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Looking to visit the best lakes in Germany? 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 Germany’s top lakes below as recommended by the komoot community, and experience more on your next adventure!

The top 20 lakes in Germany

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    Wannsee

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The Wannsee is located in the district Steglitz-Zehlendorf of Berlin, which lies in the extreme southwest of the city. All around you will find many paths and trails that can be incorporated perfectly into a Berlin Gravel Tour.

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    Baldeneysee

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The Baldeneysee near Essen Werden is not only beautiful, but also full of history. On the opposite slope is Villa Hügel, once the home of the Krupp family. On it …

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    Amselsee

    Hiking Highlight

    The Amselsee impresses with its romantic and hidden location on the edge of the spa Rathen. The Niederrathener rocks, which tower high above the Amselsee, offer a great backdrop to …

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    Kemnader See

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The Ruhr reservoir lies between Bochum and Witten, so to speak at the foot of the Ruhruni Bochum. He is a popular destination of the inhabitants of Bochum and the …

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    Feldsee

    Hiking Highlight

    The Feldsee is the highest lake in Germany outside the Alps.

    The approximately 97,500 m² large and up to 32 m deep Karsee was created by glaciers from the last …

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    Der Chiemsee bei Seebruck

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The lake Chiemsee near Seebruck offers many photo opportunities. The area also invites to take breaks, as there are some good restaurants, as well as cafes, ice cream parlors and swimming spots. Just let your mind wander in between times.

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    Baldeneysee

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The Baldeneysee is the largest of the six Ruhr reservoirs. On the south-east shore runs the historic Hespertalbahn. On the north bank is the listed mining tower of the Carl …

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    Sengbachtalsperre

    Hiking Highlight

    A walk from Schloss Burg, over the Dietrichttempel to the dam wall, is very easy to walk and there is a lot to see. The hike can be extended by simply spinning a lap around the dam itself.

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    Horstmarer See

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The Seepark is located on the site of the Landesgartenschau Lünen ("LaGaLü"), which took place here in 1996. It is about 60 hectares in size and covers partly mining areas …

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    Füssen, Forggensee

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The Forggensee is a paradise for water sports enthusiasts in summer and in winter, when it is drained, you can hike on its bottom.

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    Schluchsee

    Hiking Highlight

    7.5 kilometers is the Schluchsee long. He is the largest lake in the Black Forest. Thanks to its altitude of 930 meters, the water in the reservoir is nice and …

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    Feldsee

    Hiking Highlight

    The Feldsee is an absolute must, which you should definitely plan - not only because it is fascinating and because of its history, but also because of the breathtaking surroundings in the moor. :)

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    Hintersee

    Hiking Highlight

    "Wuahhh, it's cold!" - that was my reaction when I climbed into the crystal clear sea. No wonder, because the Hintersee is constantly fed by fresh mountain water. The temperatures …

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    Cospudener See

    Bike Touring Highlight

    During the reclamation, a recreational area with beach and landscaped park was created around the lake and opened at the Expo 2000 on June 1, 2000. The leisure activities are …

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    Staumauer Edersee

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The Edersee dam is a great destination. Bicycle paths from Scheid to the wall and back are really great.

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    Promenade am Tegeler See

    Bike Touring Highlight

    This is a nice place to go during summer and take a bath in the lake.
    Going inside close to the airport you can make an stop to see the …

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    Lippesee

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The over 100 hectare reservoir is the recreation area par excellence. Numerous lawns and a beach on the north shore make the lake a popular bathing water. But the Lippesee …

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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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    Strandbad Nord Unterbacher See

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The lake is not only great for cycling, but especially for swimming. At Unterbacher See, there are two beach resorts with large lawns and sandy beaches. A bath is located …

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    Außenalster

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Hamburg is not possible without the Außenalster. Sit down and enjoy the Alster water - please no cyclist.

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    Tom Pfrey

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