The best swimming lakes in Rhineland Palatinate and Saarland

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When the hot summer heat takes over the city—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 Rhineland Palatinate and Saarland. They show you the most wonderful forest lakes with hidden bays and beautiful beaches at large dams and cozy quarry lakes—so you can easily surf the next heatwave.

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Tours & Highlights

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    Laacher See

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Laacher See has arisen in the crater of a no longer active volcano filled with water. The lake is surrounded by a picturesque, wooded ring wall, which was probably created many years ago by strong explosions in the volcanic eruptions.Today, the lake is a paradise for cyclists who can circle the water on beautiful paths. For resting loads on the way campsite on the lake, where there is also a beach.The entrance fees for the beach are 4 euros for adults and 2 euros for children. The beach is open daily from 9 am to 6 pm in the off-season and from 9 am to 7 pm in the high season.

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    Saarland – Bostalsee

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    The up to 200-acre reservoir is located in northern Saarland. It is 500 meters long and surrounded by dense forests. Around the lake you can walk and cycle about seven kilometers. The Bostalsee is a very calm waters where surfers, sailors, fishermen and swimmers can relax in peace. Rent a pedal boat and float over the water is possible. On the shore you can also camp. Or spend your time in the adjacent "Center Parcs - Park Bostalsee". Pure action with accommodation and tropical adventure pool. There is something for everyone.

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    Betty
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    Seehofweiher

    Hiking Highlight

    The kiosk on Seehofweiher was completely redeveloped not so long ago and is now worth a real recommendation. We had different variations of tarte cake today, and they were all delicious.

    The toilets are super clean and modern. The location idyllic, right on the meadow of the bathing lake.

    Opening hours: March to May: Wednesday to Sunday 11am to 6pm
    June to September, daily 11 am to 10 pm
    October and November: Tuesday to Sunday 11am to 7pm

    More information: erlenbach-am-berwartstein.de/seehof

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    Gelterswoog

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Surrounded by the beautiful Palatinate Forest, the Gelterswoog is a pearl of a lake in the middle of nature. Here you can ride a great bike and swim in summer. On the northern shore of the lake, there is a beach that invites you to take a long break, whether to relax in the soft grass or to dive in the fresh lake water.

    The bathing area is open in the summer from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 to 20 o'clock and on Mondays from 12 to 20 o'clock. Admission costs 3.50 euros for adults and 1.80 euros for children.

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    Eiswoog

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    On hot summer days you can find the refreshment you need at the Eiswoog. The lake lies in a romantic forest, through which many shady paths lead. One of them leads around the lake for about three kilometers.

    At the small forest lake there are also sunbathing lawns that invite you to relax and swim. Just hop in the water to refresh yourself, because the lake is a popular bathing lake.

    For your physical well-being is also taken care of, right on the shore of the lake is namely a hotel with a cozy beer garden.

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    Meerfelder Maar

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Surrounded by the beautiful landscape of the Westeifel, you can enjoy pure nature at the Meerfelder Maar while cycling. To rest, the natural swimming pool on the lake offers, which is open all year around the clock. There is a beautiful lawn where you can relax comfortably.

    Prices for the sunbathing area:
    If there is not much to do, you can use the lawn for free. On days with more visitors, the use of the lawn for adults costs 2 euros and for children 1 euro.

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    Stausee Losheim

    Road Cycling Highlight

    The reservoir in Losheim is part of the border triangle of Germany, France, Luxembourg and the Saar-Hunsrück Nature Park and is an EU bathing water with high water quality. It is fed by the Losheimer Bach and has a circular route of about 4 km. Large and beautiful sunbathing lawns are laid out around the lake.

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    Bärenlochweiher

    Hiking Highlight

    We were back for swimming in the Bärenlochweiher, a free usable Naturbadeweiher with changing rooms and games on the very beautiful playground at Bärenloch in Kindsbach in Kaiserslautern. When we got hungry we visited the restaurant Kahnhaus am Bärenlochweiher. The restaurant with beer garden is located directly on the pond. Highly recommended.

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    Manfred
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    Strand am Darstein

    Hiking Highlight

    Beautiful beach at the Hotel Darstein. In the summer very crowded with limited parking in the car park, for which fee is required. The lake is currently heavily polluted with aquatic plants. These are removed from time to time. So the bathing quality is very different. The water is good quality and is regularly controlled.

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    Blauer See

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Nice bathing lake with supervision and kiosk

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    Markus
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    Krufter Waldsee

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Closed on Sundays due to conservation!

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    Martin
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    Helmbachweiher

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    This place is an idyll. You can not swim any calmer and more beautiful.

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    Uwe
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    Badestrand am Eicher See

    Hiking Highlight

    Beach at the Eicher lake, which you can visit without admission.

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    Melanie

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