Water Sports

Little happiness on the big shore: an experience for all water lovers and those seeking for relaxation, who yearn for nature as it was created. Immerse yourself - welcome to the lake promenade!

Wassersport Weissenstadt

Swim­ming in the lake

Weißenstadt Stadtkarte Ausschnitt See

The 48 ha large lake of Weißen­stadt is ideal for bathing, swim­ming and splash­ing around.
Bathing is per­mit­ted in the two bathing zones, the sandy beach in the bat­ing bay invites you to relax and unwind.
At the deep­est point, the water depth is approx. 3.5 meters. The water qual­ity of the lake of Weißen­stadt is reg­u­larly rated as „excel­lent“.
There is also a nat­ur­al swim­ming pool at the camp­site, which is freely accessible.


After long, snowy and cold win­ters, in April the lake frees itself from ice and offers ideal con­di­tions for sail­ing.
A pre­dom­in­ant west­ern wind drives the boats over the water. On the south­ern shore there is the land­ing stage and the ground of the Weißen­stadt
Sail­ing club.

All inform­a­tions about sail­ing in Weißen­stadt can be found at www​.swvw​.com

Stand up paddling

The new trend sport is of course also pos­sible in Weißen­stadt. The boat rent­al „Open Water Park“ next to the sail­ing area offers also stand up pad­dling boards for rental.

Open Water Park
Bayreuth­er street 54
Inform­a­tion under 0171 7135531

Ped­al boar riding

At the „Open Water Park“ at lake Weißen­stadt you can not only rent ped­al boars, but also water bike, kayak, canoe, surf­boards with and without sails and dragonboats.

Open Water Park
Bayreuth­er street 54
Inform­a­tion under 0171 7135531


The lake has also been used by wind­surfers since the mid-sev­en­ties. In the south­west­ern area of the lake are the wind­surf­ing school and the surf club Weißenstadt.

The struc­ture is very com­fort­able thanks to large grass and a nearby park­ing lot.

The entrance into the water is pos­sible without bar­ri­ers, because the shore area is mostly flat and sandy. Due to the shal­low depth, the lake warms up very quickly in sum­mer, which makes it par­tic­u­larly attract­ive for begin­ners. But this lake is not only suit­able for begin­ners, because on days when west wind with more than 4 Beaufort are pre­dicted, some ambi­tious surfers from all over Upper Franconia find their way to the lake.
The main wind dir­ec­tions are west and wast, whereby the wind prob­ab­il­ity is highest in spring and autumn. But also on sum­mer days relaxed free rid­ing is pos­sible as well as free­style windsurfing.

For more inform­a­tions about „Wind­surf­ing at Lake Weißen­stadt“ we recom­mend the homepage of the surf club