When temperatures soar, Stuttgarters head to Max-Eyth-See for pedalo fun on the lake and picnicking beside the Neckar River. Murky water rules out swimming but there’s a worthwhile bike path, part of the Neckar-Radweg ( The terraced vineyards rising above the river are scattered with Wengerter-Häuschen (tool sheds); some are more than 200 years old and are protected landmarks.

The lake is 9km northeast of Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof on the U14 line.

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