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The most beautiful swimming lakes around Nuremberg

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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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    Großer Birkensee

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The Großer Birkensee with its wooded shores is beautiful. There are sunbathing lawns between the trees where you can relax comfortably. Nothing stands in the way of jumping into the water to cool off and bathe. In the Birkensee you can swim safely again, because there is no longer any risk of swimming due to exposure. However, swallowing water while swimming and bathing should be avoided. Current information can be found here: landkreis.nuernberger-land.de/index.php?id=1993.

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    Jägersee

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    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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    Igelsbachsee

    Hiking Highlight

    The Igelsbachsee is a branch of the Bromb axis, which is long and nestled into the Spalter hill country. While the north-western part of the lake is under nature protection, you can practice various activities such as boating or swimming in the rest of the lake. There is a bathing beach with a sunbathing area and kiosk.

    The area also has a lot to offer outside of the water. A 6.5-kilometer path leads around the lake, which you can either walk or ride a bike. If you need even 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 since 2018 you can officially swim in Lake Wöhrder. Especially on hot days it is worthwhile to come here by bike and cool off in the water, because nowhere else you can enjoy summer better than on a beautiful sandy beach with bathing facilities.

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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 wonderful and you have a spectacular view of the water while cycling.

    In summer you can find a nice spot to rest on the way and refresh yourself in the cool water of the lake, because swimming is allowed at the reservoir. Sailing, surfing and stand-up paddling are also popular water sports.

    Around the lake you will find nice restaurants and cafés that invite you to stop. From the large terraces of the bars you have a breathtaking view of the lake.

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    Baggersee Happurg

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Very nice, quiet bathing lake. Highly recommended is a visit to the restaurant on the Baggersee. Great burger.

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    Naturbadesee

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    The natural bathing lake attracts with its beautiful sandy beach and natural ambience. Families in particular feel very comfortable on the small lake, because the water is shallow in the shore area, which makes swimming particularly safe for children. Some large trees on the beach provide cool shade in summer.

    Anyone looking for fun and action outside of the water can have fun on the beach volleyball court. The area around the lake is of course also ideal for walking or cycling, because the lake can be easily reached via bike paths and dirt roads.

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    Ausee

    Bike Touring Highlight

    invites you to linger

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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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    Großer Brombachsee

    Hiking Highlight

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

    A fantastic and diverse local recreation area has emerged here. The five leisure regions offer everything your heart desires from beach volleyball to beer gardens, playgrounds and sandy beaches with wonderful swimming opportunities to sailing schools ...

    In addition, there are separate bike and footpaths around the lakes. The asphalting of the bike paths is continued year after year, so that at some point the circular route around the lake should be completely passable with inliners.

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