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Mittelsee

Mittelsee

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Recommended by 849 out of 879 hikers

This Highlight is in a protected area

Please check local regulations for: Naturpark Rheinland

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  • Jo

    Unter, Mittel 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 subsequent landscape of the early lignite mining from the end of the 19th to the middle of the 20th century, which still characterizes the entire area today. The surrounding deciduous and mixed deciduous forests, used for forestry, stand on recultivated land, recognizable by the many types of wood, including many locals, but also pine, locust and red oak in a few age groups. The lakes represent residual holes that have been filled with water when the groundwater rises again and are largely left to develop further. Since forest recultivation in 1925, they have been surrounded by forest, which reduces the nutrient input from the outside, which greatly benefits biodiversity.

    Significant throughout North Rhine-Westphalia, but largely hidden from the visitor, are the lawns made of chandelier algae (so-called Characeae lawns), which of the three mesotrophic bodies of water are mainly contained in the Untersee. It is easier to see the variety of bank and water plants with large belts of reeds and extensive floating leaves of spawning herbs, pond and water lilies. They attract a large number of now rare dragonflies, which leads to the outstanding biodiversity of up to 32 species.

    Source: natur-erleben-nrw.de

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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

  • MoRi

    An idyllic place to relax a little from everyday life.

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    • April 1, 2020

  • Shay

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

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    • August 11, 2018

  • Ralf gladbach

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

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    • May 31, 2020

  • Jens

    Very nice lake. A place to stay.

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    • April 29, 2018

  • hermanspann

    Beautiful riverside path - lots of peace and quiet and plenty of subjects for photographers

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    • December 1, 2020

  • Andibonn

    Can be easily circumnavigated in 20 minutes.

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    • February 7, 2021

  • Martin & Sabine neben der Spur

    Beautiful place on the water.
    ..... no, you are not allowed to swim here or put an inflatable boat into the water, this is a nature reserve.

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    • March 28, 2021

  • JakobusPilger

    When walking around the lake, we encountered anglers again and again, who usually answered the greeting "Petri Heil" in a friendly manner with "Petri Dank".

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    • May 19, 2021

  • Martin & Sabine neben der Spur

    Here on the jetty in the water is a great opportunity to take a break.

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    • July 24, 2020

  • M͙K͙V͙ⓞⓞⓓⓞⓞP͙R͙ 🇩🇪

    Pure nature, without words, just let it work its magic! 👍🙂🙃

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    • December 6, 2020

  • Andibonn

    The Mittelsee is, as the name suggests, between the Unter- and Obersee and enchants with its apparent isolation.

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    • February 7, 2021

  • 🌍 Hey Tom

    Beautiful lake in a great hiking area!

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    • February 28, 2021

  • Torsten

    The lake district is located in a beautiful local recreation area.

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    • June 3, 2021

  • MichaeL🍁

    Important: do not forget the towel !!

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    • June 5, 2020

  • Uwe Mannuß

    The 3 lakes (Untersee, Mittelsee and Obersee) offer beautiful, peaceful nature, many water birds (ducks, swans, wild geese) can be observed and accordingly there are many photo opportunities. There are some benches here to linger and enjoy nature. You just have to let it take effect and you can slow down wonderfully.

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    • October 11, 2021

  • R.Bungartz

    The lake is part of the Ville chain of lakes, which consists of the Obersee in the southwest, which is around three to four meters higher, the Mittelsee and the Untersee, which is around three to four meters lower.

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    • March 26, 2022

  • Niklas 🥾🚲🛶🛼😀

    The lower path along the lakes is beautiful but can be quite muddy in sections. At the Untersee, the path has now been expanded like a "forest highway".

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    • August 10, 2022

  • 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

  • DANΨ

    One of the many beautiful lakes in this area

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    • March 31, 2022

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