Bike Touring Highlight
The Großer Birkensee with its wooded shores is beautiful. There are sunbathing lawns between the trees where you can relax comfortably. Nothing stands in the way of jumping into the water to cool off and bathe. In the Birkensee you can swim safely again, because there is no longer any risk of swimming due to exposure. However, swallowing water while swimming and bathing should be avoided. Current information can be found here: landkreis.nuernberger-land.de/index.php?id=1993.
July 9, 2018
The Birkensee is a recreational area and belongs to the city Röthenbach. It consists of the Great Birkensee and the Kleiner Birkensee. Both bodies of water are fed by the groundwater of the Röthenbach stream, which flows into the Pegnitz in the town of Röthenbach.
May 9, 2017
Lots of sunbathing lawns, flattened steep banks, 4.6 hectares of water and only six meters depth make the Birkensee a perfect place to relax in the summer. Around the lake, young and old can use 900 meters of the shore for swimming. The water is particularly popular with friends of free body culture with its own beach.
May 24, 2017
In summer to cool off and sunbathe (with nudist area).
Bathing is not explicitly prohibited, but it is pointed out that carcinogenic substances have been found in the water.
Background noise from two nearby highways is hard to miss in the south and west winds.
May 31, 2019
Birkensee is very nice, but in terms of water quality, please be careful !!! Toxins (fluoride surfactants) were detected in high concentrations a few years ago. The fish had the highest concentration of venom in Bavaria and the competent authorities have 4 (or 5) concreted around the lake pipes to take water samples can.
July 5, 2018
Beautiful lake, would offer to bathe, unfortunately, he is very stressed and there were always swimming bans. Currently it is advised against swimming: nordbayern.de/region/nuernberg/birkensee-wasserwirtschaftsamt-rater-weiter-vom-baden-ab-1.5976152
May 6, 2018
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