Bike Touring Highlight
The 20-hectare Decksteiner Weiher is one of the most beautiful recreational areas in the city of Cologne. It was designed according to the plans of the famous Cologne garden director Fritz Encke (1861-1931). The pond is now a popular meeting place for rowers, runners, cyclists, pedal boaters and other Freitzeitsportler.
June 24, 2017
In nice weather often quite populated. One should then pay attention to small children and free-range dogs. There are also many joggers with headphones on the road who hear no ringing. But there are some parallel ways.
There are many swans on the lake. Please do not feed, so you do not do the animals a favor.
October 14, 2017
Beautiful, beautiful, Decksteiner pond: The destination in the outer green belt is one of Cologne's top addresses in terms of recreation and recreational activities. Six kilometers from the cathedral, a gently curved canal connects the two bodies of water of the pond.
Kastanienalleen form a "green roof" on the sides in the summer, providing shade. In autumn, the leaves of the trees here and on the adjacent meadows provide a magical play of colors. But even in spring, when the crocuses are blooming, the Decksteiner Weiher shows its best side. For a tour you can start in the north of the Bachemer road, in the south of the Berrenrather road or Geißbockheim.
October 15, 2017
The Decksteiner Weiher is part of the left bank of the outer green belt and is located in the Cologne district of Lindenthal, between the A4 motorway and military ring road.The pond was created from 1927-1929 by garden and landscape architects and city councilor Theodor Nußbaum (1885-1956) according to plans of the city planner and architect Fritz Schumacher (1869-1947). The pond as a whole consists of two larger pools, which are connected by a canal. The northern basin is square with a rectangular island that is not accessible to visitors. In the north-eastern corner of the basin, the shore protrudes into the square plan of the pond, there is the excursion restaurant "Haus am See". A wide channel leads to the southern basin in a gentle arc that adapts to the curve of the green belt in this area. The canal was created as a practice course for rowers, and is accompanied on both sides by chestnut alleys.The trees of the avenues at the Decksteiner Weiher are today sometimes around the 80 years old. An avenue of this size and age always creates a very specific atmosphere and gives the pond together with surroundings the character of a larger park. Originally avenues were used in castle gardens, primarily as a design element to make the viewer a pleasure. At the same time they were a means of dividing large parks into smaller sub-areas. Her name comes from the French word "all" which means as much as go. Avenues were at the beginning of arcades, which invited to stroll.The southern basin opens out from the canal in geometric shapes. Its layout is reminiscent of a juxtaposition of different size rectangles, in the southernmost tip is followed by a semicircle. The larger of the two basins has an extension of 300 meters in some areas. In total, the pond covers about 20 hectares and has an approximate depth of 1.50 meters. The excavation was piled up to lookout hills.
May 9, 2018
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