From the North Sea and Baltic Sea to Lake Constance: discover varied landscapes and beautiful swimming opportunities.
Germany offers many beautiful and natural bathing lakes in a unique natural landscape. Numerous bathing places at rivers and lakes invite you to wild swim and relax. On our Germany map a little further down below you will get a practical overview to discover the most beautiful lake for you. From quarry ponds and reservoirs to mountain lakes, all types of inland lakes are represented.
You're out and about right now in Germany wondering "Where can I find a swimming lake near me? " Now discover your favorite nearby lake with the area search that meets your requirements. No matter whether it is particularly beautiful, large or secluded and quiet.
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Discover Bathing places in the individual regions:Baden-Württemberg 586Bavaria 645Berlin 60Brandenburg 297Bremen 25Hamburg 33Hesse 253Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 261Lower Saxony 473North Rhine-Westphalia 429Rhineland-Palatinate 223Saarland 36Saxony 142Saxony-Anhalt 117Schleswig-Holstein 381Thuringia 76
Little facts about Germany
Average water quality in Germany*
*Water quality is based on the annual report of the European Environment Agency EEA.
"Water is a friendly element to him who is acquainted with it and knows how to treat it."
to swimming lakes in Germany
- What kind of lakes are there in Germany?
In Germany there are many natural lakes, quarry lakes, reservoirs, and isolated mountain lakes that are suitable for natural swimming. Popular and well-known lakes are:
- Wannsee (Berlin)
- Bleilochtalsperre (Thuringia)
- Lake Constance (Baden-Wuerttemberg)
- Chiemsee (Bavaria)
- What is the deepest lake in Germany?
The deepest lake in Germany is Lake Constance with 251 m. Other deep lakes are:
- Walchensee: 190 m
- Königssee: 190 m
- Lake Starnberg: 127.7 m
- What is the largest German lake?
The largest lake in Germany in terms of area is Lake Constance with 536 km². It is followed by the Müritz with 112.60 km².
- Which reservoir in Germany is the largest?
The Foggensee reservoir in the Bavarian Allgäu is the largest reservoir in Germany with an area of 15.2 km².
- What is the name of the large lake in the south of Germany?
The large lake in the south of Germany is Lake Constance.
- Is Lake Constance an inland lake?
Lake Constance is an inland lake in Baden-Württemberg.
- What is the smallest lake in Germany?
With an area of about 1.3 km², the "Titisee" in the Black Forest is probably the smallest lake in Germany.
- What are the warmest swimming lakes in Germany?
Germany's warmest swimming lake is Steinsee near Munich in Upper Bavaria. With a water temperature of 23 to 26 degrees in summer, however, it is somewhat colder than Austria's warmest lake, Lake Klopein, which can reach up to 29 degrees Celsius.
- Which is the most popular lake in Germany?
Among the most popular, best and most beautiful lakes in Germany are definitely the following bathing lakes:
- Lake Constance
- Bleiloch dam
- What is the largest state in Germany?
With an area of 70,542 km², Bavaria is the largest state in Germany.