Staubecken Heimbach

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Recommended by 593 out of 604 hikers


  • Jo

    The south way around the reservoir is rather uninteresting as well as driveway. But on the north side there is a great way with some jetties and interesting views.

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    • October 8, 2018

  • Andreas

    Great way over the jetty and with a little luck to see the Kingfisher!

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    • August 27, 2019

  • Gerda

    Probably one of the most beautiful paths around Heimbach. A stop in the beer garden is simply a pleasure.

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    • February 17, 2020

  • Gerda

    Beautiful in every season ... only the beer garden is open until the end of October

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    • October 3, 2019

  • Jürgen

    A very nice and quiet path section over many bridges past the Heimbacher reservoir with interesting views.

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    • June 30, 2018

  • Berlin2007

    very nice hiking trail - on the northern side only for hikers, while the southern route is also open to cyclists

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    • September 9, 2019

  • Dirk

    Beautiful along the lake. Well attended in summer.

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    • February 22, 2020

  • Schucky

    Beautiful path once around the basin

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    • July 19, 2018

  • Jan

    Nice way with many jetties.

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    • August 20, 2018

  • R.Bungartz

    The Heimbach reservoir is not actually a dam, but a so-called compensation basin. It serves to compensate for the fluctuations in the water level caused by the intermittent operation of the peak current power plants in the Urft and Rurtalsperre. These two hydropower plants usually only produce electricity when larger demand peaks are expected or measured in the general high-voltage network, which is usually the case in the mornings of working days. In the rest of the time the machines are idle and therefore no water inevitably flows into the reservoir. The usable space of the reservoir is therefore filled with water within a few hours when the power plants are in operation. Then the storage volume is dosed and drained in such a way that the underflow of the river bed of the Rur is continuously exposed to an amount of water that meets the ecological requirements of the flowing water and the requirements of other requirements. Source:

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    • August 6, 2020

  • Peter_H_65 🐻

    "... The Heimbach dam in Heimbach (Eifel), together with the Obermaubach reservoir, serves as a compensation basin for the hydropower plants of the Urfttalsperre (Heimbach power plant) and the Rur dam two larger dams are being built. ... "

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    • September 24, 2020

  • Friedhelm

    Also easy to reach by train on the Rurtalbahn from Düren station. You can leave your car at home for the journey on foot or by bike.

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    • September 17, 2020

  • hermanspann

    Scenic panoramic path and then the view of pancakes, ice cream and truffles in Heimbach.

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    • October 11, 2020

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Location: Heimbach, Düren, Cologne District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


  • Elevation260 m

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