The most popular bathing spots around Hamburg

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When hot summer heat is taking over Hamburg, when the air is standing still and the asphalt melting, there’s only one right thing to do: Grab your swimwear, hop on your bike and head out of the city jungle, right into the cool, fresh water. Bring a friend, a frisbee and a watermelon to make it perfect. Here are the most popular lakes and Elbe beaches of our Hamburg users. They show you hidden swimming bays on wooded shores, cozy sandy beaches, large sunbathing meadows and wonderful lakes with crystal clear water, so you can easily surf the next heatwave.

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    Mönchsteich

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The Mönchsteich is located in a very beautiful landscape with some small free swimming areas. It is approx. 24 ha in size and up to 2.9 m deep.
    The lake is fed by the Großensee via the Stenzenbek - an artificial breakthrough south of the Schleushörn restaurant. There is a hiking trail around the lake, but not in the northwestern part directly along the lake, here there is a fountain by Hamburg Wasser that is not open to the public. The lake is particularly popular as a bathing lake for nudists, but due to the shallow depth there are many plants in the water that can affect bathing.
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    Lütjensee

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    On the north shore of the Lütjensee you can swim in the lake. Here there is a large lawn with barbecue. A restaurant is also nearby, if you prefer to stop off. In addition to the large swimming area on the north shore you will find on the lake also a few smaller bays.

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    Elbstrand

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The beach is also called Strabaschu ... Strandbad Schulau.

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    Naturfreibad Oberglinde

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Great natural bath, I can only recommend. Again today.

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    Hummelsee

    Hiking Highlight

    Even if the name of the nearby Müllberg is a deterrent for many:
    The water quality of the Hummelssee is checked regularly and is safe for bathing. It is a true jewel in a relatively short distance to the center and is always worth a quick refreshment.

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    Öjendorfer See

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    Beautiful park in the week not too crowded. Children's playground with a small kiosk at the Northwest parking lot. On the south side is also a snack with mini golf course. Large toboggan on the lake with some swimming.

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    Nordstrand Großensee

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    Compared to the chargeable south beach with lawn this is a free beautiful sandy beach.

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    Naturbad Stadtpark

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    The nature park Stadtparksee was built in 1937 and is separated from the actual Stadtparksee by a sheet pile wall. The bath is fed by groundwater and cleaned with a gravel filter. Depending on the volume of visitors, fresh water is added.
    The pool is divided into a non-swimmer and float area. The bathroom has a children's playground and several sunbathing areas. Sun loungers can be rented for a fee. There is a barrier-free access to the water.
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    Badesee Maschen

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    A round on foot or by bike around the lake in the large moor is about 2.5 km, ideal for jogging, walking & cycling and many water sports are allowed on the lake.Surrounded by meadows and trees, this bathing lake in the Harburg district is somewhat hidden and therefore probably not overcrowded even during the swimming season. At its origin this lake is an excavated lake and at its deepest point it is over 20m deep. Due to the clarity of the water, the bathing lake looks very clean and therefore invites to many water sports.The following activities are permitted on the lake in the Großer Moor near Maschen: surfing, sailing with Optimist boats (dinghies), stand-up paddling, swimming, model boats with electric motors, fishing, hiking and ice skating.There are no lifeguards and no snack bars.The lake is also popularly known as Hörster See.heideundmoor.de/index.php/seen/43-see-im-grossen-moor-gemeinde-seevetal

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    At Pulvermühlenteich, you can not only hike and cycle excellently, but also swim on hot days. There is a bathing area with a small beach and a large lawn. In the summer holidays is usually even a swim supervision on site.

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    Boberger Kiessee

    Road Cycling Highlight

    In addition to the Boberg dunes invite various small lakes in the summer to a short swim;)

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    Neuländer See

    Running Highlight

    Bathing and water skiing for the summer trip.

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    Badestelle am Priestersee

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Like several other smaller lakes, the Priestersee belongs to the Schaalsee, which is one of the deepest German lakes. During the division of Germany, large parts of the area lay in a kind of slumber for almost 40 years, so that nature had room to develop. That's why this area is so beautiful and so worthy of protection that it was declared a Biosphere Reserve in 2000. Anyway, you can not jump into a lake much more idyllic.

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    Badestelle am Schaalsee

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    Since the Schaalsee is located in the middle of the Schaalsee Biosphere Reserve, you can only hop into the water at designated bathing places to refresh yourself. But there are plenty of them, for example in Eechin, Dargow, Lassahn, near Seedorf and Großzecher. In addition, there is a beach in Zarrentin on Schaalsee.The water quality is excellent throughout the lake. For a rest, you can therefore bathe carefree in the cool wet and really enjoy the nature that is protected by this lake exemplary and therefore can unfold so wonderfully.

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