Bocholter Aasee

North Rhine-Westphalia  >  Germany

Big lake with a protected bird island that attracts birds. You can make a circular walk around the lake.

Added* by Rudolf
Most recent update 10 May 2021
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The Aasee is an artificial lake in Bocholt. It serves as a local recreation area and serves as flood protection for the surrounding area. You can make a 3 km circular walk around the lake. Most interesting part is around the bird island on the west side of the lake. Among the birds you can see are Common Sandpiper, Tufted Duck, Great Crested Grebe, Sand Martin, Common Swift, Eurasian Oystercatcher.



Easy to reach from the city of Bocholt.

Terrain and Habitat

River , Lake , Grassland , Wetland , Reedbeds


Flat , Open landscape

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit



Unpaved road , Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Wheelchair

Birdwatching hide / platform


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