Großkrotzenburg is available via Frankfurt/Main and Hanau – both stations are connected to the ICE network and accessible well from all over Germany. From Hanau take a regional train to Großkrotzenburg. From the station it's a 15 minutes walk to the lake.
Take the motorways A3 (exit 'Hanau', then follow the fed highway 'B45') or A45 (exit 'Alzenau-Nord', then follow the fed highway 'B8'. In Großkrotzenburg follow the signposts to the lake. There are 2,000 parking places available directly at the lake. Parking fee is 2 € per day (status: 2014).
From the Rhein-Main Airport in Frankfurt take a regional train or urban railway (S-Bahn) to Hanau, then change train to a regional train to Großkrotzenburg. From the station it's a 15 minutes walk.
Opening hours depending on the season – see below
The Großkrotzenburg lake is located east of Frankfurt am Main, at the foothills of the Spessart Hills. With a water expanse of 120,000 m² it's a swimming only lake - no surfing or other water sport is possible.
The Strandbad Spessartblick (Bathing beach Spessartblick) provides its visitors with more than 300 meters of sandy beach and a natural finish shore. The lake Großkrotzenburger (Großkrotzenburger See) is located directly at the outskirts of Großkrotzenburg. The nearest larger town is Hanau. The water is up to 18 meters deep, but there is a large nonswimmer area which is clearly marked. For the safety of the visitors there is a life-guard station. Due to this the beach is perfect for children – even more as the shores are really flat sloping. Additionally there are some playgrounds for the younger generations, e. g. an artificial creek. Kids' dreams come true.
There's a sunbathing area with more than 100,000 m² which means that there is really a place for anyone. A couple of beach volleyball or badminton grounds, table tennis and a platform in the lake with springboard make the day perfect. A kiosk, very good and clean sanitary arrangements are available as well as a barbecue area and a large parking ground in front of the door.
The water quality of the lake is checked three times each day (pH-value) and once each month there's a big check by the local health authority. The quality of the water is always at best.
The opening hours are depending on the season. Between early May and mid June the lido is open from 9 am till 8 pm. During the peak season (mid June till late August), it's open between 9 am and 9 pm (weekends between 8 am and 9 pm). Between late August and late September it's again from 9 am till 8 pm (status: 2014).
Escape Address: Freigerichtstraße, 63538 Großkrotzenburg, Großkrotzenburg, Hesse, Germany
Frankfurt am Main isn't far away. Explore this beautiful city with many spots to visit: the 'Römer' which is the old town hall and has a beautiful facade, the Römerberg (the area around the Römer), the St. Pauls Church which was the domicile of the first German parliament, the imperial cathedral which was the coronation site for German emperors and way more. After your sightseeing tour take the advantage to have an extended shopping tour in the 'Zeil' which is a famous shopping area.
Großkrotzenburg is located at the 'German Limes Road'. The Limes is a historic borderline created by the Roman empire as a barrier to the Germanic tribes. With 550 km it is the largest monument in Germany and became UNESCO World Heritage in 2005. In Großkrotzenburg there is a large info center and an open air museum about the Limes where the visitor can view different buildings and watchtowers from the Roman era.
The Wildpark 'Alte Fasanerie'" (deer park 'old pheasantry') in Hanau shows lots of animals in their natural environments, such as arctic wolves, moose, lynx, racoons and many more. But also domestic animals are shown: roe deer, red deer, boars, and many aviaries with lots of birds. A falconry shows many birds of prey. There are wild living animals as well, for instance a colony of gray herons. The park with 93 hectare of forest and 14 hectare of grassland is worth a visit for sure