Unterbacher lake


The Unterbacher See, a local recreation area in Erkrath and Hilden on the city limits of Düsseldorf, offers a wide range of sports and leisure activities for young and old. Look forward to a 15-kilometer network of hiking and cycling trails, a high ropes course, playgrounds and barbecue areas, as well as the harbor terrace with a restaurant in the north and the beach café with a floating lake terrace on the south shore. Two lidos with a total of 500 meters of beach length and a light sandy beach ensure the desired cooling off in summer. Sports enthusiasts enjoy the scenic idyll while sailing or surfing. Sailing boats as well as pedal and rowing boats are available on site. If you want to enjoy the beautiful spot of nature for longer, you will find a well-equipped campsite on the north and south banks.

Good to know

Opening hours

lidos (summer season)
Mon-Sun 10am-19:30pm
(last admission 18:30 p.m.)

Boat rental
Mon-Fri 14-18 clock
Sat-Sun 11am-18pm
(last boat issue 17 p.m.)

Mon-Thu 9 a.m. to 16 p.m.
Fri 9am-14pm

Opening times vary.

General Information

  • Parking lots available


  • for families

  • for groups

foreign languages


Other equipment/furnishings

  • toilet facility

Hygiene and infection control measures

Enter the following: "The current hygiene and infection protection measures of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia apply.

Arrival & Parking

Take the A3 exit at the Hilden motorway junction onto the A46 towards Düsseldorf. Take exit 27-Erkrath//Düsseldorf-Unterbach. Follow the signs on Rothenbergstrasse towards Unterbacher See. The Unterbacher See and parking lots are on the left.


Office for Culture and Tourism

Düsseldorfer Strasse 26
40822 Mettmann

0049 2104 99-0



Unterbacher lake

Large peat quarry 18
40627 Düsseldorf

0049 211 899 209 4


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