Bike Touring Highlight

Recommended by 462 out of 514 cyclists


  • Martin

    Formerly here was a huge industrial area, the steelworks Pheonix East. It was recultivated, a lake, a residential and a recreational area were created. Today you can relax here and by the way you will be reminded of the past of this place and the Ruhr area itself.

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    • 11/21/2017

  • Heinz 🏃Sprinter

    The lake offers even water sports enthusiasts many opportunities.
    The range of usable watercraft ranges according to current maritime law of electric powered model boats or model sailboats to "real" sails, oars or paddle boats.

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    • 02/13/2018

  • DirkOnTour

    The Phoenix Lake is with the surrounding area a residential and recreational area with restaurants and commercial buildings. Responsible for planning and construction are the Phoenix-See-Entwicklungsgesellschaft, which is a subsidiary of Dortmunder Stadtwerke, the Emschergenossenschaft and the city of Dortmund. The location is the 96-hectare site of the former Hermannshütte in Dortmund-Hörde (Hörder Bergwerks- und Hütten-Verein).

    The pond has a length of 1230 meters, a maximum width of 310 meters and a maximum depth of about 4.6 meters. The area is about 24 hectares and the capacity about 600,000 m³. The lake is also a building block in the renaturation of the Emscher. Its design as a rainwater retention basin protects the downstream residential and commercial buildings on the banks of the Emscher from flooding. At the monastic building in the harbor basin, it can be held back and controlled to be reintroduced into the Emscher. [3] If necessary, the lake can additionally absorb up to 360,000 m³ of rainwater. [4]. Together with the around two kilometers west and 110 hectares Phoenix-West Technology Park and the northern 60 hectares of fallow land (Phoenix Park), the lake changes Hördes' formerly heavy industry image.

    On its banks, after a 150-year industrial use history [5] a predominantly home-based residential development with about 1200 units on approximately 26 hectares was realized. Gastronomy and leisure facilities are to create 5000 jobs on a 3.2 kilometer long waterfront.

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    • 01/01/2017

  • TeutoRadler🚴

    Is worth seeing. I remember what it looked like earlier.

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    • 02/18/2017

  • Ralf Denzer

    Phoenix lake beach promenade

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    • 07/18/2016

  • deti801

    For pedestrians and cyclists beautiful recreational area

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    • 05/15/2017

  • Ruediger Scholz

    Here you can enjoy the view and the gastronomy ...

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    • 08/06/2017

  • Edwin

    Super landscaped lake, there is a lot to see

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    • 07/06/2018

  • Johannes

    If you are up there on the hill, you can see beautiful Panarama with Dortmundern landmark!

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    • 03/05/2019

  • deti801

    A recreational area with enough many places.

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    • 05/16/2017

  • Edwin

    Phönixsee is always worthwhile, has been there many times

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    • 06/21/2018

  • Rui

    Always worth it to drive here

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    • 04/13/2019

  • Edwin

    beautiful bike path around the lake

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    • 10/08/2018

  • Johannes

    A beautiful promenade in Dortmund!
    Cultural Park Phoenix Lake
    A beautiful view of the lake and surroundings, panoramic view and beautiful place to do sports but also easy to drive to lunch

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    • 10/05/2018

  • Rui

    Lots going on here

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    • 04/13/2019

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    • 04/13/2019

  • Jojo

    It is amazing to me how the area south of the Westfalenpark has changed in recent years.

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    • 05/02/2019

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Top Touring Cycling Routes Featuring the Highlight ‘Phoenix-See’

Location: in the Ruhr Region, Münster District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


  • Elevation150 m

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