Picture of the week: Wild Swimming in Germany
Wild Swimming in Germany
There are many beautiful lakes located throughout Germany which are known for their pristine, clear waters. Known as the “land of a thousand lakes,” the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern alone boasts some 2,000 sparkling lakes. The deep bodies of water that make up the Mecklenburg Lake District were formed when the glaciers melted at the end of the last Ice Age, and are enjoyed by swimmers throughout the summer.
Getting into the swim in Germany
In the UK we do not experience the hot weather enjoyed in mainland Europe. Yet when the sun shines we share a desire to take a dip in waters close to home. The seaside is available to those who live within easy reach but rivers lakes and reservoirs are mostly out of bounds in England. Discover why the British swimmer was Hung Out to Dry and discover just what we in England are missing.