Düren Bathing Lake
Düren Bathing Lake boasts a sandy beach spanning 600 metres, plenty of grassy sunbathing areas and no end of sporting activities.
Water skiing facilities
Water play park
Swimming islands with diving boards
Two beach volleyball courts
Badminton, table tennis and basketball courts
Water spans: 35 ha (350,000 m²). The water in the groundwater lake is clean and starts to get nicely warm when the first signs of summer appear. A small water source provides a constant supply of fresh water. Several thousand aquatic plants clean the natural bathing lake and filter the water organically, without doing any damage to the environment or the health of the children and families that swim in the water. The biological self-cleaning process keeps the water in the natural bathing lake crystal clear without the use of chemicals. The water quality complies with the EU standards for bathing water and was described as being “extremely suitable for swimming” in a 2004 evaluation. The authorities check the quality of the water twice a year.
Düren Bathing Lake is a quarry lake that was filled with gravel and was originally a brown coal open pit mine that was listed in the relevant archives as “Düren Open Pit Mine”. There is enough space for 10,000 swimmers here given that the surface of the water covers 350,000 m². The lake is 11 m at its deepest point and spans 20,000 m² of land. Children and families can visit for a natural swimming experience and chill out by the side of the lake, which gradually levels out. There’s plenty to keep sporty types entertained but anyone who’s feeling less energetic can head to the terrace at Strandwerk restaurant for food and cocktails.