climatic health resort Arendsee - pearl of the Altmark

Arendsee, the tranquil climatic health resort in the Altmark region, looks back on more than 125 years of tradition as a vacation and recreation destination. It is located on the 554-hectare lake from which the town got its name.
Arendsee is one of the cleanest lakes in northern Germany and has been a popular vacation destination for generations. In 2012, visitors to, Germany's leading internet platform for leisure and vacations at the lake, voted Arendsee Germany's favorite lake among more than 2,000 lakes.

Arendsee is the venue for the Special Olympics World Games 2023

The appointment of the Host Towns of the Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023 (SOWG) took place on 25.01.2022. Arendsee was chosen to host the athletes. The application was made by the city in cooperation with IDA Arendsee GmbH. With the award, Arendsee will host one of the 190 international delegations of the SOWG in the period from June 12 to 15, 2023.


In 2013, it still made it to 3rd place nationwide, and in Saxony-Anhalt it was able to defend its leading position. The lido Arendsee is characterized by spacious sunbathing lawns, sandy beach and a shady tree population. For all those who enjoy swimming, there is a 72 m long water slide. Playgrounds, beach volleyball courts, table tennis and an aqua volleyball court will not let you get bored. If you are looking for a special place in the sun, you can sit on the lake grandstand, which was rebuilt in 2008. The Seetribüne with up to 500 seats, which is also used for events such as open-air cinema, offers an exceptionally beautiful view of the lake. The paddle steamer, the "Queen Arendsee", with the only floating registry office in the state of Saxony-Anhalt on board, sets sail up to five times a day for a round trip. Don't be alarmed if you see black men emerging from the waters: The lake is also a paradise for scuba divers, since a shipwreck was specially sunk here in 2006 at a depth of 16 meters.

The tourist offer in Arendsee and its surroundings is largely characterized by the scenic beauty of the lake, which is framed by vast pine forests, bathing, sailing, surfing, fishing, boat trips are particularly in the offer to mention. With Nordic walking, soccer, miniature golf, tennis, bowling or bowling the guests can make their vacation varied. Hikes around the Arendsee, but also thematic tours in the lake or landscape conservation area provide visitors with unforgettable, harmonious experiences in every season. The well-developed network of terrain paths is especially popular with hikers. Many a cyclist finds his way to Arendsee via the Elbe cycle path, which is not far away, or via the "Green Belt", a valuable biotope network along the former inner-German border.
Riders are very welcome in the horse-friendly Altmark, here riding is allowed on almost all paths that are usable. Highlight for riders and horses is the so-called horse flood at the Arendsee. At this very flat place a gallop through the lake becomes a special experience. Guests can relax body, mind and soul with numerous wellness and beauty offers, especially to mention is the sauna with direct lake access.

In Arendsee you should take time for a guided tour. This way you can get to know the sights of the Altmark town, which celebrated its 825th anniversary in September 2009. Worthwhile are the visit of the old Bockwindmühle and the exhibition of old agricultural technology in the culture barn. A highlight is the visit of the late Romanesque monastery church, which towers on the shore of the lake and forms the northern end of the "Romanesque Road" of Saxony-Anhalt. This sacred building, consecrated in 1208, forms a charming ensemble with the time-honored ruins of the monastery and the local history museum. Diverse exhibitions in the gallery in the cloister, the summer theater in the monastery ruins and musical performances in the monastery church enrich the cultural life.
The idiosyncratic work of the "wanderprediger und tempelwechter" Gustav Nagel (1874-1952), who lived here as a nature lover and vegetarian, is commemorated especially at the place where he lived on the shores of Lake Arend.
Other personalities have also left their mark in Arendsee, such as Theodor Fontane or Dr. Eisenbarth.

Let yourself be spoiled by the Altmark cuisine in restaurants, inns and cafes.
The hosts in hotels and guesthouses or in vacation apartments and houses are looking forward to you. For nature lovers, the idyllically situated campsite on Lake Arendsee offers free pitches for both short-term campers and permanent campers at any time.
Numerous events offer reason enough to spend a few days vacation or even a weekend in Arendsee.

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