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Basaltsee

Basaltsee

Hiking Highlight

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Recommended by 1112 out of 1161 hikers

This Highlight is in a protected area.

Please check local regulations for: Biosphärenreservat Pfälzerwald-Vosges du Nord

Tips

  • Dominikus

    Great location for a picnic in a quiet area with a fantastic view of the lake.

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    • June 21, 2017

  • Tina64

    Through the mining of basalt until the 1980s, two funnels were created, at the bottom of which two small lakes formed. One can go down well, the other is not accessible, as it has dangerous steep walls all around, it is also fenced. But you can look at some places in the 100-meter deep hole. This is the one in which you can go down and on whose surface there are beautiful reflections.

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    • November 11, 2018

  • 1Fritz-Mar 🇩🇪❤️🇺🇦

    Deep green basalt lake, the degradation was discontinued many years ago.

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    • July 2, 2019

  • Scout Jens

    This is the smaller and more accessible lake that arose after the abandonment of the basalt quarries near Forst in the 1980s. Today a nature reserve, so you should rather avoid a bath here. Definitely worth seeing.

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    • March 26, 2022

  • Ralf

    Very nice little lake.

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    • May 14, 2017

  • Jürgen 🍦 ele

    A lake that you do not expect. Lies quiet and dreamy between forest and rocks. Worth seeing.

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    • June 30, 2019

  • Tanja

    Worth seeing basalt lake in a nature reserve.

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    • August 27, 2020

  • Jochen

    Small idyllic lake below the former quarry.

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    • April 9, 2017

  • Alex

    large basalt lake near Forst in the Palatinate

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    • May 16, 2017

  • Annemarie Ohmer

    Beautiful lake, crystal clear water and very lonely.

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    • May 5, 2020

  • Mrs. Fluffs

    Beautiful, hidden place in a nature reserve. Perfect to unwind! Definitely a must during a hiking / biking trip in this area.

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    • September 10, 2018

  • Phönix

    Swimming is not so good anymore, there are many water sprays and the water level has dropped a meter in the last two dry summers.
    (In addition, swimming is prohibited here)
    It's still good to cool your feet, and for geologists the place is also very interesting. The quarry was operated on two balsa vents, which had pushed through the Buntsandsteinschichten through.

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    • October 2, 2019

  • Petra

    Secluded lake, ideal for a break. We even saw a small snake in the shallow water.

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    • July 26, 2020

  • Supermanu

    Lonely basalt lake, the detour is worth it. Saw a kingfisher today

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    • August 27, 2020

  • Schmilka68

    Small hidden lake on the wayside that is not signposted

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    • October 25, 2020

  • Björn

    A great destination. An old quarry and a small lake provide a great backdrop.

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    • December 7, 2020

  • Jörg Hinsenkamp

    The silent eye of the lake is food for the soul. Reminiscent of the lakes in the high Vosges.

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    • May 1, 2018

  • Engin 🏞️

    Just wonderful! Must see ...

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    • April 29, 2019

  • Dagmar

    Impressive depth and clear water in the volcano

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    • April 1, 2018

  • Diana

    At first gently rising, later relatively steeply rising to the basalt lake. This pays the effort further it goes to the corner head and then through pitoresque forests with partly sandy paths downhill towards Wachenheim. Mostly in the shade, what made it look enjoyable.

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    • April 22, 2018

  • Alex

    Basalt lake is named because of its color.

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    • May 13, 2017

  • Klaus-Peter

    Quiet to relax. Steep rock walls.

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    • November 1, 2017

  • Renate

    Nice calm lake to relax

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    • September 6, 2019

  • Björn

    A great little lake. A really beautiful landscape that you should have seen.

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    • July 13, 2020


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Location: Forst an der Weinstraße, Bad Dürkheim, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

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