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  • Carola K.

    Wonderful turquoise water and white limestone walls. The canyon created by mining in today's Steinbruch am Kleefeld nature reserve can certainly not compete with its big brother in the USA. But it is definitely worth a walk with a great view.

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    • January 19, 2021

  • 🐝 Sabine 🐝

    A tour around the canyon is highly recommended.

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    • October 9, 2020

  • 🐝 Sabine 🐝

    The Lengericher Canyon is the remains of an old quarry.
    A lake has formed deep down which, depending on the sunlight, shines brightly turquoise.
    The area around the lake is now a nature reserve. So you are not allowed to go down and / or bathe. Three great viewpoints have been created for this purpose:
    Two of them are located directly on the Hermannsweg, which runs along the plateau above the canyon. This plateau is extensively grazed with goats who come to the fence trustingly.
    The viewing platforms offer a great view of the canyon, but also - because it is located on the plateau and thus at the upper edge of the former quarry - a sensational view far into the Münsterland lowlands.

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    • October 13, 2021

  • Andrea 🥾⛰🌲🪵🐿🐛🌦

    The approx. 500 meter long Lengerich Canyon is also called the Blue Lagoon.
    It could also be the film set for "The Treasure of the Silver Lake" at Winnetou.

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    • May 24, 2021

  • Eileen #NatureGirl🥾

    A worthwhile end to the hike. In the best weather, the small lake appears beautifully blue to turquoise. The main vantage point is small, so there are always some people there to get the best photo. The canyon can be reached on foot after 1 km from the parking lot at the small chapel.

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    • June 13, 2021

  • HE-MAN

    The hiking trails around it are beautiful. At the weekend the area is hopelessly overcrowded. The canyon is a worthwhile destination for the "Instagram generation". For a selfie in front of the turquoise-blue water, you have to travel from Cologne and then of course you have to enter the prohibited zone in the nature reserve. This is not only stupid but also dangerous! Two weeks ago there was an accident in a similar area with a critically injured person!

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    • April 26, 2021

  • Bumble-Bee

    The origin as a quarry is (unfortunately) clearly recognizable. But at least one of the nicer sights of mining in the region and nature is reclaiming the area bit by bit. The view from the vantage point is beautiful, but it doesn't make you forget how it could be here, if you hadn't first intervened heavily in nature.

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    • December 31, 2021

  • Richie on Tour 🚴‍♂️🚶‍♂️

    I can only recommend these great hiking trails!

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    • November 11, 2019

  • Marcel Wiegand

    Unfortunately (at least for now) entering the area is prohibited. But it is still worth a visit!

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    • June 11, 2020

  • Moin Weite Welt (Markus)

    Depending on the position of the sun, the water is turquoise like on a South Sea beach. We were apparently here at the wrong time of day (2pm at the end of October).

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    • October 23, 2021

  • Joe Outside

    From the lookout point you have a beautiful view of the canyon.

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    • November 3, 2021

  • Gudiba🎈🥾

    Sculpture garden is small but nice. Well cared for and all kinds of plants frame the sculptures.

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    • July 16, 2020

  • SuBo

    The Teuto Loop

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    • January 20, 2021

  • Andi

    A great panorama with beautiful paths in the forest

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    • April 5, 2020

  • Gudiba🎈🥾

    Better to go on the tour if the foliage is not so dense. There is little view of the turquoise water.

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    • July 6, 2020

  • Burkhard

    Simply amazing - this depth and these colors. Sensational.

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    • July 20, 2020

  • Tina 🚶🏼‍♀️🚴🏼‍♀️

    Due to the high lime content, the water is absolutely clear and has a turquoise color. This effect increases when the sun is shining. An eye-catcher!

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    • September 8, 2021

  • Moppy

    It's a shame that the canyon was created artificially and not naturally🏗

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    • July 20, 2020

  • Moppy

    It's a shame that the canyon was created artificially and not naturally🏗

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    • July 20, 2020

  • stef0704

    A canyon in the middle of Germany! What you would never expect here, right on the hiking trail

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    • July 22, 2020

  • Marcus M.

    Whether on foot or by MTB, it's always fun.👈👍🚀🍾🤙🤪😱

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    • November 14, 2021

  • stef0704

    The hiking trail leads directly past the canyon

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    • July 22, 2020

  • Eileen #NatureGirl🥾

    The canyon is another highlight towards the end of the hike. The turquoise color comes to shine especially in bright weather. The quarry is largely fenced off from the lookout point.

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    • April 27, 2021

  • HE-MAN

    From the marked point you have the best view of the canyon. The area directly on the water is closed to visitors for nature conservation reasons and is also dangerous. There have been accidents in the past, unfortunately with fatal results. Nevertheless, some of the "Instagram" generation don't care much about the ban.

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    • April 29, 2021


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