

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    Hessen - Langener Waldsee

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The largest lake in the Rhine-Main region, with its 58 hectares, is only 15 km south of Frankfurt. 900 meters of sandy beach offer plenty of space for swimmers and surfers. Here is also very much like camping and fishing. The lake has opened its doors to bathers around May and September.

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    Walldorfer Badesee

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    The Walldorf bathing lake is a real alternative to the Langer Waldsee. Smaller, not so crowded, somehow more relaxed (I had the whole lake for myself alone after it rained in the morning). On the southern shore at the entrance is the large sandy beach with snack bar, sanitary facilities, beach volleyball and barbecue area. East are many trees (hammock ...), steps and paths you go down to many small bays down. Nudism is announced in the north. And in the middle of the lake a small bath island floats.
    What can disturb, is the proximity to the highway - you hear constantly.
    Bathing season is around the beginning of May - September, then the entrance costs 2.50 / 1.50 € and there is a booted bathing supervision. Out of season, the lake is freely accessible at your own risk.

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    Bornbruchsee

    Bike Touring Highlight

    At the lake you can ride a bike and be close to nature. In the summer it is worth cooling off in the clear water of the lake. You do not even have to bring your bathing suit with you. The lake is especially popular with nudists.

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    NSG Schultheis-Weiher

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Originally, here was a pebble pit. In the late 1970s, it became a recreational area. On the shores of the bathing lake are a large lawn with a small nudist area on its west side, showers and sanitary facilities. Access to the lake is free. During the bathing season between May and September there is a bathing supervision in the time from 10:00 to 20:00 o'clock, outside this time the bathing is forbidden. The quality of the water is monitored by the public health department in Offenbach.

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    Hattsteinweiher

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    There are only fees charged at the pond, so swimming is free. And there are parking fees only when it is full. In the restaurant you can eat well, if not cheap. Nearby in Eschbach there is a very good bike shop.

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    Kinzigsee-Ruhlsee

    Bike Touring Highlight

    There is a path between the two lakes so that you can circle each lake individually, if you want. While you can observe many waterfowl at the Ruhlsee in the bird sanctuary, the Kinzigsee offers itself for swimming in the summer. On hot days you can take a break at the beach, sunbathe on the sandy beach and hop into the cool water of the lake.The lido is open from the end of May until the end of August, from 9am to 9pm daily. Admission costs 4 euros for adults and 2.30 euros for young people. Children up to 5 years are free of charge.

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    Strandbad Rodgau

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Between the districts of Dudenhofen and Nieder-Roden is picturesque in a sheltered valley that already almost 40 years ago from the Rodgau Monotones in their song "St. Tropez am Baggersee" highly praised bathing paradise of the city.

    The fine sandy beach with adjoining lawns is divided into a textile and a nudist area, and in both areas there are swimmers and non-swimmers with bathing islands and DLRG supervision. The water playground for small and large children completes the recreational pleasure as well as the beach volleyball facility with three fields and the adjacent large skate park. Kiosk, snack bar and observation deck, showers and sanitary facilities, a gazebo with baby changing room and disabled toilet as well as parking for 1,660 cars and extra areas for motorcycles and bicycles complete the offer. Another kiosk and a beach volleyball court are located in the nudist area.

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    Strandbad Spessartblick

    Hiking Highlight

    In the lido on the lake you can relax on a large sandy beach or on a lawn. In the water, three bathing islands provide a lot of fun. If you want, you can even try Stand Up Paddling on the lake here.The lido is open daily in summer. Admission costs 4 euros for adults and 1.50 euros for children. More information is available on the website: grosskrotzenburg.de/Strandbad.35.0.html.

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    Meerhofsee

    Hiking Highlight

    The Meerhofsee is a bathing lake of the city Alzenau.

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    Inheidener See

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The Inheidener See or Trais-Horloffer See, whatever it is called, is a relic of the former brown coal mining in the Wetterau and for decades a popular bathing lake, which is also often used as the summer residence of many campers and weekend owners from the Greater Frankfurt area.

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