- Bodensee, BW / Bavaria
The largest and most popular of the 10 most beautiful German lakes is located in a beautiful landscape and is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Central Europe. The warm climate, the beautiful landscape and the cultural offer make it so attractive. In addition, it offers numerous water sports and invites to boat trips.
- Mecklenburg Lake District / Müritz, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
The Mecklenburg Lake District has the most popular water hiking trails, which extend from Berlin, with the Spreewald as well as the Havel and Spree, over the M. Seenplatte and the Müritz-Elde waterway to Lake Schwerin. A unique flora and fauna opens up to hikers here. Even water rats are not neglected – there are enough places to find refreshment.
- Großer Wannsee, Berlin:
The Great Wannsee is part of the Havel in Berlin’s southwest (Steglitz-Zehlendorf) and finds its place in some songs, for example with the doctors or Conny Froboess. The Little Wannsee flows into the Great Wannsee at the Wannsee Bridge. The Wannsee lido is located on the northern section of the east bank. Here you can enjoy a boat trip on the lake or along the Havel or the Griebnitz Canal to Potsdam, Werder or Tegel.
- Großer Plöner See, Schleswig-Holstein:
The Großer Plöner See comprises approx. 3,000 ha the largest lake in the northernmost state, but there are still another 200 lakes. Numerous water sports are available there, such as paddling, fishing, diving or swimming
- Steinhuder Meer, Lower Saxony:
The Steinhuder Meer is right at the gates of Hanover and offers passionate water sports enthusiasts all kinds of possibilities. With 32 km² it is the largest lake in Lower Saxony and is particularly popular with kite surfers. The lake is surrounded by the nature park of the same name with its dunes, bogs, meadows and forests.
- Edersee, Hesse:
The Edersee is not only one of the most popular lakes in the country, but also the second largest reservoir in Germany and, with its high water quality, an Eldorado for water sports enthusiasts. If you want even more fun, visit the connected aqua park. The lake is in the midst of a breathtaking low mountain landscape.
- Altmühlsee, Bavaria:
The Altmühlsee was the first reservoir in the Franconian Lake District. Forty percent of the lake area in the west is a nature reserve, in which a 125-hectare flat water zone contains many individual islands, on which rare birds rest or nest. Thanks to the 1.5 m long nature trail and the natural history tours, visitors get to know the lake. There are also various water sports here, such as sailing or surfing.
- Chiemsee, Bavaria
On the 79km² large Chiemsee there are not only beautiful bathing stands, but also some outdoor and indoor pools for colder days. On the lake you can paddle, boating, surfing, sailing or fishing. If you don’t feel like the cool water, ride a bike or balloon and hike. The nearby mountains in particular attract mountain bikers and hikers.
- Ammersee, Bavaria
The 46km² Ammersee is located near Munich and offers hikers in particular everything their hearts desire. The numerous beach pools invite you to relax. Sports enthusiasts can let off steam while surfing, sailing or diving.
- Schluchsee, BW
The Schluchsee is idyllically located in the middle of the Black Forest. There you can dive, paddle, sail, surf and swim under firs until sunset. If you are looking for even more variety, visit the aqua fun pool in Schluchsee right on the lake. The quieter alternative is the Seebrugg natural lido at the east end of the Schluchsee.