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Recommended by 199 out of 206 hikers


  • Jo

    Untersee, Mittelsee and Obersee Ville is a chain of three lakes separated only by narrow dams in the large forest-lake landscape of the Ville. They belong to the follow-on landscape of the early lignite mining from the end of the 19th to the middle of the 20th century, which still dominates the entire area today. Thus, the surrounding, forest-used deciduous and deciduous forests on reclaimed land, recognizable by the many types of woody plants, including many natives, but also pines, Robinia and red oak in a few ages. The lakes represent residual holes that have filled up with the re-emergence of groundwater with water and are largely left to its further development. Since the forest recultivation from 1925 they are surrounded by forest, which reduces the nutrient input from the outside, which is very beneficial to biodiversity.NRW-wide, but largely hidden to the visitor, the lawns are made of candlestick algae (so-called Characeenrasen), which contains of the three mesotrophic waters, especially the submarine. Easier to see is the variety of riparian and aquatic plants with large reeds and extensive floating leaf stocks of spawning herbs, pond and water lilies. They attract a variety of rare dragonflies, leading to the outstanding biodiversity of up to 32 species.Source:

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    • March 5, 2018

  • daha

    The submarine, as well as the upper or middle lake was created at the end of lignite mining in 1965 and belongs to the Ville lakes plate in Brühl.

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    • March 5, 2018

  • Jens

    Very nice lake. A place to stay.

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    • April 29, 2018

  • Shaya

    The small seating areas right on the shore invite you to rest, fishing or just relax.

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    • August 11, 2018

  • MoRi

    An idyllic place to relax a little from everyday life.

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    • April 1, 2020

  • Jörn

    Swan nest

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    • April 25, 2020

  • Yvette Weiermann-Dreesen

    It's amazing how big the lake is

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    • May 17, 2020

  • Ralf gladbach

    Great landscape, lakes and pure nature.
    5 Stars......!!!

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    • May 31, 2020

  • Michael 🌻🌳

    Important: do not forget the towel !!

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    • June 5, 2020

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Location: Cologne District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


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