Beautiful lakes: Holiday fun for all water fans
Beautiful lakes: the practical alternative for your next seaside holiday
When talking about beach holidays, most people initially think of a stay at the sea. Bright sunshine, warm climate, and beautiful sandy beaches – that’s how they imagine the beach holiday. But a trip to the sea is usually quite expensive. As a result, many households are running out of money. In addition, the journey is usually quite complicated and tedious. If you go by car to the sea, a journey of many hours is necessary. This means a lot of stress especially for families with children.
If you fly to the coast by plane, the flight time is shorter, but the airports are usually completely crowded during the holiday season. Therefore, the arrival is a considerable burden. But there is another possibility for a nice beach holiday. In Germany and in other countries of the world there are many beautiful lakes. They are characterized by a high water quality and beautiful banks.
When you look at a picture of the sandy beaches, you almost get the impression of being at the sea. Lakes offer many advantages. On the one hand, you will almost always find suitable offers close to you. Therefore, the journey is very easy. In addition, lakes are still and have no waves. This makes the stay safer, especially for children. After all, this is fresh water, which makes the stay particularly pleasant.
In this article we introduce ten of the most beautiful lakes in Germany. In addition, we present you four examples from other countries of the world, which are nevertheless relatively easy to achieve and which are characterized by a very special beauty.
In the far south of Germany is the largest lake in the country – Lake Constance. (# 01)
Lake Constance in the south of Germany
In the far south of Germany is the largest lake in the country – Lake Constance. It is also one of the most popular lakes for a beach holiday. With an area of 536 square kilometers and a circumference of 273 km, it offers countless opportunities to enjoy the water. In many places on the banks – for example in Friedrichshafen, Kressbronn, on the island Reichenau or in Konstanz – you find beautiful beach baths, which make the vacation a special pleasure. Without a doubt, Lake Constance is one of the most popular lakes for a beach holiday in Germany.
Only a few kilometers from the capital is the Wannsee. (# 02)
Wannsee near Berlin
Only a few kilometers from the capital is the Wannsee. It is one of the most popular recreational areas in the region for the people of Berlin. It is one of the lakes in Germany that attracts the most visitors. For the design of the shore, those responsible transported many tons of sea sand from the Baltic Sea to the Wannsee. If you take a picture of the shore area, the numerous beach chairs make you feel like you’re at the seaside.
The same function that the Wannsee has for the inhabitants of Berlin is provided by Lake Starnberg for the people who live in Munich. (# 03)
Starnberger See near Munich
The same function that the Wannsee has for the inhabitants of Berlin is provided by Lake Starnberg for the people who live in Munich. Only a few kilometers from the Bavarian capital, it is ideal for a short trip. The convenient location, beautiful lawns and a high water quality make it one of the most popular lakes in Germany.
The Müritz is without doubt one of the most beautiful lakes in Germany – and also the largest, which lies completely within the borders of the Federal Republic. (# 04)
Mecklenburg Lake District: Experience the Müritz
The Müritz is without doubt one of the most beautiful lakes in Germany – and also the largest, which lies completely within the borders of the Federal Republic. Already the name, which originated from the Slavic and translated means small sea, indicates how big the Müritz is. It belongs to the Mecklenburg Lake District and offers many excellent beaches and a variety of water sports.
One of Germany’s most famous lakes is Lake Chiemsee (# 05)
Chiemsee: the largest lake in Bavaria
One of the most famous lakes in Germany is the Chiemsee. The largest lake in Bavaria is not only for swimming. In addition, the waters are very popular with surfers and sailors. In addition, it is characterized by a rich offer in the riparian zone. Numerous beach bars ensure that this lake is very popular, especially among young people.
Lake Plön is located in the north of Germany in Schleswig-Holstein. (# 06)
Plöner See near the North Sea coast
Lake Plön is located in the north of Germany in Schleswig-Holstein. It is located near the North Sea coast, so you could swim in the sea in this region. However, since this is one of the most beautiful lakes in Germany, it still attracts many bathers. In particular, the numerous small islands in the lake are very appealing.
Schluchsee in the Black Forest
If you are looking for beautiful lakes as a destination for your trip, then the Schluchsee also offers. Located in the highlands of the Black Forest, it is characterized by very clear water. The mountains surrounding it provide an outstanding panorama. An area of the lake belongs to a water park with water slide, massage jets and many other offers. This makes the stay especially for the children very interesting.
