• Fuglsang Lake is an artificial lake excavated from 2002 to 2005 and inaugurated in 2006.
• The lake is 800 meters long, 450 meters wide and measures 6 meters at the deepest point. The surface covers 27 hectare.
• Foresight and planning created Fuglsang Lake. The philosophy behind the project is “what we do not have in Herning we create ourselves”.
• The realization of the lake was made possible in connection with the large highway construction in the area around Herning because it required large volumes of sand.
• Fuglsang Lake is a recreational area with a network of public paths that branch out all the way around the lake.
• The lake is a swimming lake and has been assigned the blue flag, which indicates good clean water. It is a popular lake for winter swimming.
• The lake is a closed groundwater lake without inlets and outlets.
• Biologists and engineers have carefully planned the lake in order to ensure good living conditions for animals and plants.
• Fishing in the lake is permitted with a valid fishing license.
• Motor-driven boats are not allowed on the lake.
• During the summer it is a big attraction for the citizens of Herning who come to enjoy the good weather and swim in the lake.
• In 2017 the waters of Fuglsang Lake was used for the swimming-leg of the ETU Middle Distance European Triathlon Championships – Challenge Denmark - with around 2000 participants.
A little extra
Herning is home to lakes dating back to the Ice Age. Our ancestors have created lakes and ponds while excavating peat and lignite. Other great swimming lakes near Herning are Arnborg Lake, Holtbjerg Lake, Sunds Lake, Børnesøen in Kibæk and many more.