The origins of the “Baggerweieren” are to be found around the 1950s/1960s when the exploitation of the local sand pits ceased and the resulting holes filled with water from underground sources.
In 2020, the municipality of Schengen, owner of the site, entrusted the non-profit association “Erliefnis Baggerweier” with the management and operation of the recreation area.
The association “Erliefnis Baggerweier” achieves its social purpose, in particular the professional integration and reintegration of various audiences, through the development of the infrastructure of the site and its surroundings, while attaching particular importance to the preservation of the natural character of the area.
The “Baggerweieren” will be delighted to welcome visitors wishing to enjoy swimming, sunbathing, nature walking as well as practising outdoor activities. But there are also opportunities to participate in activities meant for awareness raising, information, training or team-building. By and by, the attractiveness of the site and the range of offers will evolve with the aim to be able to respond to a maximum of personal preferences of our guests.