The most beautiful swimming lakes around Nuremberg

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When the hot summer heat takes over Nuremberg—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 most popular lakes around Nuremberg which take you into the nature of the Franconian Lake District to hidden pearls in the forest, family-friendly bathing beaches or to an oasis in the middle of the city—perfect for surfing the next heatwave.

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    Birkensee

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The Birkensee with its wooded shores is beautiful. Between the trees there are lawns where you can relax comfortably. The jump into the water for cooling and bathing is also nothing in the way. In Birkensee you can safely swim again, because there is no risk of bathing due to stress. Current information can be found here: landkreis.nuernberger-land.de/index.php?id=1993.

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    Jägersee

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    The Jägersee is a real insider tip for swimming in nature. Because it is so beautifully hidden and surrounded by forest and nature, you will find here only bathers who come by bike or on foot - so generally far fewer people than at other popular lakes in the region. Around the lake you will find beautiful bays where you can spread your towel, relax and hop in the clean waters of the lake.

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    Rothsee

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The Rothsee has a lot to offer: It has several beaches, where you can sunbathe (even sunbathe) - even a dog beach is available. Surfing, stand-up-paddeling, boating - everything is possible. There are several playgrounds around the lake and many paths for walking and cycling. Food and drink are also required. A worthwhile destination.

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    Dechsendorfer Weiher

    Bike Touring Highlight

    In the recreational area Dechsendorfer Weiher invite generous lawns on the shores of the lake for relaxing, sunbathing, barbecue and swimming, which are freely accessible. At normal bathing times is also a bathing supervision on site, which ensures the safety of the swimmers. On the lake, which is officially called Großer Bischofsweiher, rowers and sailors are on the move, as well as floats.

    With the bike you can go on a circular walk around the lake. The path is of course also ideal for walking or hiking. If the Dechsendorfer Weiher should be your stage destination on a larger bike ride, you can for example stay overnight at the campsite on the lake.

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    Großer Brombachsee

    Hiking Highlight

    The Great Brombachsee is the largest and deepest of all lakes in the Franconian Lake District: it measures 17.5 kilometers of shoreline and a water depth of 32.5 meters. The flooding was completed in 2000. The Great Brombachsee, Kleine Brombachsee and the Igelsbachsee are separated from each other by walkable and passable dams.

    Here a fantastic and versatile recreational area was created. The five leisure areas offer everything from beach volleyball over beer garden, playgrounds and sandy beaches with wonderful bathing possibilities to sailing schools everything your heart desires ...

    In addition, there are separate bike and footpaths around the lakes. The asphalting of the bike paths is continued year after year, so that the circuit around the lake at some point even be fully accessible with inliners.

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    Igelsbachsee

    Hiking Highlight

    The Igelsbachsee is a tributary of the Bromb axis, which snuggles into the cliff hill country. While the northwestern part of the lake is protected, you can practice various activities such as boating or swimming in the rest of the lake. There is a beach with sunbathing area and kiosk.Even outside the water, the area offers a lot. A 6.5-kilometer trail leads around the lake, which you can either walk or cycle. If you need more action, you can try your luck in a climbing park.

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    Altmühlsee

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The Altmühlsee is a real highlight, both for cyclists and for water sports enthusiasts. There is a nice bike path around the lake around, also invites the lake for swimming, sailing or surfing.In the northern part of the lake is the bird island, which is one of the most important protected areas for migratory birds in Bavaria. A visit to the bird island with its lookout tower is definitely worth it. But the bike has to be parked, as you can only explore the island on foot. You reach the island via a wooden pier.

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    Wöhrder See Badebucht

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Here you can enjoy a bit of nature in the middle of the city and from this summer you can also officially bath in the Wöhrder Lake. Especially on hot days, it is worthwhile to come by bike and cool off in the water, because you enjoy the summer nowhere better than on a beautiful sandy beach with swimming.

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    Happurger Stausee

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The Happurger reservoir is a relatively small reservoir, which you can easily cycle around on a four-kilometer route. The area around the lake is beautiful and so you have during cycling always spectacular views of the water.In the summer you can look for a nice place to rest on the way and refresh yourself in the cool water of the lake, bathing is allowed at the reservoir. Sailing, surfing and stand-up paddling are also popular water sports practiced on the lake.Distributed around the lake you will find nice restaurants and cafes that invite you to stop by. From the large terraces of the restaurants you have a breathtaking view of the lake.

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    Baggersee Happurg

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The Baggersee invites you to swim and swim on hot summer days. On the shores of the lake, you can either lay out your towel on one of the large sunbathing lawns or look for a quieter spot on the opposite bank of the river lined with shady trees.

    So that you can simply hop into the cool water, there are webs distributed all over the lake, which facilitate you the entrance to the water. But there is also a shallow water area, for those who just want to get their feet wet.

    Bathrooms have public toilets and a kiosk where you can stock up on tasty snacks.

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    Naturbadesee

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    The natural bathing lake attracts with its beautiful sandy beach and the natural ambience. Especially families feel very well at the small lake, because in the bank area, the water is shallow, which makes bathing especially safe for children. Some large trees on the beach provide cool shade in summer.If you are looking for fun and action outside of the water, you can have fun on the beach volleyball court. Of course, the area around the lake also invites you to go for a walk or bike, because the lake is best reached by bike and dirt roads.

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    Ausee

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The Ausee is also known as Baiersdorfer bathing lake. As the name implies, you can jump into the water here in the summer and refresh yourself. The shores of the lake are overgrown with trees, giving it this idyllic look. In between the trees you will always find small stretches of beach that lead flat into the water - ideal to lay down in the grass and enjoy the nature at the lake.Due to the shallow entry into the water, the lake is very popular with families. In the northwestern shore area, there is also a nudist area for those who like to go swimming without everything.In order to keep the lake and the shore so beautiful and clean, trash bins and mobile toilets are ready.

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    Dennenloher See

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The Dennenloher See is definitely worth a visit in the summer, because it enchants not only with its location in beautiful nature, but also with the offer of activities on the lake and gastronomy.

    Around the lake there is a beautiful forest that provides cool shade on hot days when cycling. On the lake itself, the large lawns on the shore invite you for a swim break, where you can relax in the grass and cool off in the fresh water. To satisfy the small or big hunger, there is a kiosk and several restaurants on the lake.

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