A hike around the idyllic Mönchsteich is a clear recommendation in every season. Here on the south bank, the narrow path leads along the bank with fantastic views. A wider path leads along the north bank, from which one also has beautiful views. Around the pond there are always very nice, small and free swimming areas - also for our four-legged friends.The Mönchsteich is a lake southeast of the village of Lütjensee. It is approximately 24 hectares and up to 2.9 m deep. The lake is fed by the Großensee via the Stenzenbek - an artificial passage south of the Schleushörn restaurant. A hiking trail leads around the lake, but not directly along the lake in the north-western part, here is a well system from Hamburg Wasser, which is not open to the public. The lake is particularly popular as a bathing lake for nudists, but due to the shallow depth there are many plants in the water that can impair bathing.In February 2021, the Mönchsteich was so frozen that you could go on the ice. I posted a few photos for it.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%B6nchteich
December 25, 2018
The name of the historic fish pond refers to the creation of the water by monks from the Reinfeld monastery. They created the Mönchteich after a short breakthrough from neighboring Großensee named Stenzenbek. The name “Mönckedick” is first recorded on the map of the Trittau, Reinbek, Tremsbüttel and Steinhorst offices in 1649 in the country description by Caspar Danckwerth and Johannes Mejer.
Acquired from the Wasserwerke Hamburg-Ost GmbH founded in 1928 to expand the groundwater supply, the Mönchteich passed to the Hamburger Wasserwerke GmbH after the Greater Hamburg Act came into force.stormarnlexikon.de/moenchteich
April 25, 2020
A short detour to the headland is worthwhile, because from some places you have beautiful views of the Mönchsteich and can also watch birds well. It gets a bit impassable all the way to the top, but stooping you can also get to whoever likes it - I like it a lot and think it's great here.
April 24, 2020
This section of the route here is down by the pond in the beautiful nature is unfortunately always swampy and it is relatively difficult to get through here - even today after a long period of drought, you could just balance on the trunks ... if you like it ... it's fun - but only passable with rubber boots after prolonged rain. The alternative path is higher and you can always get through there easily.Addendum:
Today on November 20th, 2020, the bank path was relatively easy to pass - you could easily avoid the boggy spots.
April 24, 2020
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