Karlsfeld is very proud of their natural landscapes and they put much effort in keeping the areas clean and protected.
There are three main recreation parks in the municipality of Karlsfeld. They are known as the Waldschwaigsee, the Karlsfelder See, and the Eichinger Ponds.
Let’s “walk” through all of them to see what there’s on offer…
Karlsfelder See has a length of 980 m, an average width of 250 m, and the depth of up to 10 m. The lake was created in the Second World War from excavating gravel. Later, it served the U.S. Army as a military training swimming tank.
In the 1970s, it became a recreation area and was protected and cultivated by the Karlsfeld government. And that led to it’s present state of being a wonderful place for tourists and locals alike to get out of the hustle of every-day life and get some rest and relaxation.
The Waldschwaigsee is a gem for nature lovers, as well as those just looking to relax. Like the Lake Charles Fields, the Waldschwaigsee was created by a gravel excavation. The lake is perfectly located in the Mooslandschaft, in the northwestern part of the community area, close to the borders of the large town of Dachau and the community of Bergkirchen.
Although Waldschwaigsee is known as a quiet recreation area, it does attract a big summer crowd of swimmers. If you are going to experience serene nature, you may want to go in the off-season.
The Eichinger Ponds is located between Karlsfelder See and the area of Karlsfeld-West. Swimming is not allowed here. But, it is still a great place to spend free time. It is shallower than the other two lakes, so it freezes faster, and it attracts many ice-skaters in winter. And you might have never been skating in a place as beautiful as the Eichinger Ponds. ;-)
If you are up for some physical activity, there are many cycle networks around Karlsfeld. The Eichinger Ponds is host to one of the most extensive cycle networks. The tree-lined avenues are very beautiful and there’s such an expansive array of wildlife.