Swimming at the lake of Kruth – Wildenstein, in the Vosges

kruth lake

Summers are often hot in Alsace, so we often want to have a good swim. You can go to a swimming pool, but it is not very original. Swimming in a lake in Alsace is much more fun!

Laurène is the blog's creator. Originally from Brittany but now living in Alsace, she has fallen in love with her adopted region and loves exploring its every nook and cranny to unearth great ideas to share with you!

The lake of Kruth-Wildenstein is an artificial lake located in the Vosges Mountains, more precisely in the Valley of Thann, in the south of Alsace. Swimming is allowed at the risk of the bathers since there is no supervision. So you have to be careful but the place is really nice.

It is possible to put your towel down on the banks of the Kruth lake, which has many sandy and grassy beaches. There are some gravels and rocks when entering the lake but nothing too bad if you are careful. Then, the depth increases rapidly so no more problems!

Of course, the lake of Kruth attracts people when the weather is good! A tip: walk a little along the lake to get away from the water sports base and sit on a grassy area if you want a little more peace and quiet.

If you also feel like walking a little, it is possible to walk around the lake (about 6 km or 1h30 walk). And if you like biking, you can also make a very nice loop by bike in the Thur Valley. Finally, if you feel like sleeping in the area, the gites and unusual accommodations of the Traits’Anes Farm are nice!

  • Swimming in a lake in the Vosges: a beautiful setting!
  • Ideal water temperature when it’s hot outside
  • There can be quite a few people, including some who are a bit noisy

My photos of the Kruth-Wildenstein lake