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Location: Bodenwöhr, Schwandorf, Upper Palatinate, Bavaria, Germany

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  • Like a mysterious mirror, the Hammersee shimmers in its shores of reeds and trees. With its many opportunities, the approximately eight-kilometer-long and 33.9-acre Lake Hammersee is an Eldorado for water enthusiasts. Do not forget to pack your bathing trunks. Shallow, sandy shores and the lovingly designed bathing place invite to carefree bathing pleasure.

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    • March 26, 2019

  • The Hammersee in Bodenwöhr belongs to the Upper Palatinate Lake District and is mainly used for tourism today.

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    • June 1, 2020

  • Hammersee - Beautifully landscaped lake with many opportunities for fishing, swimming and cycling. The circular route can be easily mastered on foot or by bike and is even suitable for prams. Whether it's hot or rainy, you can always recommend the lake!

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    • June 22, 2022

  • Beautiful lake with high recreational value

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    • January 26, 2023

  • The HammerseeSeen from a natural perspective, the Hammersee lies in the Oberpfälzisches Hügelland in the sub-region of the Bodenwöhrer Senke and dams the lower valleys of the Schwarzenbachl coming from the east and the Gleixnerbach, which is coming in from the north-west, which meet near Bodenwöhr. The parish village of Bodenwöhr is on the southern shore of the lake, and the parish village of Blechhammer is on the northern shore of the eastern branch of the lake.
    The level of the Hammersee is 370 m above sea level. NHN, it extends from the influence of the Gleixnerbach in the northwest to that of the Schwarzenbachl along the lake lines of these brooks for about 3 km, the longer part of which is the Schwarzenbachl branch, and is mostly just over 100 meters wide at the junction of the two Branches even about 300 meters. At the southernmost point of the lake in Bodenwöhr, the Sulzbach that forms there leads the lake outflow southwards to the Regen.
    Already before 1464 an iron hammer was moved to Bodenwöhr, which was operated by the water power of the dammed streams from the area. The lake must have existed at that time. After the smelting works were finally closed in 1971, the use of the Hammersee for leisure and recreational purposes came to the fore. Hydroelectric power is no longer used today.
    Today there are three campsites right on the shore of the Hammersee, the lake is a well-stocked body of water and is therefore often used by anglers. The lake can be navigated with boats without a motor. There are several public bathing spots on the lake, including a public lakeside resort with a sandy beach and a kiosk in Bodenwöhr. For hikers and cyclists there is a circular route around the lake, the circular route is connected to the national Goldsteig hiking trail.
    From 2011 to 2015, the lake was certified as having excellent water quality throughout the bathing season.
    Source: excerpts from Wikipedia

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    • June 13, 2023

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Location: Bodenwöhr, Schwandorf, Upper Palatinate, Bavaria, Germany

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