Senden (the one in Bavaria — there’s another Senden in Westphalia) is defined by its many small lakes, which parallel the busy Iller River. Four of them — Big Lake, Small Lake, Waldsee and Ausee — are perfect for boating, fishing, picnicking and day treks.
For swimming, however, you are best served by the Lake and Indoor Pool facility developed expressly for recreational enjoyment. Here you will find a solarium, sauna, steam bath and children’s wading area, along with an 80-meter-long water slide.
For total refreshment, you’ll also enjoy the poolside beer garden, ice cream parlor and bistro. Even those who can’t swim love to come here for the ambience and relaxation. The summer season runs from April 1 through September 30 each year.
Senden embraces the outdoors fully. An incredible 28 separate playgrounds for children dot the community. Numerous tennis courts and soccer fields are open to the public, too.
The centerpiece for leisure activities is the Town Park, sprawling east of the railway line on the site of a former saw mill. It features three different zones to indulge your every interest: Park and Garden; Play Area; and Ecology Zone. No motorized vehicles are allowed here.
If you like cultural activities, Senden is also waiting for you with armloads of social opportunities. There are orchestral events, choral and church concerts, art exhibits, cabaret and theater performances, ballet, jazz, and folklore pageants, to name but a few. Many of these take place at the Bürgerhaus, opened in 2002.
One very popular event is the annual Serenade concert series in Town Park. Another is the open-air musical extravaganza known as “The Lake.” Visitors come from far and wide to enjoy these seasonal offerings.
You will be impressed by the local hospitality, typical of Swabia. Dine al fresco at a local bistro, or drop by one of half a dozen discos or dance cafés. Friendly residents are sure to strike a conversation with you.
Senden is just that kind of laid-back place! :-)