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Senkungssee Elsbach "Pfingstsee"

Senkungssee Elsbach "Pfingstsee"

Bike Touring Highlight

Recommended by 2262 out of 2354 cyclists

This Highlight is in a protected area

Please check local regulations for: Naturpark Hohe Mark - Westmünsterland

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  • radrevier.ruhr

    The Elsbachsee, also known as the Pfingstsee, is a wonderful place with impressive nature. The lake is still "in the making" because it is a subsidence lake that can be traced back to coal mining. The lake can be discovered on the RevierRoute "Landpartie", for example.

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    • August 27, 2020

  • Great stopover, pure nature experience, like a vacation

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    • October 24, 2018

  • The benches with table, are a new, natural u. rough seating made of logs,
    given way. Not quite finished, but looks great already.

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    • September 27, 2019

  • Here the nature is still in order. Also below the waterline in Elsbachsee, frolicking
    Swarms of rudd fish

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    • September 27, 2019

  • Elsbachsee with new seating in the foreground

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    • September 22, 2019

  • Elsbach lake with new seating

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    • April 16, 2020

  • For absolute nature lovers, almost like holidays.

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    • October 23, 2018

  • Two decades ago, just for the holidays, a stream sank into a depression near BottropIt happened at a time about 20 years ago when a stream sank into the ground near Bottrop and the water burst its banks and it became a lake. And because it all happened at Christmas, they called it "Christmas Lake." A beautiful story? And even true.In the middle of the Kirchheller Heide, a piece of forest fell to its knees because of mining. Better: above it, the Chriemhilt seam. And he keeps falling. "This here," says district forester Werner Meemken and makes a wide swing with his arm, "will also disappear." He means the pine trees that are still waiting on the shore in a small but tall grove. Her sisters are already standing naked and without a crown up to the knotholes in the water, soon they will buckle and sink. It looks enchanted how the dark lake lies at their feet, with small ice floes on which the sun's rays glitter.The foresters saved other wood in time; there were more pines in the floodplain and alders too. But they knew what was going to happen, just as the mining industry knew: that a lake will grow in the forest has long been in the area development plan and also on a notice board on the bank.Source: waz.de

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    • June 1, 2022

  • It's just pure nature with a mystical flair that is otherwise only in films

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    • February 27, 2019

  • A piece of nature invites you to linger. Almost like a vacation

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    • October 23, 2018

  • Pause!!! In this place look beautiful. Nicer biotope

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    • July 13, 2019

  • Elsbachsee

    • September 22, 2019

  • And suddenly the cyclist gets a little gem, which has been designed especially beautiful and gives nature time and space. Class.

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    • August 27, 2019

  • I drove past yesterday in the early evening in the most beautiful weather and was able to enjoy an impressive frog concert; o)
    This "gem" is definitely worth a tour.

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    • May 21, 2020

  • Special lake with trees growing in it, as if it were a mangrove forest. The gravel path over the dam in the middle is a wonderful way to figuratively immerse yourself in the lake.

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    • April 27, 2022

  • Nice place to take a break, dead trees standing in the water

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    • May 12, 2022

  • Ideal for a short break, nice photo opportunity

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    • August 13, 2018

  • great nature reserve, almost like a vacation

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    • October 23, 2018

  • At this point you can unwind. Almost like a vacation

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    • October 24, 2018

  • a piece of pure nature. Almost, like a vacation

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    • October 24, 2018

  • The nature reserve on Elsbach lies behind the Heidesee, but is significantly less frequented, as it is further away from the parking lot at the lake. Here you can watch herons and ducks and listen to a frog concert. There are two chairs and a tree trunk table at the bridge.

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    • June 18, 2020

  • Kirchheller Heath
    The Kirchheller Heide is a green and woodland landscape in the west of Bottrop-Kirchhellen in the North Rhine-Westphalian Ruhrgebiet.Die Kirchheller Heide is part of the nature park Hohe Mark-Westmünsterland and has about 100 km of marked cycling and hiking trails and 23 km riding trails of great importance the recreation in the Ruhr area.

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    • June 1, 2018


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