Borner See

Borner See

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Recommended by 469 out of 486 hikers


  • Peter_H_65 🐻

    Borner Lake was created in the 16th to 18th centuries by mining peat.
    Today it is a popular destination for hikers and cyclists.
    The lake has an area of around 127 hectares. At its deepest point it goes down 1 meter in the lake.

    "... faces of a lake: recreation, nature conservation, flood protection
    A beautiful view follows the other if you not only visit the water, but also plan a walk around the lake. The approximately two-kilometer patschel path takes you around Lake Borner. Patschel is an otter from the novel "Patschel vom Schwalmtal" by village teacher and local poet Heinrich Malzkorn, who found his final resting place here in the Borner Friedhof. The popular otter was lovingly designed in bronze by sculptor Uwe Meints for the fountain in front of the Borner church.
    The Wasser.Blick is located at the rest area directly below the church on the lake. You can start the tour here. The path leads along the water and opens attractive viewing windows on the parish church of St. Peter from the other side of the lake. On the south bank, which is particularly protected for bird life, the route takes a little distance from the lake. Through varied landscape you get to the Schwalm and finally back to the starting point. The lake was created in the 16th to 18th centuries by mining peat, which was used as fuel. The Kranenbach flushed a lot of soil into the lake, so that the lake finally silted up. In the 1970s it was excavated again as a water retention basin for flood protection and since then it has been an attraction for birds and those seeking relaxation ... "

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    • August 27, 2018

  • Ede

    Nice tour, very well signposted!

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    • December 30, 2018

  • Twent 🥾

    As a resident, I recommend “Haus Strötges” near Lake Borner.
    A small but great card!

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    • October 3, 2018

  • Maria Pastoors

    A great riverside path, a nearby refreshments (house Stroetges) and lots of nature

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    • May 13, 2019

  • Maria Pastoors

    Sometimes this is really music, otherwise you have the opportunity to make a picnic at this point, as next to benches overlooking the lake and a table is available.

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    • May 14, 2019

  • wuseltiere

    The lake invites to a contemplative rest.

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    • March 23, 2017

  • Sonja

    At the moment the way to the bridge right on the lake is closed! Bypass leads past the cemetery to the bridge!

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    • February 3, 2017

  • Roland

    A beautiful lake that invites you to relax. In good weather at the weekend, however, many cyclists and strollers are on the way.

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    • May 6, 2018

  • luktob07

    Many worthwhile paths lead past here. Benches with a table invite you to rest and pause. On balmy summer evenings people like to meet here and sometimes music is still played here. Next date is June 24 at 20:00 clock with hits by Udo Jürgens. The singing is organized by the church choir Cäcilia Born. You can find more Trérmine on the homepage of the choir

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    • June 22, 2019

  • Stephan N

    Very beautiful lake located on the Schwalm.
    Located on the hiking trail "Wasser-Wander-Welt Zwei-Seen-Runde"
    The second lake in this hike is the Hariksee.
    Definitely worth seeing!

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    • February 25, 2020

  • Nieres

    I have been to hiking trails between Niederkrücht and Brüggen am Borner See several times and have always enjoyed taking a break here. Others have already written a lot of good things about the beauty of the lake and the landscape.

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    • May 28, 2020

  • Stephan N

    Very beautiful lake close to Brüggen.

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    • December 20, 2020

  • Rudi⚙️⚙️

    A wonderful little hike with lots of variety.

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    • February 12, 2021

  • Marcell H

    It's shallow and deep here

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    • April 3, 2021

  • Marcell H

    It is beautifully reflected in sunlight

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    • April 17, 2021

  • Mika Hohnen

    Also agreed for anglers

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    • April 17, 2021

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Location: Lower Rhine Region, Düsseldorf District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


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