Germany

Swimming lakes in Germany

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.

You love sandy beaches and want to go nudist bathing? Or you do not have your own car and want to reach the reach the beach by public transport? No problem! Use the comfortable filter search and rediscover your surroundings.

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Some of the most beautiful Bathing places in Germany

4036 Entries found

Strandbad Reichenau, Baurenhorn

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  • Outdoor pool
  • NUDIST
  • Gastronomy in general
  • Child friendly
  • Public transport connection
  • Sunbathing lawn

Kirnsteiner See, Flintsbach, Ostufer

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  • Simple bathing place
  • Sunbathing lawn
  • See
  • Nature

Kratzmühlsee, Kinding

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  • Simple bathing place
  • Beach
  • Catering
  • Sandy beach
  • Gastronomy in general
  • Sunbathing lawn

Walchensee, Bade- und Surferwiese

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  • Simple bathing place
  • Catering
  • Gastronomy in general
  • Boat rental
  • Free of charge
  • Public transport connection

Freibad Bad Köstritz

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  • Outdoor pool
  • Child friendly
  • Public transport connection
  • Sunbathing lawn
  • Water slide
  • Beach volleyball

Kiessee Edemissen - Wipshausen

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  • Simple bathing place
  • Catering
  • Gastronomy in general

Freibergsee, Oberstdorf, Freibadeanstalt Sprungturm

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  • Outdoor pool
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Plüderhausen, Badesee Plüderhausen

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  • Outdoor pool
  • NUDIST
  • Catering
  • Gastronomy in general
  • Free of charge
  • Child friendly

Seeweiher Mengerskirchen

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  • Simple bathing place
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  • Camping site
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Little facts about Germany

Currency:
Euro (EUR)
Area code:
+49
Language:
German
Population:
83,019,213

Average water quality in Germany*

very goodgoodsufficientdeficient
  • 4.9
  • 4.9
  • 4.9
  • 4.9
  • 4.9
  • 4.9
  • 4.9
  • 4.9
  • 4.9

*Water quality is based on the annual report of the European Environment Agency EEA.

Water quality Germany 2022

Safe bathing thanks to regular water tests

In total, more than 4036 bathing sites and lakes are registered in Germany registered, which are regularly inspected by local authorities for bathing safety. The results are submitted annually to the European Environment Agency.

Germany performs very well on a regular basis. The average value of the last test from 2021 was 4.9. This is no improvement on the previous year. 2020 the value was 4.9

Unfortunately, no values are yet available for the year 2022.

Current: For the year 2021 (latest report) the test results are now available. 41.7% of all bathing sites had a very good water quality according to the EU criteria 2021. 44.3% achieved a good water quality.

Please also check the latest publications of the regional authorities, as environmental influences such as heavy rainfall or hot spells can have a short-term negative quality in the short term and can promote blue-green algae (cyanobacteria), vibrios, cercariae or other other germs.
Swimcheck does not guarantee the accuracy of the information and does not make any does not make any recommendation.

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Vacation in Germany on the lake

Whether vacation home, hotel or camping - the main thing is at the lake!

Why not just stay a little longer? Not only day trips and short trips to the nearest to the nearest lake are a great change from everyday life and the perfect leisure opportunity. Even a complete summer vacation at the lake is fun and the recreation is often closer than you think. It doesn't always have to be the Mediterranean. Also for the sake of the environment or your wallet. Germany offers many lakes for a relaxed bathing vacation with children or the partner. By a multiplicity at recreational opportunities, there is something for everyone. From a boat trip with a rowing boat to a boat trip across the lake, diving, fishing, water skiing or simply just playing beach volleyball and having a barbecue. From inexpensive to the upper price range are different accommodation options are available. From camping to hotel - the main thing is at the lake!

Lake vacation in Germany
Camping on the lake in Germany

Camping in Germany on the lake

The closest to nature is definitely on a campsite! Whether in your own tent, in a comfortable bungalow or directly in the mobile caravan. A camping vacation is an experience for the whole family. Early in the morning with a cup of coffee at the lake, watching the shallow waves and thinking about whether to curl up in the hammock today. hammock, read a book and let the soul dangle or rather play soccer and table tennis with the children. playing soccer and table tennis with the kids and then fire up the grill.

Currently we have listed some wild swimming spots with campground at the lake in :objekt on our site. Find now a suitable bathing lake with camping site.

Stay in a cottage or hotel on the lake

You long for rest and relaxation and do not want to sacrifice comfort?

Vacation homes and apartments on the lake in Germany are just the right thing for all nature & water lovers. Water lovers, who nevertheless do not want to do without some luxury. A vacation home is suitable especially for families and larger groups who want to spend their vacations together at the lake. Common Excursions, cook together and let the view wander over the water - that's what recreation looks like.

Vacation home on the lake in Germany

Bathing lakes, bathing places and outdoor swimming pools

Currently 4036 swimming possibilities are listed in Germany. Whether at rivers, lakes or the sea or even as an open-air bath or summer bath laid out. For each bathing place you find the most important information at Swimcheck to get an get as good an overview as possible. This includes details such as beach condition, accessibility, boat rental in the vicinity, naturist nudist bathing and much more.

Beaches in Germany

Thanks to its coastal location, Germany offers numerous beaches directly by the sea. Countless beach sections and beach resorts offer a large and varied selection for all selection for all water rats and sun worshippers. You will find both the prominent beaches in the party regions as well as the more more touristy dream beaches in more remote areas. Discover now the most beautiful beaches in Germany!

"Water is a friendly element to him who is acquainted with it and knows how to treat it."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

FAQ

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:

  • Wannsee
  • Lake Constance
  • Chiemsee
  • Bleiloch dam
What is the largest state in Germany?

With an area of 70,542 km², Bavaria is the largest state in Germany.