Bike Touring Highlight
Starting in 1912, gravel was dredged in the Fühlinger Heide, which was used for the construction of the railway lines Cologne-Aachen and Cologne-Krefeld as well as for the cement supply in Cologne. The pits filled quickly due to the nearby Rhine and the underground old Rhine arm with groundwater. Already in the 1930s, even with active excavator operation, bathers came to the north of Cologne.The recreational area Fühlinger See was created in 1967 by the reclamation and unification of the old gravel pits in the course of the construction of the satellite town Chorweiler. For these, the lake was to serve as a recreational area and a dividing line to the east planned industrial and commercial area. The use as a regatta course for the training and competition operation of the Cologne rowing clubs was also desired. The Fühlinger See consists of a large number of interconnected lakes. A total of seven lakes form a central regatta course. The individual lakes are intended for different uses: a lake for swimming and scuba diving, a fishing lake, a surfing lake and three swimming and boat lakes and a rowing and canoeing lake for arrival and departure with passage to the regatta course. The depth of the lake is on average 10 m, in some places almost 20 m are reached.
January 23, 2018
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