Black Water heath pond

The "Schwarzes Wasser" (Black Water) heath pond is one of Wesel's most popular local recreation areas.

The name Black Water comes from the brown-black colour of the water, which is due to the humic substances washed out of the moorland vegetation. The area has been designated as a nature reserve since 1936, making it one of the oldest in North Rhine-Westphalia.

This last heath pond on the Lower Rhine was formed during the last ice age. 

A marvellous circular trail around the Schwarze Wasser, which is also part of the Hohe Mark Nature Park, invites you to explore the unique flora and fauna.


From Bocholter Straße (B 473) turn into the street Kanonenberge at the end of the street there is a small car park for hikers.