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Basaltsee

Hiking Highlight

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Recommended by 503 out of 534 hikers

This Highlight is in a protected area

Please check local regulations for: Naturpark Bayerische Rhön

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Tips

  • Biosphärenreservat Rhön

    Absolute hiking highlight and highly recommended. As tempting as it is, bathing is prohibited here to protect nature and animals in the Black Mountains Nature Reserve. Thank you for sticking to it and contributing to the protection of nature. - Rhön biosphere reserve

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    • July 1, 2022

  • Timo

    The basalt lake can be visited all year round. in every season he has his special Reitz.

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    • April 14, 2019

  • Mafel

    Until the 1930s, the "Stone House" was a large, stony basaltic sea. The basalt columns towered up to 12 m. They were witnesses of the Rhön volcanism 30 to 10 million years ago. The deepest part of the crater left by basalt mining later filled up with water and the current lake was created. Today, the basalt lake with the "Stone House" is a popular destination. There is a car park, a kiosk and a barbecue station.

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    • June 19, 2019

  • wittho1

    The basalt lake is a beautifully situated small lake that you can easily hike to, for example, from the Red Moor via Heidelstein.
    There is also a kiosk and good places to rest 😉👍🏻

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    • October 13, 2020

  • Stadtblickler

    In addition to the small catering hut - delicious cake and fresh grilled sausages invite - a tour around the basalt lake should be included.

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    • May 1, 2018

  • Jules

    In summer you can stop off nicely at the hut of the Anglers Association

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    • June 3, 2019

  • ML

    Idyllic little lake was created when the basalt mining crater filled up after the basalt mining had ended

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    • September 11, 2020

  • Renate Rotter

    Easy hike about 7km

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    • June 25, 2020

  • Bergfee13

    This lake is a feast for the eyes, especially the turquoise green color

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    • June 24, 2019

  • Peter 😎

    Easy to walk on the bank paths and paths

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    • January 18, 2020

  • Rhön Rider

    Nice circular walk around the lake.

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    • March 28, 2020

  • Thomas Hildebrandt

    Secluded lake, circulating in 10 minutes. BBQ areas. (Bathing ban)

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    • April 23, 2020

  • Sailor

    Nice atmosphere - when the car tourists are gone ...

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    • June 10, 2020

  • Rainer

    A nice place on the extra tour Hochrhöner

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    • July 3, 2020

  • Conny G.

    The kiosk will be open again in mid-2020.

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    • September 3, 2020

  • Alex

    Old basalt quarry that has filled with water over the years ...

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    • September 8, 2020

  • Goerdi

    The basalt lake is in the shady area of the tour. A beautiful beer garden invites you to linger.

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    • August 9, 2020

  • Frank Rmr

    The lake is the result of the large quarry operated here between 1950 and 1969. The uncontrollable ingress of water was also the reason for the closure of the quarry at that time.

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    • November 25, 2021

  • Karin Rühl🍄

    Hiking stop, can be reached by car, bypassed the lake, many benches, if you need a tourist, this is the right place

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    • April 4, 2021

  • Mary

    At the Basaltsee it is worth taking a break, nice beer garden with good tasting.

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    • June 22, 2021

  • Klaus St

    A beautiful lake with very good grilled sausages 👍, best to plan in the week as it can get very crowded on the weekend.

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    • November 27, 2021

  • Juliane

    Very idyllic lake, beautifully situated and anglers seem to get their money's worth here.

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    • July 5, 2022

  • SUNNY

    A beautifully situated lake in the forest, no swimming, the best thing is the jumping trout.

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    • August 1, 2022

  • ML

    The basalt lake at the Steinernen Haus, created after the basalt mining there, is a small idyll

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    • September 5, 2022

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Location: Oberelsbach, Rhön-Grabfeld, Lower Franconia, Bavaria, Germany

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