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Hennesee lake

Lake · Sauerland
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  • Der Hennesee im Herbst
    / Der Hennesee im Herbst
    Photo: Sauerland Tourismus e.V.
  • / Blick auf den Hennesee
    Photo: Nize (Eigenes Werk), Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0)
  • / Hennesee
    Photo: Stadtmarketing Meschede e.V.
  • / Dämmerung am Hennesee
    Photo: Norbert Arens
  • / Himmelstreppe bei Nacht
    Photo: Leonie Streich
  • / Schiffsrundfahrten auf dem Hennesee
    Photo: Rolf Plümper
  • / Blick auf das Hotel am Hennesee
    Photo: Tourist-Information Meschede
In the middle of the picturesque Sauerland landscape is the Hennesee, with its many leisure opportunities.

A large number of leisure options are available all round the Hennesee lake. Relax during a round boat trip with the MS Hennesee, enjoy sunbathing in the bathing bays or experience nature during a walk along the lakeside. Enjoy the silence of the morning with your fishing rod, or experience the refreshing wind on your skin while sailing. Visitors can experience all the undiscovered surprises hidden in the forest on the senses path on the Hennesee.

For anyone wanting more, there are the 333 steps of the Himmelstreppe (stairway to heaven) to be climbed. These take you up to the Hennedamm embankment, and back down again. Enjoy the wonderful views from the panorama balconies, or enjoy wandering along the HenneBoulevard. This will take you to the centre of Meschede, where you can stroll through the pedestrian zone.

During the summer months, you have the option of exploring the interior of the embankment, on one of the regular guided tours. More information is available from the Tourist Information centre in Meschede (Tel. +49 (0)291-9022443).

During the summer months, you have the option of exploring the interior of the embankment, on one of the regular guided tours. More information is available from the Tourist Information centre in Meschede.

The surrounding area close by also won't fail to impress with its top-class day trip destinations: Family fun is guaranteed at the Fort Fun adventure leisure park and in the Sauerland visitors’ mine in Ramsbeck, where mining history can be experienced at first hand with a tour on the pit railway.

Pay a visit to the brewery in Grevenstein and find out how the “fresh Veltins” beer is bottled. Or follow in the tracks of the past on a walk around the historic centre of Eversberg with the castle ruin. You can go “up high” on a hike to the Lörmecke tower, which is at the highest pint of the Arnsberger Wald forest and which gives you wonderful views out over the Sauerland region.

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Updated: May 03, 2021

Public transport

Mit dem Zug zum Bahnhof Meschede

Getting there

Auf der A46 nach Meschede, weiter auf der B55 zum See

Parking

Parkmöglichkeiten am Seeufer

Coordinates

DD
51.333610, 8.262920
DMS
51°20'01.0"N 8°15'46.5"E
UTM
32U 448651 5687182
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Duration 0:59 h
Ascent 101 m
Descent 101 m

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Ascent 612 m
Descent 696 m

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Routes to this place

Type
Name
Distance
Duration
Ascent
Descent
243.3 km
12:10 h
4,500 m
4,500 m
recommended route SinnePfad am Hennesee
2.9 km
0:59 h
101 m
101 m
recommended route Mescheder Höhenwanderweg
64.5 km
17:00 h
1,909 m
1,909 m
recommended route Ruhr-Valme-Henne-Tour
47.5 km
3:10 h
665 m
665 m
recommended route Stadtrundgang am Henne-Boulevard
5.2 km
2:15 h
108 m
109 m
recommended route Hennesee-Tour
28.2 km
1:50 h
471 m
485 m
recommended route Erz- und Wasser-Tour
48.3 km
3:15 h
557 m
555 m
40.5 km
2:52 h
196 m
196 m
recommended route Zum Hennesee
40.1 km
2:00 h
616 m
615 m
recommended route Winterwandern am Hennesee
8.2 km
2:08 h
11 m
31 m
recommended route Rundweg um den Hennesee (A8)
15 km
4:02 h
283 m
283 m
recommended route Kleine Runde um den Hennesee
14.4 km
1:08 h
56 m
60 m
19.2 km
5:43 h
621 m
641 m
123.4 km
8:50 h
718 m
698 m
recommended route Ruhr-Valme-Henne (Start Bestwig)
47.5 km
2:20 h
669 m
669 m
recommended route SauerlandRadring: HenneseeSchleife
40.2 km
2:40 h
219 m
234 m
44 km
4:00 h
628 m
772 m
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Hennesee lake

B55
59872 Meschede
Phone 0291-9022443

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