17 Lake/ River/ Ponds in Germany that you should visit - With photos & details

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17 Lake/ River/ Ponds to explore in Germany

Country with the largest population in Europe. Stretches from the North and the Baltic Sea in the north to the Alps in the south. It is traversed by some of Europe's major rivers such as the Rhine, Danube and Elbe.

Aasee LakeAasee, Münster, Germany

It is a 40.2-hectare lake located in Münster with a length of 2.3 km. The lake is surrounded by a huge green space, making it the largest recreational area in the city of Munster.

Alster LakesAlster Lakes, 20148 Hamburg, Germany

Alster Lakes are two artificial lakes in Hamburg, and the lakes are surrounded by trees and green gardens that offer stunning views that give you a place to relax away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The lake is also famous for its water sports activities, and it is an ideal place for cycling.

AmmerseeAmmersee, 86911, Germany

The sixth-largest lake in Germany, with a maximum depth of 81 meters (266 ft). Developed as a result of the ice age glaciers melting, Ammersee is fed by the River Ammer, which flows as the River Amper out of the lake. It is a popular spot for watersports.

Babelsberg ParkPark Babelsberg 10, 14482 Potsdam, Germany

This 114-hectare park is located in the north-east of Potsdam, bordering on the Tiefen See lake on the River Havel. It was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1990. The park was created in rolling terrain sloping down towards the lake.

BlautopfBlautopf, 89143 Blaubeuren, Germany

Literally translated to "Blue pot", it is a spring that serves as the source of the river Blau. It is a drain for the Blau cave system, originating from a funnel-like shape with a depth of 21 metres (69 ft). The water's peculiarly blue color, varying in intensity depending on weather and flow, is the result of physical properties of the nanoscale limestone particles densely distributed in the water.

BostalseeBostalsee, 66625 Nohfelden, Germany

It is a water reservoir in the municipality of Nohfelden in the northern Saarland state. It was constructed in 1979, and its dam has a length of 500 meters. The lake is almost exclusively used for entertainment activities.

English GardenMunich, Germany

A large public park at the center of Munich. It is one of the largest urban public parks in the world.

Franco-german gardenHirtenwies 44, 66117 Saarbrücken, Germany

This 50-hectare park provides wide choices for visitors to relax and enjoy. It has a beautiful lake, and it offers an ideal opportunity for a great walk. There is also a wide selection of cafés and restaurants in the area, offering everything from snacks, coffee, and cake to small meals and three-course dinners.

KurparkParkstraße 7, 65189 Wiesbaden, Germany

This is a public park in Wiesbaden center, stretching from the Wilhelmstraße to the southern borders of Sonneberg district and lying directly behind the Kurhaus convention center. The Kurpark was created in 1852 as an English landscape park, and it includes a lake with rental boats and a 6-meter high fountain.

Lake ConstanceLake Constance

The lake is situated where Germany, Switzerland, and Austria meet. It is the third largest freshwater lake in Central and Western Europe in surface area.

MaschseeMaschsee, Hanover, Germany

Maschsee is an artificial lake located in the heart of Hannover city, this place is a famous recreation and water-sports area. In summer Maschsee houses events and boat trips, and during the winter the lake freezes and become a beautiful place for ice skating.

Moritzburg CastleSchloßallee, 01468 Moritzburg, Germany

Moritzburg Castle originally was a hunting lodge built in Renaissance style in 1542, and later became a Baroque royal palace. The castle is furnished with examples of opulent baroque decor and visitors can take a tour and explore its rooms. The castle sits on a symmetrical artificial island in Dresden, Saxony, Germany.

MummelseeMummelsee, 77889 Seebach, Germany

A 17-metre-deep lake at the western mountainside of the Hornisgrinde in the Northern Black Forest of Germany. According to legends, the lake is inhabited by a water spirit.

Old Bridge HeidelbergAm Hackteufel, 69117 Heidelberg, Germany

It connects the Old City with the eastern part of the Neuenheim district of the city on the opposite bank. The current bridge, made of Neckar sandstone and the ninth built on the site, was constructed in 1788 by Elector Charles Theodore and is one of the best-known landmarks in Heidelberg.

RheinuferpromenadeUntere, Rheinwerft, 40213 Düsseldorf, Germany

This popular destination for tourists in the city is a world-renowned 0.5 km promenade located in district 1, the industrial district in Düsseldorf. It was built around 1900 and redesigned in 1995.

SaarschleifeSaarschleife, 66693 Mettlach, Germany

It is also called the Great Bend in the Saar, a water gap made by the Saar River in a quartzite layer, and it is one of the most well-known tourist attractions of the state of Saarland.

WolgastseeWolgastsee, 17419 Korswandt, Germany

Wolgastsee is a lake located in Usedom Island in the Baltic Sea, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. It is located 0.6 meter below the sea level and its surface area is 0.47 km².