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The Ville-lakes emerged with the end of the lignite opencast mid 30s. The remaining holes of the open pits filled with the resurgence of groundwater slowly with water.

In the middle part of the Ville, where small areas the brown coal was mined in the 19th and 20th century, now houses the Ville-Seen-Platte, a 50 km2 large wooded area with over 40 lakes.
After recultivation a species-rich flora and fauna has been reintroduced here. Therefore, many of the lakes are protected.
The Ville-Lakes area offers a wide variety of leisure and recreational opportunities. In some lakes water can be used and bathed and there is an extensive bike and trail system, which invites to extensive tours in this beautiful landscape.

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Copyright: Heinz Bussmann
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 9608x4804
Taken: 06/09/2014
Uploaded: 10/09/2014
Updated: 06/01/2019


Tags: wood; nature; tent; outdoors
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