A beautiful view follows the other if you are planning a walk around the lake. The approximately two kilometers long Patschelpfad leads you around the Borner lake. 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 at the Borner cemetery. The popular otter was lovingly designed by sculptor Uwe Meints for the fountain in front of the Borner church in bronze.
You can start the trail at the rest area directly below the church on the lake. The path leads partly directly along the water and opens from the other side of the lake attractive windows on the parish church of St. Peter. On the south bank, which is particularly protected for bird life, the route takes off from the lake. Through varied landscape you reach the Schwalm and finally back to the starting point. The lake was created in the 16th to 18th century by the extraction of peat, which was used as fuel. The Kranenbach washed a lot of soil into the lake, so that the lake finally silted up. In the 1970s, it was rebuilt as a water retention basin for flood protection and has since been a magnet for birds and recreation seekers alike.
October 11, 2018
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