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 you also have beautiful views. There are always very nice small and free swimming spots all around the pond - also for our four-legged friends.The Mönchsteich is a lake southeast of the village of Lütjensee. It is approx. 24 ha in size and up to 2.9 m deep. The lake is fed by the Großensee via the Stenzenbek - an artificial breakthrough south of the Schleushörn restaurant. There is a hiking trail around the lake, but not in the northwestern part directly along the lake, here there is a fountain by Hamburg Wasser that 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 affect bathing.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
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