Brief description

The second largest lake in Hesse is a popular destination at any time of year.

Hint / Advice

Bathing and diving with breathing apparatus is only permitted within the demarcated or otherwise designated bathing or diving area and only during daylight hours.

Detailed description

It is the main attraction of the municipality of Bischoffen: The Aartalsee. The second largest lake area in Hessen offers something for every leisure sports enthusiast: whether on, at or in the water (sailing, surfing, fishing, bathing) or on the approximately 7.5 km long circular hiking trail (inline skating, hiking or jogging). The bathing area with sandy beach and sunbathing lawn invites you to swim and relax. The pre-dam, which is dedicated to nature conservation, is home to numerous native species of animals on and around the 21 islands that are created here, both in summer and winter. Whether on foot or by bike: discover the beautiful surroundings of the Aartalsee with its wooded valleys and heights on one of the numerous hiking and cycling trails, such as the Aartalsee-Panoramaweg.

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Text: Gemeinde Bischoffen

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