The most popular swimming lakes in Hesse

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When the hot summer heat takes over Hesse—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 in Hesse. They show you turquoise blue lakes with wooded shores and crystal clear water. Wonderful sandy beaches on the most beautiful lakes in the middle of nature and cozy beach bars on the shores that create a holiday feeling—so you can easily surf the next heatwave.

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Tours & Highlights

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    Diemelsee

    Bike Touring Highlight

    By bike you can fully enjoy the picturesque landscape of Lake Diemelsee. When cycling around the lake you also have the opportunity to rest on beautiful beaches and hop into the water if you want to refresh yourself. In Heringhausen there is even a free beach, where you will find next to the large lawn and a kiosk, showers and play equipment for children in the water and on the beach.

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    Hessen - Dutenhofener See

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Not far from Wetzlar and Gießen there is a wonderful recreational area for young and old. 900 m2 of beach and 36 acres of water surface offer plenty of space to sunbathe and have fun. Volleyball fields and playground, stand-up paddling and paddle boat hire make things attractive for the whole family. Around the lake, it will also cycle and wander excellently, after which a refreshment in the cold water feels even better.

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    Betty
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    Edersee

    Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

    A bike ride to the Edersee is always worthwhile. Especially in summer, it is especially beautiful here, because then the deciduous forests on the banks are beautiful green. On hot days, it is wonderful to swim in the reservoir. You can just look for your favorite spot on the shore to relax and refresh in the water. If you prefer to swim on a supervised beach, the DLRG beach is recommended.

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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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    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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    Nidda-Stausee

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The Nidda Reservoir - in the summer a dream for hikers, skaters and cyclists. The great snack bar on the banks of the reservoir invites you to take a break. Here you should definitely try Leberkäs with fried eggs and homemade potato salad.

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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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    Niedermooser See - Westseite

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    The most beautiful is the west side of the Niedermosser lake. Small bays invite for swimming and fishing.

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    Strandbad Aartalsee

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    The Aartalsee in the Lahn-Dill-Kreis in the municipality Bischoffen and Hohenahr is the second largest lake area of ​​Hesse and offers something for every recreational athlete: Whether sailing, surfing, fishing, inline skating, hiking or jogging on the approximately 7.5 km long circular walk.
    For swimming and relaxation, the bathing area with sandy beach and lawn invites. Various sports and recreational events take place on the grounds in the summer.
    The Vorsperre, which is dedicated to nature conservation, is home to numerous species of native animals on the 21 islands, which live here in summer as well as in winter.
    Whether on foot or on the bike: Discover the beautiful surroundings of the Aartalsee with its densely wooded valleys and heights on one of the numerous hiking and biking trails, such as the "Wedding Path".
    On a total area of ​​82 hectares, many recreational opportunities. There are lawns for sunbathing and a sandy beach for swimming, a sailing and surfing club and good fishing opportunities.
    A developed path for pedestrians, joggers, inline skaters and cyclists leads around the lake.
    Six hundred municipal parking spaces are available for visitors. All municipal parking spaces are chargeable.

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    Steinrodsee

    Bike Touring Highlight

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

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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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    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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    Ulmbachtalsperre Holzhausen

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    At the Ulm dam you can bath wonderfully!

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    Badestelle am Marbachstausee

    Road Cycling Highlight

    Here you can go swimming (prohibited in other areas because of bird sanctuary),
    in summer, the DLRG and an ice cream man are there;)

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    Badestrand bei Schwebda

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Around the lake there are large sunbathing areas that invite to a picnic. Unfortunately the water quality is not that you can always swim.

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