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Recommended by 326 out of 333 hikers


  • daha

    The upper lake (like the lower and middle lake) was created at the end of brown coal mining in 1965 and belongs to the Ville lakes plate in Brühl.

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    • May 7, 2017

  • 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 ground, recognizable by the many types of woody, 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 their 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: natur-erleben-nrw.de

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    • March 5, 2018

  • HeJi

    A unique plant and animal world with wonderful calm

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    • May 14, 2017

  • Rainer

    At the destination is the forest beer garden "Zum Einhorn"

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    • September 28, 2015

  • wruether

    Easy to reach by train. Erftstadt-Liblar station is a very nice starting point.

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    • June 12, 2019

  • Yvette Weiermann-Dreesen

    The Obersee has a wonderful panorama

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    • May 17, 2020

  • Pescatores

    Beautiful view, a place to rest

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    • June 21, 2020

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Location: Erftstadt, Rhein-Erft-Kreis, Cologne District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


  • Elevation160 m

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