The Krickenbecker Lakes: Schrolik- & Poelvenn-Lake and Hinsbecker- & Glabbacher-Bruch encompass a large nature reserve.
The Krickenbeck lakes with extensive swamp forests, reed beds, as well as a large number of small bodies of water, streams and shallow hollows, in which not only special plant species such as the king fern can be found, but also a wide variety of birds can be observed, are worth seeing.
While peat used to be extracted in the region, the Krickenbeck lakes now serve as a local recreation area, which can be explored on numerous beautiful hiking and cycling trails. There are also bridle paths, opportunities to swim or play golf, as well as a viewing tower on the Tauberberg, which offers a view of the beautiful landscape of the Krickenbeck lakes.
Originally, today’s water-rich nature reserve was characterized by extensive swamp landscapes and alder forests. However, as a result of the removal of meter-deep layers of peat in the 17th and 18th centuries, which resulted in the damming of the watercourses in the region, the Krickenbeck lakes emerged over time. Further changes in the course of the rivers, which on the one hand served to obtain arable land and to supply the numerous mills on the river Nette with water, have made a decisive contribution to the image of the nature reserve today.
There are various hiking trails in the Krickenbeck Lakes area.
Green path – start of the car park at the information center Krickenbecker Seen
Yellow-brown path – start of the parking lot at the lido
Yellow path – start of the car park in Hinsbeck
Blue Path – Start of the parking lot at the Leuther Mühle
Tip: Krickenbecker Seen information center, Krickenbecker Allee 36, 41334 Nettetal-Hombergen
Hiking Paths : Green Path / Yellow-brown Path / Yellow Path / Blue Path
Natural Sites in the Lower Rhine region:
Location: Parking spaces, for example, at the Krickenbecker Seen information center, Krickenbecker Allee 36, 41334 Nettetal-Hombergen (Homepage: https://www.bsks.de/)
This map shows natural sites and reserves in the region of the Lower Rhine. These offers different hiking paths.