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Schwimmen und Baden Eifel: Sprung ins Naturfreibad Einruhr, © Eifel Tourismus GmbH/D. Ketz

Swimming and bathing

Lidos and bathing lakes

Whether you prefer a swimming pool or a bathing lake, during the summer, the Eifel offers many opportunities for taking a swim and cooling down.
As well as places to swim in the many bathing lakes and open-air swimming pools, swimming the maars in the Eifel is a very special experience.

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Naturbadestelle im Rurseezentrum, © Gemeinde Simmerath/H.Heinrichs

Naturbadestelle am Rurseezentrum


The natural outdoor pool offers water fun for young and old.

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Badestrand und Bootsverleih im Seepark Zülpich, © Eifel Tourismus GmbH, Tobias Vollmer-gefördert durch REACT-EU

Badestrand Wassersportsee Zülpich


The sandy beach at the Zülpich water sports lake is located in the Zülpich Seepark, the successor to the Zülpich State Garden Show 2014. This is the perfect place for an exciting excursion with the whole family!.

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Schwimmen im Schalkenmehrener Maar, © GesundLand Vulkaneifel

Schalkenmehren maar nature pool


The Schalkenmehren maar is the largest of the three Daun maars. Here, you can not only enjoy nature and the fresh air during your walk, but can also cool off in the maar. You also have the option of fishing and exploring the maar by boat.

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Kinderbereich Freibad, © Stadt Schleiden / Kerstin Wielspütz

Erlebnisfreibad Dieffenbach


The modern outdoor pool offers a swimmer's area with 25 m lanes and starting blocks and an adventure pool at a water temperature of 24°C. Massage jets, whirlpool loungers in the wellness area and 42 m giant slide, current channel, swing bay and much more…

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Freibad Bollendorf, © Freibad Bollendorf

Freibad Bollendorf


The heated outdoor pool in Bollendorf offers swimming fun for the whole family during the summer months.

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freibad 1, © Freibad Heimbach

Freibad Heimbach


The outdoor pool Heimbach is located right next to the Rur inside nationalpark Eifel. The family friendly pool offers a watertemperature of 24°C, a slide and a big sunbathing lawn, including a volleyball court.


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Blick auf den Freilinger See, © Eifel Tourismus GmbH, Dennis Startmann-gefördert durch REACT-EU

Freilinger See


Lake Freilingen, embedded in the beautiful landscape of the Eifel, offers relaxation, cooling and fun in the midst of the local nature -  and all this with the highest water quality.

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Beach Club 1, © Beach Club Eifel

Freibad-Sonnenstrand Eschauel


 . a day at the beach, feeling the sun, capturing the serenity of the holiday mood and feeling like you're in the south.

Time to relax, time to unwind with your family or friends, spend beautiful hours on the beautiful shore in the sun chair, explore the unique surroundings on hiking trails or by bike…

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Wassersport am Badesee Gürzenich, Düren, © Eifel Tourismus GmbH, Tobias Vollmer-gefördert durch REACT-EU

Badesee Gürzenich


Düren Bathing Lake boasts a sandy beach spanning 600 metres, plenty of grassy sunbathing areas and no end of sporting activities.

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Riedener Seehütte, © VG Mendig/Neideck

Riedener Waldsee


The Rieden / Volkesfeld recreational area with the Riedener Waldsee is picturesque in the Riedener Kessel.

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