Do you know Germany's largest reservoir region? Come here to one of the most beautiful areas in the "Thuringian Forest", the "Green Heart of Germany". The river "Saale" was artificially dammed from 1932 for energy generation and flood protection. This created the Saale Cascade with a total of 5 dams.
The 2 largest are the Bleilochstausee and the Hohenwartestausee. Many villages, farmsteads and mills were flooded at that time and the residents of the Saale valley were resettled.
Today we can enjoy a dreamlike landscape that holds enormous recreational and leisure value. With a total length of over 70 km, the Saale Cascade is one of the largest artificial bodies of water in Europe. Embedded in the wooded valley of the Saale, you will still find really idyllic spots in the middle of Germany.
Are you looking for relaxation, want to experience peace, fitness, nature, fresh air, culture, sporting activities? You can find all this and much more in the Bleiloch and Hohenwarte reservoirs with all the advantages for campers, anglers, cyclists, hikers and water sports enthusiasts. Or you just want to take a stroll and excursions in the surrounding area. Many interesting sights and destinations await you.