The Bärensee is the first of three lakes that can be found directly behind each other in the Rotwildpark near Stuttgart.
Most Stuttgart call the three lakes for the sake of simplicity as bear lakes or just as bear lake.
In 1566 Duke Christoph decided to build the Pfaffensee in order to end the then water shortage of the mills.
In 1618, Duke Johann Friedrich created the Bärensee after renewed water scarcity. The two lakes were connected by a canal.
The New Lake was added in 1833 when a dam was built to allow the largest lake ever to emerge between Bärensee and Pfaffensee.
Until 1998, the water was treated to provide drinking water. Currently, the lakes serve only the emergency water supply.
October 3, 2016
Whereby most of the pictures here are not the Bear Lake, but the "New Lake". The entire lakes here run under the generic term "park lakes" and were artificially created to improve the water supply in Stuttgart. In 1575 the lowest lake, the Pfaffensee, 1618 the Bärensee (only that is the lake directly below the Bärenschlössle). And last, the lake in the middle, the "New Lake" 1833th The system also includes the more distant Steinbach and Katzenbachsee. The lakes are no longer used for water supply, only for recreation.
July 21, 2018
After another shortage of water, Duke Johann Friedrich created the Bärensee in the lower valley of the Bernhardsbach stream, which ran towards the Glems, in 1618, about a kilometer west, and was connected to the Pfaffensee via an open canal along the slope. Remains of this canal can still be seen today on the edge of the hiking trail along the lakes. At one point the canal had to overcome the valley cut by the outflowing Glems; an aqueduct made of solid stone was built over which the hiking trail leads today.
February 1, 2020
Ref. the increasing water demand was created under Duke Johann Friedrich in 1618 by the accumulation of the Bernhardsbach, today's Bärensee.Contents: 172,000 m³
Area: 46,000 m²
Lowest point: approx. 8 m
Width: 50 - 170 m
Length: 560 m
Catchment area: 3.95 km²
Inlet: From the Bernhardsbach
March 19, 2020
The Bärensee is a lake near Stuttgart Büsnau (Baden-Württemberg).The lake can be reached from the surrounding towns of Gerlingen (around 4 km from the lake), Leonberg (6 km away) and Stuttgart (around 6 km away).The Bärensee is located in the Stuttgart catchment area, which is around 6 kilometers from the lake.We currently have no information about tourist offers or access to this lake. You are welcome to send us more information about the lake detector!
January 31, 2020
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