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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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    Baldeneysee - Stauwehr

    Bike Touring Highlight

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

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    Baldeneysee

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The fact that the Baldeneysee has been created artificially, you can hardly see it today. Not only water sports fans, he attracts, but just the continuously developed foot and bike path around the lake is very attractive.

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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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    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. It is a popular destination for the residents of Bochum and the …

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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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    Halterner Stausee

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Drive around the lake and use one of the many resting places. A tour by boat is also fun.

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    8

    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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    9

    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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    Kemnader See

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Nice lake and great bike path

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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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    Brombachsee

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The cycle path around the Brombachsee or around all three lakes is 28 kilometers long and there is only a ten meter difference in altitude to be overcome. Since there …

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    Markkleeberger See

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Not as crowded as the Cosi and lots of free toilets and some snacks.

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    Horstmarer See/Seepark Lünen

    Bike Touring Highlight

    In the middle of the city area of ​​Lünen near Düsseldorf, this bathing lake with a size of just 300 x 200 meters fits perfectly into its surroundings. In the …

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    Betty
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    15

    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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    16

    Blautopf

    Hiking Highlight

    A deep blue lake, which incidentally also inspired Eduard Mörike to write his "Stuttgart Hutzelmännlein" - written in Swabian dialect with a tongue twister: "S'leit a Klötzle Blei glei bei …

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    17

    The Bärenbrucher pond is a very beautiful Harz pond. A forest stretches along the bank to the south of the dam. Here you have great opportunities for a snack in …

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    Altmühlsee am Surfcenter

    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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    Johanna
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    Halterner Stausee

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The Halterner See can be completely circumnavigated on a bike and hiking trail of around nine kilometers in length. It also leads over a bridge directly past the dam's weir, …

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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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    Jenni

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