The town of Nettetal is located in the Maas-Schwalm-Nette nature reserve and is characterized by an area rich in water and nature. It is therefore also called the city of lakes. Twelve lakes alone, as well as extensive forests and heathland in and around Nettetal, offer visitors a wide range of leisure and recreational opportunities.
In order to bring visitors closer to the interrelationships in nature, nature information centers offer numerous information as well as various possibilities to experience nature up close. The excursions to the Krickenbecker Seen biological station, for example, are very popular.
Nature Information Centers
Nature Information Center Krickenbecker Seen
In the information center Krickenbecker Seen you will learn interesting facts about the biodiversity in the nature reserves of the nature park Maas-Schwalm-Nette. In addition to changing special exhibitions, a permanent exhibition shows the geological relationships and the formation of the Krickenbeckerseen. You can also start hiking around the Krickenbeck lakes from here.
Address: Krickenbecker Allee 36, 41334 Nettetal-Hinsbeck
Contact: Telephone 0 21 53/91 29 09
Nature conservation farm Nettetal
On a tour, the Nature conservation farm Nettetal offers an insight into the responsible use of nature by means of varied landscape designs. In addition to beautifully landscaped ponds, visitors will find a herb garden, a cottage garden and a blind bed, willow hedges and much more. A very special nature experience for the whole family. Another highlight of the nature conservation farm is an 8 meter high life tower, which offers birds and insects a habitat. The offer includes guided tours of the nature reserve.
Address: Sassenfeld 200, 41334 Nettetal-Lobberich
Baerlo Landscape Courtyard
The Baerlo landscape courtyard in Nettetal offers an insight into the typical Lower Rhine cultural landscape. Here you can, among other things See pollard willows, orchards and ponds and learn interesting facts about the responsible use of nature. What influence does agricultural use have on rare plant and animal species, for example? There are also exhibitions and concerts in the entrance hall of the landscape courtyard. From an observation pulpit you can observe nature without disturbing you
Address: Baerlo 14 a, 41334 Nettetal
This map shows natural sites and reserves in the region of the Lower Rhine. These offers different hiking paths.