The Altmühl Lake, the Brombach Lake and the Roth Lake comprise over 1900 hectares of water, enough to draw water enthusiasts from near and far. The most popular activities are swimming, diving, sailing, wind surfing, fishing, and boating. Scheduled passenger boat trips as well as maintained beaches round out the offering and assure a pleasant stay during your summertime visit.
The Big Brombach Lake is a storage lake of about 12,7 km², with about 17,5 km (10,9 miles) of shoreline. Its depth is about 32 m. The Trimaran passenger ship, "MS Brombachsee", crosses the Lake daily. The coastline is unspoiled, and there are bike paths and hiking trails around the lake. Four recreational establishments and 1,000 sailboat berths make this an ideal surf and sailing destination.
The scenic Small Brombach Lake is situated in the Brombach and Igelsbach valley. With its 2,5 km², the lake invites to people to go swimming, surfing, sailing, fishing, and boating.
The Altmühl Lake, situated in the broad valley of the Altmühl, sits between single villages and meadows. It was created as the first lake in the lake district and has a length of 4 km (2,5 miles) and an area of roughly 4,5 km². The ship "Gunzenhausen" crosses the lake.
The Roth lake, which is 2,2 km², is divided into an economic part and a swimming area. Surfing and sailing are possible in most parts. In the north western corner there is a large nature reserve.
For anybody venturing past the water and the shoreline, an intriguing landscape awaits: Expansive meadows, hop gardens, pine forests and sandy soils reminiscent of more Southern climates dominate the landscape. The area is ideally suited for explorations on foot or by bicycle. You should also take time to explore the cultural heritage of the area. The Limes, a Roman border wall and today UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site, runs between Weissenburg and Gunzenhausen.