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Swimming lakes in North Rhine-Westphalia

North Rhine-Westphalia 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 North Rhine-Westphalia 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 North Rhine-Westphalia 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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By the way, there are not only Bathing places in North Rhine-Westphalia but also Swimming poolsIndoor swimming poolsOutdoor poolsBeachesSpas & Wellness .

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Discover Bathing places in the individual regions:

Aachen 7Ahlen 2Alsdorf 1Arnsberg 1Attendorn 1Bad Berleburg 1Bad Driburg 1Bad Honnef 2Bad Laasphe 2Bad Münstereifel 1Bad Salzuflen 1Baesweiler 1Beckum 1Bedburg 1Bergheim 1Bergisch Gladbach 3Bergkamen 1Bielefeld 11Blankenheim 1Bocholt 1Bochum 2Bonn 9Borgholzhausen 1Borken 4Bottrop 1Bünde 2Burbach 1Castrop-Rauxel 1Coesfeld 1Detmold 3Dinslaken 1Dorsten 1

Dortmund 7Duisburg 7Dülmen 1Düren 4Düsseldorf 6Eitorf 1Elsdorf 1Emmerich am Rhein 1Emsdetten 1Engelskirchen 2Ennepe-Ruhr-Kreis 2Ennepetal 1Ennigerloh 1Erftkreis 5Erftstadt 2Erkelenz 1Erkrath 1Eschweiler 1Eslohe (Sauerland) 1Espelkamp 2Essen 11Euskirchen 5Everswinkel 1Finnentrop 1Frechen 2Freudenberg 1Geldern 1Gelsenkirchen 4Geseke 2Gevelsberg 1Gladbeck 1Goch 1Grefrath 1Greven 1Gummersbach 1Gütersloh 2Hagen 4Halle (Westfalen) 1Haltern am See 2Halver 1Hamm 2Hattingen 1Heiligenhaus 1Heimbach 1Heinsberg 5Herford 3Herne 3Herten 1Herzogenrath 1Hiddenhausen 1Hilchenbach 1Hilden 2Hochsauerlandkreis 4Horn-Bad Meinberg 2Höxter 1Hückelhoven 1Hückeswagen 1Hürtgenwald 1Hürth 1Ibbenbüren 2Iserlohn 4Issum 1Jülich 1Kaarst 1Kamen 1Kamp-Lintfort 1Kempen 1Kerpen 2Kirchhundem 1Kleve 6Köln 16Krefeld 5Kreuzau 1Kürten 1Leichlingen (Rheinland) 1Lemgo 3Leverkusen 4Lippstadt 1Lübbecke 1Lüdenscheid 1Lünen 3Märkischer Kreis 3Marl 2Medebach 1Meinerzhagen 2Meschede 3Mettmann 2Minden 3Minden-Lübbecke 4Moers 1Mönchengladbach 2Monheim am Rhein 1Monschau 1Morsbach 2Mülheim an der Ruhr 1Netphen 1Nettetal 1Neukirchen-Vluyn 1Neunkirchen-Seelscheid 1Neuss 4Nieheim 1Oberbergischer Kreis 14Oberhausen 2Oer-Erkenschwick 1Olpe 6Ostbevern 1Overath 1Paderborn 6Petershagen 1Plettenberg 1Porta Westfalica 1Pulheim 1Radevormwald 1Recklinghausen 6Reichshof 1Remscheid 2Rhein-Sieg-Kreis 1Rheinbach 1Rheinberg 1Rheine 1Rödinghausen 1Rösrath 1Sankt Augustin 1Sassenberg 1Schieder-Schwalenberg 1Schleiden 2Schmallenberg 2Schwalmtal 1Schwerte 2Senden 1Siegburg 1Siegen 2Soest 6Solingen 3Spenge 2Steinfurt 2Steinheim 1Sundern (Sauerland) 2Tecklenburg 1Telgte 1Tönisvorst 1Troisdorf 1Übach-Palenberg 1Unna 5Velbert 3Versmold 1Viersen 1Vlotho 1Voerde (Niederrhein) 1Warendorf 2Warstein 1Wassenberg 1Wegberg 1Werl 1Wermelskirchen 3Werne 1Werther (Westfalen) 1Wesel 7Westerkappeln 1Wetter (Ruhr) 1Wiehl 2Willich 1Windeck 1Winterberg 1Witten 1Wülfrath 1Wuppertal 7Würselen 1Xanten 2

Some of the most beautiful Bathing places in North Rhine-Westphalia

429 Entries found

Badesee Echtz

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  • Simple bathing place
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Dreiländersee Gronau

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  • Simple bathing place
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  • Sandy beach
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  • Free of charge

VitaSol Bad Salzuflen

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  • Spa / Wellness
  • Simple bathing place
  • Swimming pool/pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Massage jets
  • Flow channel

Dürener Badesee In Düren-gürzenich

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Pröbstingsee Borken

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Freizeitanlage Aasee Bocholt

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Biggesee, Schnütgenhof

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Blausteinsee

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Little facts about Germany

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

Average water quality in North Rhine-Westphalia*

very goodgoodsufficientdeficient
  • 4.9
  • 4.9
  • 5
  • 5
  • 5
  • 5
  • 5
  • 5
  • 5

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

Water quality North Rhine-Westphalia 2022

Safe bathing thanks to regular water tests

In total, more than 429 bathing sites and lakes are registered in North Rhine-Westphalia registered, which are regularly inspected by local authorities for bathing safety. The results are submitted annually to the European Environment Agency.

North Rhine-Westphalia performs very well on a regular basis. The average value of the last test from 2021 was 5. This is no improvement on the previous year. 2020 the value was 5

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

Current: For the year 2021 (latest report) the test results are now available. 17.9% of all bathing sites had a very good water quality according to the EU criteria 2021. 18.6% 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 North Rhine-Westphalia 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. North Rhine-Westphalia 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 North Rhine-Westphalia
Camping on the lake in North Rhine-Westphalia

Camping in North Rhine-Westphalia 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 North Rhine-Westphalia 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 North Rhine-Westphalia

Bathing lakes, bathing places and outdoor swimming pools

Currently 429 swimming possibilities are listed in North Rhine-Westphalia. 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 North Rhine-Westphalia

Thanks to its coastal location, North Rhine-Westphalia 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 North Rhine-Westphalia!

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