MÖHNE LAKE

The region around the Möhne lake offers nature, relaxation and lots of activities. The "Westphalian sea" is the geographically largest dam in the Sauerland region with 40 km of shoreline inviting you to go sunbathing, hiking, biking and offers water sports of all kinds, the landscape around the lake is attractive in all seasons. Here you arrive and feel immediately relaxed.

In terms of water sports and bathing, three lidos or bathing areas are on offer including Delecke, Wamel and Körbecke. These are complimented by sailing, surfing and diving schools, boat and board rental and of course a peaceful cruise on the MS Möhnesee.

Cycling fans find all sorts of possibilities for two-wheeled sports at the Möhne lake. Five marked cycle paths, including a cycle path that goes around the entire reservoir, from 16 to 35 kilometers with different skill profiles to help you get acquainted with the landscape. And if you want to give your calves a break, simply take the the MS Möhnesee across the lake - complete with your bike.

Walking shoes on and off you go – that’s how easy it is at the Möhne lake. The premium trail "Sauerland forest route" takes you through the region and includes a chimes wood en route. Many designated trails in the Arnsberg Forest nature reserve, the nature walk “Water & Forest” and the conservation area "Hevearm" known for its variety of wildlife are other highlights. The mainly flat paths around the lake are a paradise for walkers and skaters.

Of course art and culture lovers also do not miss out. Asides from the dam, take a look at the Drüggelt chapel. On a clear day, a visit to the Bismarck tower offers an excellent panoramic view. Especially for families a visit to the local wildlife park Völlinghausen is bound to be of interest. Families wishing to enjoy the beach find at the Möhne lake many flat and supervised beaches where the young can play to their heart's content in and around water. The landscape information centre in Günne shows in a carefully compiled exhibition fauna and flora in the bio-system Möhne lake.

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