Twistesee lake and water sports
From flood control to recreational area
In the year 1965, the rivers Twiste, Diemel and Weser flooded the area and caused millions in damage; consequently, the Hessische Wasserverband Diemel was founded on 12 September 1969 as a water management agency.
In 1972, construction started on the dam of the Twistetal reservoir, more than 20 metres high. Its primary purpose was flood control, but the plans of the water management agency also took into account that such a body of water would make a fine recreational area.
And so it is that Twistesee lake does not just offer protection from flooding; it also provides opportunities for a wide range of leisure activities.
Furthermore, free WiFi is offered at four different locations: at the Reisemobilhafen, at the Café im See, at the lido and at the Twistesee lake Vorstau.
Fun and leisure around Twistesee lake
On the side of the lake facing Braunsen, there is an upstream impoundment that was turned into a nature reserve and that is now a haven for endangered water birds ('red list' of endangered species).Details ansehen
Stand-up paddle boards, water bikes and kayaks are all available from the Twistesee boat rental shop next to the lakeside lido directly on Twistesee lake.Details ansehen
Fishing is permitted in Twistsee lake during the entire year. Please pay attention to the close seasons of the individual fish species. The latest version of the Hessische Fischereiverordnung provides the relevant details.Details ansehen
Above Twistesee lake is the 9-hole golf course run by Golf- und Landclub Bad Arolsen e.V. It provides a generous training area, the only one of its kind in the region.Details ansehen
Newly built in 2015, the lakeside lido offers inviting white sand all the way to the water. Details ansehen
Right next to the lido car park is this minigolf course on about 1000 m² with 18 accessible holes on artificial turf. Unlike in classic minigolf, you actually have to step on these fairways!Details ansehen
An unusual type of locomotion for rounding Twistesee - adventure awaits!Details ansehen
The water ski centre on Twistesee lake offers fun and excitement for beginning and advanced water skiers alike.
Facts and figures
Construction period: ||
1972 to 1978/79 |
Construction costs: ||
37,5 Mio. DM |
Length of reservoir: ||
3 km |
Width of reservoir: ||
500 m |
Reservoir area: ||
121 ha |
Water volume: ||
9,1 Mio. m³ |
Permanent dammed volume: ||
4,7 Mio. m³ |
Dam crest height: ||
216,4 m above sea level |
Permanent dammed water level: ||
209,5 m above sea level |
Managed by: ||
Hessischer Wasserverband Diemel |