The Edersee – one of the largest reservoirs in Europe – is located about 50 kilometers from Kassel. (# 08)
The Edersee in Hesse
The Edersee – one of the largest reservoirs in Europe – is located about 50 kilometers from Kassel. This water is one of the most popular lakes in Germany and attracts many visitors in the summer. Here you will find not only numerous water sports. In addition, the lake is characterized by its attractive shore design. Here are many beautiful beach resorts that make the stay very appealing to the whole family.
Kulkwitzer See is a flooded open-pit mine located very close to Leipzig. (# 09)
Kulkwitzer See: The bathing lake of the Leipziger
Kulkwitzer See is a flooded open-pit mine located very close to Leipzig. Therefore, it is a popular destination for the people who live in this city. If you are looking for sandy beaches, you are in the wrong place. The shore consists mainly of meadows. On the other hand, if you value clear water, then this is one of the most rewarding lakes in Germany. Therefore he attracts many divers. These discover not only numerous fish in the depths of the water, but also a shipwreck and an airplane wreck.
The name of the Steinhuder Meer already indicates that this is one of the largest lakes in Germany (# 10)
Steinhuder sea in Lower Saxony
The name of the Steinhuder Meer already indicates that this is one of the largest lakes in Germany – and the largest lake in Lower Saxony. In this waters near Hanover you can not only swim perfectly. In addition, the large water surface for sailing and windsurfing. Very interesting is also the small bathing island in the lake. Not only can you reach them by swimming through the lake. In addition, there is a pedestrian bridge to the island.
An example that has been one of the most important tourist destinations in Europe for centuries is Lake Garda. (# 11)
Lake Garda: the classic for a holiday on the lake
Not only in Germany you will discover beautiful lakes that invite you to swim. Also in many other European countries there are lakes with outstanding bathing possibilities. Although the journey is a bit longer, you can enjoy an outstanding natural landscape there and also get to know a foreign culture. An example that has been one of the most important tourist destinations in Europe for centuries is Lake Garda. This is located on the southern edge of the Alps. Here you can enjoy a huge lake with excellent swimming. In addition, you benefit from a beautiful Alpine panorama, which invites you to go hiking. The climate in this region is very mild and contributes to a pleasant stay.
Very close to Lake Garda is Lake Maggiore, which is also one of the largest lakes in Europe and a popular holiday destination. (# 12)
Lake Maggiore in northern Italy
Very close to Lake Garda is Lake Maggiore, which is also one of the largest lakes in Europe and a popular holiday destination. Not only the location but also the essential features are very similar to those of Lake Garda. Lago Maggiore lies on the edge of the Alps and combines excellent swimming with an appealing mountain landscape and a warm climate.
Lake Neusiedl is considered the largest lake in Austria. (# 13)
The Neusiedler See between Austria and Hungary
Lake Neusiedl is considered the largest lake in Austria. Of course, Lake Constance is even bigger, but the Austrian share of it is only very small. Although Lake Neusiedl is not fully part of Austria, there is only a small tip on Hungarian territory, so that most of the lake area belongs to the Alpine republic. The lake is located in the warmest region of the country and is characterized by high water temperatures and an interesting flora and fauna.
Lake Geneva is on the border between Switzerland and France. (# 14)
Lake Geneva: a destination for a glamorous holiday
Lake Geneva is on the border between Switzerland and France. He is the largest lake of both countries. Even at the beginning of tourism in Europe, Lake Geneva was a destination for wealthy tourists dar. To this day, he has retained this image. Luxurious hotels and countless shopping opportunities characterize the bank region. But you will also discover excellent bathing opportunities and numerous offers for water sports.
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About Sabrina Müller
Sabrina Müller, born in 1982 in Berlin, is now the mother of three children. Actually, she did not want so many kids. However, after her first daughter was really easy to care for, Sabrina and her husband decided to have more children. No one could know that easy care is not always followed by easy care. After the first daughter followed a girl and a boy. Her rascals are currently filling Sabrina’s life. In addition to caring for the children, Sabrina is also involved in kindergarten and sews and tinkers like.
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