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Dechsendorf pond

Stand: 03.06.2024

The Dechsendorfer Weiher recreation area is a popular destination for citizens of Erlangen and the surrounding area, especially in summer.

Sunny sunbathing lawns invite you to relax; those who like it sporty can jog along the circular hiking trail around the lake. Surfers and sailors also get their money's worth; two sailing clubs and a windsurfing club are located directly on the Dechsendorfer Weiher. A walk in the local recreation area is also worthwhile in fall and winter. There is a toboggan run nearby in winter.

A kiosk in the south, a kiosk in the east and neighboring restaurants provide food and drink.

General information about the Dechsendorfer Weiher

  • Location: Dechsendorfer Weiher is located in the north-west of the city of Erlangen
  • Water area: 37 ha
  • Length of shore: approx. 3.8 km
  • Swimming supervision: Swimming supervision usually only takes place on Saturdays,
    Sundays and public holidays between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm. Bathing supervision is indicated by flag signals. Otherwise, bathing is at your own risk.
  • Parking spaces: approx. 200
  • Kiosk/restaurant: 2 kiosks, restaurants
  • Changing rooms: yes
  • Toilets: yes
  • Showers: yes
  • Barbecue areas: yes

Current EU classification of bathing water qualityquality for the Dechsendorfer Weiher

Note: The contamination with blue-green algae is not taken into account!

EU classification of bathing water quality

Classification in accordance with the EU Bathing Water Directive is carried out using a special conformity calculation. All measured values from the last four years are used for this purpose. In the case of newly registered EU bathing areas or those that have been re-approved following remediation measures, a calculation can also be carried out for a period of less than four years, but at least sixteen samples must be available.

Conspicuous events during the bathing season

The monitoring of the bathing area by the public health department is also intended to protect you from the effects of events that could affect bathing water quality and the health of bathers. You will be informed of this here and, in addition to the remedial measures to be taken by the authority, a temporary bathing ban may also be issued for your protection.

A bathing ban will be issued if

- according to the results of the site inspection, faecal contamination of the bathing water is to be expected, insofar as this poses a risk to the health of bathers,

- a single value of more than 1,800 CFU/100 ml for the parameter Escherichia coli and/or a single value of more than 700 CFU/100 ml for the parameter intestinal enterococci is detected during bathing water monitoring and a control test arranged immediately confirms that the above values have been exceeded, or

- algae are present in a concentration that is likely to endanger the health of bathers.

The bathing ban is announced locally and by clearly visible signs or signs at the bathing area.

A bathing ban is lifted when there is no longer a risk to health. A bathing ban due to exceeded individual values of enterococci or Escherichia coli can be lifted if tests on two subsequent days show that the individual values are again within the acceptable range.

The swimming season at Dechsendorfer Weiher begins on May 15 and ends on September 15.

Office for Sport and Health Promotion

Head of office: Ulrich Klement


Fahrstraße 18
91054 Erlangen


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Montag: 09:30 - 15:00 Uhr
Dienstag: 09:30 - 15:00 Uhr
Donnerstag: 09:30 - 15:00 Uhr
Freitag: 09:30 - 12:00 Uhr