Looking to visit the best lakes in Franconia? After all, there’s nothing better than the serenity of the lakeshore — or a quick dip when the weather’s warm. So, browse our list of Franconia’s top lakes below as recommended by the komoot community, and experience more on your next adventure!

The top 20 lakes in Franconia

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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, …

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    Brombachsee

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The cycle path around the Brombachsee or around all three lakes is 28 kilometers long and only ten meters difference in height can be mastered. Since there are many playgrounds …

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    3

    Fichtelsee

    Hiking Highlight

    10.5 hectare, artificially created storage pond, natural outdoor pool and with its surrounding facilities such as boating, lawn, children's playground, sports fields and circular trails a popular recreational area.

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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 …

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    Froschgrundsee

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The Viaduct Froschgrundsee is a 798 meter long twin-rail railway bridge over the new line Ebensfeld-Erfurt. It is the longest railway arch bridge in Europe with a span of 270 meters with the same span as the neighboring Grümpentalbrücke.

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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.

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    Untreusee

    Hiking Highlight

    On the southern outskirts lies the recreation area "Untreusee". Although the lake is artificially created, it fits into the soft, hilly landscape as if nature itself had produced it. A …

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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 …

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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 …

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    Birkensee

    Hiking Highlight

    Swan Mountain trailBeautiful hike, along the vineyards with imposing views to the Steigerwald, Kitzinger Land or Castell.
    At the edge of the road, you can always find out more …

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    Heinz
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    Oberbecken

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Super driveway is rewarded with a brilliant view.
    The onward journey towards Bayrische Schanz or the trail to Franziskushöhe offer itself.

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    Silbersee

    Hiking Highlight

    Although at first sight the romantic, wooded landscape does not suggest it, the silver lake is today a toxic heavily polluted water. In particular, the concentration of the nerve agent …

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    Mario
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    Goldbergsee

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The Goldbergsee is the right place to take a short break on your bike tour and in the summer you can take a refreshing dip in the lake.

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    Günther
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    Rothsee

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The Rothsee is the heart of the water transfer from the Danube to the Rhine-Main area. It stores the Altmühl and Danube water pumped up via the Main - Danube …

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    Basaltsee Tintenfass

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    A great place to stay ...

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    Silbersee

    Hiking Highlight

    A very nice refreshment can take our four-legged friends in the lake. A very idyllic place.

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    Wurzbachweiher

    Hiking Highlight

    Beautifully situated forest pond. On the bench you can also cool your feet.

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    Hahnenkammsee

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Nature reserves. Do Not Enter. However from a distance a great view with greenish water. A great departure from the Hahnenkamm

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    Herrnbrunnen

    Hiking Highlight

    For centuries, Rothenburg was dependent on the water from the neighboring ridges. They supplied drinking and extinguishing water, which was conducted here over long distances. The Herrnbrunnen is located in …

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    Thomas
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    Markgrafenbrunnen

    Hiking Highlight

    The Markgrafenbrunnen to Bayreuth shows as a central figure an equestrian statue of the Margrave Christian Ernst. It is surrounded by four groups of figures that symbolize the rivers that …

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