Lakes in North Rhine-Westphalia

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

The top 20 lakes in North Rhine-Westphalia

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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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    Baldeneysee

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Pleasantly flat and great to circle around by bike.

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Halterner Stausee

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Just great here at the lake

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    Dhünntalsperre

    Hiking Highlight

    Impressive construction and one of the few places where you come directly to the dam. Otherwise, the circular route always remains at a distance, because of drinking water

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    Neyetalsperre

    Hiking Highlight

    Even if the Neyetalsperre purely serves as a drinking water reservoir and you are not allowed to swim in it, you can wander around it wonderful. The riverside path leads …

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    Biggesee

    Bike Touring Highlight

    On Biggesee, cyclists can look forward to beautiful paths and great infrastructure. On a tour around the reservoir, the waters are always enchanting with their picturesque sights - blue waters, …

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    Johanna
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    The gasometer is more than an industrial monument. Since its decommissioning some twenty years ago, it has become the landmark of the city of Oberhausen and, moreover, the unmistakable hallmark …

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    Lippesee - Talsperre Sander-Lippe

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The Lippesee, officially dam Sander-Lippe, near Sande, a district of Paderborn in North Rhine-Westphalia, is a reservoir of the Lippe tributary Thune in close proximity to the Lippe.
    The weir …

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    Offlumer See

    Bike Touring Highlight

    You can take a bath at the main beach of the Baggersee. The spacious beach was even created especially for it. There are also free toilets available for the bathers …

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    Heidesee

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Due to the nature and nature conservation, it is unfortunately not allowed to swim a round in the Heidesee. It is best to simply take a break at the many small banks.

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    Stausee Obermaubach

    Hiking Highlight

    Great place to enjoy the free time.

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    Entenfang

    Bike Touring Highlight

    If you drive around the lake, you pass a small kiosk. This is in good weather a popular stopover with many cyclists.

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    Regattabahn

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Once around it ... if not all the joggers would be there ... ;-)

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    Kemnader See

    Hiking Highlight

    A popular destination for cyclists and inline skaters, hikers and joggers, sailors and surfers is the Kemnader lake on the city boundary between Bochum, Witten and Hattingen. A large (10 …

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    Rhein-Herne-Kanal

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Here the bike path leads directly along the canal bank. Many bridges cross at short intervals and connect the section with Bottrop, Oberhausen and Essen.

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