Franconian Lake District
It resulted from one of Germany's largest water-management projects and was completed by the flooding of Lake Brombach in 2000.
The lakes Altmühlsee, Brombachsee, Rothsee, Dennenloher See and Hahnenkammsee together form a lake district which is equal in size and infra-structure to the Upper Bavarian Lake District: the Altmühlsee, for example, is the same size as the Königssee, and the Große Brombachsee has the same area as the Tegernsee.
The biggest lake of the district is the Brombach Lake. The Big Brombach Lake is a storage lake with about 12.7 square kilometers and about 17.5 kilometers shoreline bigger than the Tegern Lake. Its depth is about 32 meters. The scenic Small Brombach Lake is inserted in the Brombach and Igelsbach valley. Full beaches and the activity on the water show a high attractivity of the recreational Small Brombach Lake. With its 2.5 square kilometers, the lake invites to people to go swimming, surfing, sailing, fishing, and boating.
European biggest Trimaran passenger ship, MS "Brombachsee", crosses the Lake in line operation daily. The coastline is unspoiled, there are bike paths and hiking trails around the lake. Four recreational establishments and 1000 sailboat places are an ideal surf and sailing paradise. An ideal viewpoint is the Two-Lake-Place in Enderndorf am See.
The Altmühl Lake, situated in the broad valley of the Altmühl, is beded between single villages and meadows. It was created as the first lake in the lake district and has a lengths of 4 km and an area of roughly 4.5 km2. The ship Gunzenhausen crosses the lake.
The Roth lake, which is 2.2 km2 large, is divided into an economic part and a swimming area. Surfing and sailing is possible in most parts. In the north western corner there is a widespread nature reserve. The Roth Lake has three recreational areas.
The Lake District comprises 7 lakes and several “waters”. The total expanse of water is about 20 km².
- Großer Brombachsee, 8.7 km²
- Altmühlsee, 4.5 km²
- Kleiner Brombachsee, 2.5 km²
- Rothsee, 2.2 km²
- Igelsbachsee, 0.9 km²
- Hahnenkammsee, 0.23 km²
- Dennenloher See, 0.22 km²
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