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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 - Stauwehr

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    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

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    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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    Kemnader See

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    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

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    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

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

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    Kemnader See

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    Nice lake and great bike path

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    Baldeneysee

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    Once around it is always nice, whether on foot or by bike. From lock to old railway bridge and on the other side back or vice versa.

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    Horstmarer See

    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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    9

    Halterner Stausee

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    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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    10

    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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    11

    Dhünntalsperre

    Hiking Highlight

    Here you have a great view of the large Dhünntalsperre, after all Germany's second largest drinking water dam. All around is a lot of nature with many rare and protected species.

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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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    Strandbad Nord Unterbacher See

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    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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    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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    Halterner Stausee

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    The reservoir Haltern - officially Stevertalsperre Haltern - is a drinking water dam. The water supplies the northern Ruhr area and parts of the western Münsterland. To ensure the excellent …

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    Stausee Obermaubach

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    When the construction of the Urft dam began in 1900, no one could have known that it was also a decision to build the Obermaubach reservoir. The reservoir and the …

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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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    Offlumer See

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    You can swim on the main beach of the quarry pond. The spacious beach was even created especially for this purpose. There are also free toilets available for bathers and …

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    The Lippesee is a recreational area, where there are a variety of water sports and recreational opportunities such as sailing, surfing, paddle boating and fishing. On the north shore there …

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