Lake Baldeney in Essen, the large Ruhr reservoir in the south of the city, is a top recreational area in this Ruhr metropolis. Water sports enthusiasts get their money's worth at Lake Baldeney and swimming is also permitted again at a fixed location in Lake Baldeney. Another attraction is the boat trip on Baldeneysee: On boat tours with the White Fleet you can admire the lake and the area along the Ruhr from the water. Have a desire for nostalgia? Take a ride on the Hespertalbahn (Hesper Valley Railway)! The historic museum train invites you to travel to the past.
Hiking and relaxing on Baldeneysee Essen
Do you prefer to be active? Cyclists or inline skaters will find well-built paths around Baldeneysee Essen. Hikers can climb the Baldeneysteig. For refreshments, there are restaurants and beer gardens around the lake. A highlight is the Seaside Beach Club at Lake Baldeney – a real beach in the centre of Essen. The sandy beach with palm trees, surf school, stand-up paddling school "Pottpaddler" and a cocktail bar brings a holiday feeling to the Ruhr Area. You can experience something at Baldeneysee Essen all year round: Canoe polo, skating courses and music festivals guarantee action and entertainment.