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Swimming lakes in the Sauerland

Esmecke reservoir near Wenholthausen

A real insider tip in the Eslohe holiday world: The Esmecke reservoir in Wenholthausen, also known as the "Einbergsee". Surrounded by forest with a large lawn for sunbathing, it is a great place to relax at the small bathing lake. The divided bathing bay is easily accessible and the water of the lake is evenly warm. A DLRG station ensures the safety of the visitors. Just above the bathing bay, near the dam wall, there is a small kiosk, which is also used by bikers as a stopover.

Hennesee in Meschede

Located on the edge of the district town of Meschede, the Hennesee is a scenic eye-catcher and a popular destination for locals and guests alike. The banks of the reservoir offer accommodation for excursionists of all kinds: hiking, cycling, swimming or boating, everything is possible. Via the newly built "Stairway to Heaven" and the HenneBoulevard it is only about two kilometres to the city centre of Meschede with its pedestrian zone and some cosy cafés. The excursion ship of the "white fleet" crosses the lake at regular intervals. With the Schmallenberger Sauerland Card you can travel once per stay (on weekdays from Monday to Friday) at a reduced price on an excursion ship of your choice to Hennesee, Sorpesee, Möhnesee or Biggesee. Adults pay only 2,- € and children only 1,- € on site.

More information about the Hennesee

Lakes in the surroundings

The way there is worthwhile: the bathing lakes in the wider surroundings of Schmallenberg.

Lakes in the surroundings


Water ski facility in Niedersfeld

Action? Then let's go to the "Wake & Water" facility in Winterberg on Hillebach Lake. Here you can experience water skiing and wakeboarding for everyone - from beginners to professionals, from young to young-at-heart. An 800-metre-long cable car attracts water-skiers and wakeboarders across Lake Hillebach

The bistro "line up" invites you to stay and watch.

To the water ski facility...

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