Everything that can be said about the Großer Bullensee applies to the small Bullensee: The name of both lakes has nothing to do with cattle or the police. Wikipedia tells us that they can probably be derived from the Low German verb bullern, which means something like rumble or roar. From the time of superstition, the lakes could be associated with poltergeists or noisy swarms of ghosts. Swimming is prohibited in the small Bullensee.
August 27, 2020
The Kleine Bullensee was created towards the end of the last Ice Age as a relic of a glacier in the Wümmeniederung south of Rotenburg Wümme and north of Kirchwalsede. Half of the Bullensee lies in the municipal areas of the city of Rotenburg Wümme and the other half of the municipality of Kirchwalsede.
Due to the high acid content due to the boggy environment, no fish live in the two lakes (Kleiner and Großer Bullensee). The lakes and their surroundings are designated as a nature reserve and also known as a local recreation area in the greater Bremen / Rotenburg Wümme area.
April 28, 2021
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