A Guide to Luxembourg’s Lakes this Summer

If you’re like us and you’re looking for a place to briefly get away this summer, this article is for you! Whether you want to spend a day relaxing on the shore or adventuring on the water, this guide to the lakes of Luxembourg is sure to give you all the information you need for that much deserved (mini) vacation!
06 June 2023

Photo by Steven Cordes on Unsplash

Written by Kylie Mullis

Upper Sûre Lake:

Located in the northwestern part of Luxembourg, Upper Sûre Lake is the largest artificial lake in the country. Surrounded by lush forests and rolling hills, it provides a picturesque setting for outdoor enthusiasts. Activities include diving, windsurfing, swimming, sailing, kayaking, fishing, and hiking around the lake. There are also several designated picnic areas and campsites available for visitors.

Make sure that you are conscious of the local regulations and safety guidelines put in place when visiting the lake. It is located in the center of a drinking water protection zone, and therefore only allows a certain number of visitors during the high season. The “bathing season” lasts from May 1 until September 30, 7am-11pm and there are a total of 6 different areas that allow you to relax for the day. 

If you are interested in renting a kayak, canoe, or stand -up paddle board, click here to find out more information on prices and availability. 

Esch-sur-Sûre Lake:

A smaller lake situated in the village of Esch-sur-Sûre, it offers stunning views and a peaceful atmosphere. The lake is nestled within the Sûre River, and its calm waters reflect the surrounding landscape. While swimming is not allowed in the lake, you can rent pedal boats to explore the water. Electric boats are also available for rent, providing a quiet and relaxing way to navigate the lake while enjoying the ambiance. The charming village itself is worth exploring, with its medieval castle ruins and narrow streets. The surrounding area also offers hiking trails that provide breathtaking views of the lake and the village. You can embark on hikes of varying difficulty levels and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the region.

Erliefnis Baggerweier – Remerschen lakes:

Located in the south-east of Luxembourg, near the border with Germany, Erliefnis Baggerweier is a popular recreational spot. It’s part of the larger Nature Reserve of Haff Réimech and offers various water activities, including swimming, sunbathing, kayaking, and walking. There is a designated beach for dogs if you are looking to bring your four-legged friend, and there are also lovely walking and cycling trails in the surrounding nature reserve. 

Entrance tickets can be purchased on site or online with cash or credit card, and the number of visitors is limited to 3000 people. It is open Monday to Thursday from 10am-6pm and closes at 7:30pm on Fridays through Sundays.

Weiswampach Lakes:

Situated in the northern part of Luxembourg, Weiswampach Lakes are a great destination for water sports enthusiasts. The lakes allow swimming, boating, and fishing. Additionally, there’s a beach area with facilities for sunbathing and picnicking. The nearby camping site offers accommodation options for those who wish to extend their stay. 

If you want to get out on the water and don’t own any of your own gear, paddle boats and lifejackets are available for rent and are a super fun way to relax on the lake!

Echternach Lake:

Located near the town of Echternach, this lake is ideal for a day trip. The lake provides opportunities for swimming, canoeing, and pedal boating. You can rent a pedal boat for €20 per hour, and up to 5 people can fit in the boat. You could also rent stand-up paddle boards (SUPs) for €15 per hour from April 1 to September 30! Children ages 12 and up can go on these. They are open Fridays through Sundays from 11am-6pm and Wednesdays through Mondays from 11am-7pm.

You can also fish on Echternach Lake, though a permit is required. A single day of fishing on Lake Echternach is €12, and the annual pass is €150. If you do not want to choose one or the other, there are plenty of different options in-between.

Kockelscheuer Site:

Situated just outside Luxembourg City, Kockelscheuer Ponds offer a range of recreational activities. The site features three ponds, Inselweier, Grousseweier, and Brakeweier, and while swimming is not permitted, there are tons of excellent biking, walking, and hiking trails through the surrounding woods. The lakes are also surrounded by green spaces, making it an excellent spot for picnics and barbecues.

Adjacent to the pond is the Kockelscheuer Sports Center, which offers a range of indoor and outdoor sports facilities. If you’re interested in sports such as ice skating, tennis, or indoor climbing, you can visit the sports center and take advantage of the various activities available.

Enjoy your summer in Luxembourg and make the most of these beautiful lakes! Did we miss any of your favorite spots?