Woldlake in Bad Zwischenahn, Germany

Today, after I picked up my son I took him to the lake around the corner of his day care. We usually go there during the summer to take a swim in the lake. The Woldlake is a self made small lake surrounded by a few farms and wood lands. It was made in the 70’s when sand had to be taken out to create a new autobahn. There are about three wooden cabins used as a bathroom, a changing area, and a food store that is open from May until late August. The lake has a sandy area which is great during the summer because it feels like you are on the beach. It is also very shallow and ideal for small children. The rest is surrounded by trees and grassy areas. Also, on occasion a train goes which my son loves to watch.


Today I took my son there to go for a walk around the lake. It is not big and ideal for a walk around it. It was foggy all day today which gave the area a fascinating look. Since it isn’t summer anymore there weren’t many people. We only encountered two other people on our walk. My son called one other person a monster, because he is really into monsters right now, and another woman’s dog a sheep. It might have been the fog that got into his brain that day.


My son enjoyed playing next to the water and pretending to fish. He also loved to look at the trees as they are loosing their leaves, which I don’t think he fully understands why. It was also fun for him to look for spiders and other little crawlers. After we went around the lake we looked at the cows for awhile that were right next to the lake area.

There are a few farms in that area and right next to the parking lot is a field used for cows to grass. Today we saw a few young cows. They were all very interested and even came up to the fence. One of the cows was even so nice to let me touch it. They also seemed to be fascinated by my son and watched every move he made with enthusiasm. That day I kind of felt sorry for eating meat.


The Woldlake is a nice area for walks, exploring the surroundings, or go for a swim during the summer. However, during the summer time it is really crowded and there is no fog or colorful trees. It is also really peaceful to get out of the city and take a walk where you have the area almost to yourself and you get to say hi to some cool cows.