This Highlight is in a protected area
Please check local regulations for: Naturpark Fichtelgebirge
Easy to reach by bike, on foot or by baby carriage. From the parking lot Seehaus, or even shorter, directly at the well signposted parking lots possible at any time. Beautiful terrace and good management make the Sunday trip completely successful
April 22, 2019
The Fichtelsee is an approximately 10.5 hectare, artificially created dam pond in the wooded saddle between Ochsenkopf and Schneeberg in the municipality Fichtelberg.
Capacity about 520,000 cubic meters of water;
Largest water depth 16 meters;
Altitude 752 m above sea level. NN;
It serves as a natural outdoor pool and with its surrounding facilities such as lawn, children's playground, sports fields and circular paths as a popular recreational area.
September 27, 2015
Old descriptions of the Fichtelsee tell of a deep mountain lake that hits the Ochsenkopf with its waves. According to current knowledge, there has never been such a lake. Rather, its formation has to do with mining. In 1650 a trench was dug from the high moor to Fichtelberg. In addition to the Fichtelnaab, it was supposed to provide additional water power to drive the hammers. As time went on, however, the moor dried up more and more. Since the water was now scarce, an artificial reservoir was built in 1739: the Fichtelsee. The current size of around 11 hectares was created between 1983 and 1986 and resulted in an increase in size by more than the original water area. Source: fichtelberg.de/freizeit-sport/fichtelsee
November 1, 2021
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