De Wittsee

De Wittsee

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Recommended by 781 out of 812 hikers


  • daha

    In the north of the dam, the larger part of De Wittsee offers opportunities for swimming, sailing and canoeing. The smaller lake in the south, on the other hand, is under nature protection, as numerous waterfowl breed here in spring.

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    • March 22, 2018

  • Peter_H_65 🐻

    Old embankment separates reed-covered breeding water from natural recreational lake
    For those looking for relaxation, nature lovers and water sports enthusiasts, the De Wittsee with its natural shores and colorful bird life is equally a magnet. Coots, great crested grebes, cormorants and, with a bit of luck, reed warblers can be observed from the benches on the old railway embankment.
    It is a peaceful place, even if the newly developed BahnRadweg is used very intensively when the weather is nice. The cycle path was set up on a section of the old Kempen-Kaldenkirchen railway line after the railway connection was abandoned in 1980 after more than 100 years of railway history.
    To the north of the dam, the large lake offers opportunities for swimming, sailing and canoeing. The small lake in the south, on the other hand, is under nature protection, because numerous water birds such as the gray wagtail breed here in spring. From Wasser.Blick you can hike around the large De Wittsee on the orange-marked circular route (3.8 kilometers). It leads through varied terrain with views of the lake, quarry forest and extensive meadows. Detours to the nature reserve Sassenfeld am Stemmeshof and the landscape farm Baerlo are highly recommended. There is a lot to discover here for young and old - be it the art of willow processing and the Scottish highland cattle at the landscape courtyard or the lovingly and detailed landscaped outdoor area of the nature reserve.

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    • February 16, 2019

  • Dirk

    When the weather is nice, a beautiful gem between Lobberich and Leuth with the NABU nature conservation area just around the corner.

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    • March 22, 2020

  • Georgie

    Perfect for (hobby) photographers!

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    • January 16, 2021

  • Jessi & 🐕🐾🐴

    Mega nice to walk here 😍

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    • March 14, 2019

  • stef0704

    Pure nature and so close to the city

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    • September 24, 2020

  • Moppy

    Nice little lake for a little round nur It's just a shame that the loop trail doesn't run along the lake all the time ’

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    • September 29, 2020

  • André

    Nice excursion destination for a little lap around the lake - a great new mini golf course is being built at the parking lot

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    • March 15, 2021

  • Neusi

    Beautiful lake with wet biotopes

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    • March 28, 2021

  • Marcell H

    A dream place. Sometimes a bit overcrowded

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    • April 15, 2021

  • Nic

    Here is pure idyll! Ornithologists and nature watchers get their money's worth here.

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    • April 20, 2021

  • netreisetagebuch

    "... So far the area seems very idyllic to us ..."
    You can find out everything we experienced on the Nice Lakes premium hiking trail at:

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    • April 21, 2021

  • luktob07

    A beautiful path leads around De Wittsee, always with pleasure

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    • May 9, 2021

  • Tanja und Michael unterwegs

    Nice place that is best not to visit on the weekend.

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    • May 17, 2021

  • 🚶‍♀️Irma 👣

    The largest lake on the Nette, De Wittsee, offers many recreational opportunities, such as sailing, swimming and hiking. Many paths lead along the lake. Many nature lovers and observers, armed with cameras, are waiting for the best "shot". A large biotope provides a habitat for many birds and animals. A lookout house gives the opportunity to observe the animals.

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    • 3 days ago

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Location: Nettetal, Viersen, Lower Rhine Region, Düsseldorf District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


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