The Egelsee is a feast for the eyes in every season and always enchants its visitors. The legendary Egelsee area near the densely populated Limmattal and the Mutschellen is very much appreciated as a local recreation area and is busy all year round. It offers nine fireplaces and picnic areas as well as a swimming area with a diving platform.
In 1983, the entire area was placed under nature protection by the Bergdietikon community assembly. It is of national importance and must remain intact. Please help to protect nature!
Lake and reed lie in a narrow valley at 667 meters above sea level. They are surrounded by steeply rising forest slopes, which open the drain against Spreitenbach. The dreamy little lake is said to have been created on the occasion of an earthquake in 1728 by slipping off part of the gravel from the Heitersberg. It is of cultural-historical importance that the area has been used as strewn land both in the past and until today.
The boggy small lake with an open water surface of approx. 3 ha has largely intact vegetation on the banks. It is fed exclusively with slope water. Another peculiarity of the lake is its depth and coldness, so that it mostly remains frozen until early spring.
The reed has numerous protected and sometimes highly endangered plant species. Over 230 different plant species have been identified throughout the reserve (including the forest). Therefore: Please do not pick any plants! Help protect nature and dedicate open eyes and ears to it with silent admiration!
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