Riedener Waldsee


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Between the Riedener Mühlen and Rieden is the reservoir with a water surface of about four hectares, which is fed from the Rehbach. Because the source originally came from the rectory, the forest lake is jokingly referred to as the "largest holy water basin in the world". The lake is owned by the Zweckverband Waldsee Rieden. The lake is located in the Mayen-Koblenz district and has an area of around 40 hectares. At its deepest point, it goes down 8 meters in the lake. The next major city to visit the lake from is Mayen. Nearby are the lakes Laacher See (approx. 8.1 km), Waldsee (approx. 9.9 km) and Heilbachsee (approx. 19.8 km). The lake is used for swimming when the weather is nice , the water fulfills the guidelines of the European Union (EU) as bathing water, offers an excellent water quality and thus an uncluttered bathing pleasure. Two bathing jetties make it easier to enter the water. Sunbathing areas right on the shore, children's play and barbecue areas, tennis, boat rentals, boccia and chess, laid out walking paths and a bathing plateau make your stay varied. A hotel restaurant with Seestraße ensures the well-being of the visitors. A building with changing rooms and sanitary facilities complete the offer. Holiday village on the Riedener WaldseeIdyllic and directly on the Waldsee Rieden there is a holiday park in the middle of the Eifel volcano park for nature lovers who want to escape the loud and hectic hustle and bustle of everyday life. Embedded in a gently rising valley, surrounded by mixed forest with imposing beech trees, some of which are 100 years old, the holiday homes nestle on the south-eastern slope of the Schmalberg in several terraces without through traffic, whether for a short weekend break or your annual vacation - the time in the holiday village is ideal for Shut down and relax.




Riedener Waldsee
56745 Rieden

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Laacher See

With around 3.3 km² and a depth of 53 m, Laacher See is the largest lake in Rhineland-Palatinate. The area around the lake has been a nature reserve for almost 80 years. The last eruption of the former “Laacher volcano” occurred around 10,930 BC. B.C., about 13,000 years ago. Traces of volcanic activity can still be found in the form of volcanic outgassing, the so-called mofettes, on the eastern shore of the lake. The total ejection quantity of the outbreak at that time was about 16 km³. The eruption was one and a half times as strong as that of Pinatubo in 1991, or 6 times as strong as the eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980. Although Laacher See is widely regarded as the largest maar in the Vulkaneifel, it is scientifically not a maar and also not a real crater lake, but a water-filled caldera - a burglary crater that resulted from a collapse after the magma chamber was emptied below the volcanic cone. The volcanic mountain collapses and only the ring bead on the outer edge remains. Over time, the remaining boiler fills up with water. The Laacher See is in the Eifel, next to the neighboring Wehrer Kessel, the largest caldera and the only water-filled one in Central Europe.