The three most beautiful lakes in Northern Germany

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When we think of water fun in the north, the North Sea and the Baltic Sea immediately come to mind. But even apart from that, the north has a lot of alternatives to offer. We will tell you more about it in this article.

With rising temperatures, the heat suffering of people also increases. The apartments are always warmer and work is not even to think about. The only thing that helps is cooling off in cold water. We’ll tell you where that works best in the north of the country.

Gartower See (Lower Saxony)

The Gartow Lake is located in Lower Saxony in the beautiful district of Lüchow-Dannenberg in the village of Gartow. The 67-hectare large lake borders directly on the community and offers the best leisure and recreational opportunities. Those who like it a bit quieter should stay in the southeast of the lake to use the sandy beach there as well as the sunbathing possibilities.

Those who like more action can rent sailboats and pedal boats and thus explore the lake. The odd SUP can also be seen on the lake. In addition, a five-kilometer hiking trail leads around the lake, which invites you to take a quiet stroll with its many benches.


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Großer Plöner See (Schleswig-Holstein)

As the name suggests, the lake is not a small village pond. With its 28 square kilometers, the Great Plön Lake even takes the title as the largest inland body of water in Schleswig-Holstein. Especially the eastern area invites to water sports. Besides surfing, rowing or canoeing, even scuba diving is partly allowed.

The western part of the lake is only partially accessible to the public, as it is a nature reserve. Also the excursion steamers are only partially allowed to navigate this area. Nevertheless, the passengers get the best view of the protected area and their species from there.

Mirower See (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern)

The best known lake region in Germany is the Mecklenburg Lake District. The Mirower See also belongs to this group of different lakes and has a length of 2.5km. At the deepest point, the lake is seven meters deep. Due to its location directly on the Müritz-Havel waterway, the lake is the ideal place to go for water sports. But it also invites for a relaxed swim.

Those who live directly in Mirow benefit from the central location of the lake with its bathing spots. But also around it there is one or the other bathing spot to discover. The lido Mirow has additionally a large area for non-swimmers, which is also favored by the long sandy beach.


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These are just three of many other beautiful bathing lakes that can be admired in the north. A trip there is always worthwhile. Especially the smaller lakes are often not too crowded and are visited only by locals.

Source cover image: Unsplash / Timothy Meinberg

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