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Baldeneysee

Baldeneysee

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  • releonline und IngeDingens

    The surroundings of the lake and the lake itself offer a particularly varied and panoramic hiking area. On the one hand Fischlaken with its rather open landscape and great panoramas and on the other hand the wooded part with the Korte cliff (must visit!) and several rest stops.

    All this is connected by the almost 27-kilometer-long Baldeneysteig (plus the side views of the Isenburg ruins and the Korte cliff). Highly recommended. Since there are many great places for a short or longer break, enough time should be planned. Sturdy shoes (hiking or trekking shoes) and sure-footedness are required for the Baldeneysteig.

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    • July 14, 2020

  • Peter_H_65 🐻

    "... Meadows and fields shaped the flat valley through which the Ruhr flowed about 80 years ago. Behind a small dyke there were isolated farms, and the grassland was certainly used for cattle breeding. In a few places, small ferries made it possible for there to be no bridges Crossing of the river. This was flanked to the right and left with a respectful distance by two small railway lines, the Ruhrtalbahn and the Hespertalbahn. On the Ruhrtalbahn, the Carl Funke mine diligently mined coal and even had a small loading station. On the Hespertalbahn, on the other side of the river , the Pörtingsiepen colliery existed.The large estate of the Krupp industrial family, the Villa Hügel, was already visible from afar in the valley.
    If you walk today on the meadows and fields of yesteryear, you get wet feet. Because in 1933 the largest of the six Ruhr reservoirs in the area of the district was opened at this point by the Ruhrverband. Since then, the Baldeneysee has stretched between the districts of Werden, where the weir is located, and Kupferdreh over a total length of approx. 7.8 km and an average width of approx. 350 m. The lake understandably follows the shape of the original Ruhr valley and has the Shape of a curved banana. The storage volume of the lake is around 8.3 million m³. In addition to generating electricity from hydropower, the lake is mainly used for the sedimentation and purification of the Ruhr water for drinking water use and for leisure and recreation... "
    ruhrgebiet-industriekultur.de/baldeneysee.html

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    • May 15, 2020

  • Lunadragon

    The Baldeneysee is always worth a hike, as you can walk all the way around it and see many different uses and sides. From sailing ships and rowing clubs, herons, cormorants and other waterfowl, gastronomy and the lock, there is so much to see.

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    • July 29, 2020

  • Heinrich55

    For me, the BALDENEYSEE has the FORM of a flat "S" WITH TWO CURVES and VERTICES or "SWING & COUNTERSWING": or the shape of an elegant FISH meandering through the Ruhr Valley. At one of the two vertices of the lake ("rear fin of the sea fish"), the view wanders unhindered both in the direction of the SOUTHEAST in the direction of Kupferdreh and in the direction of the SOUTHWEST in the direction of Werden. In majestic width, the lake fills out the largest width of the RUHRTAL at this point - all this as part of the tenth largest German CITY of A TOTAL of 15 German cities in Germany with more than 495,000 inhabitants, four of them in NORTH RHINE-WESTPHALIA - COLOGNE, DÜSSELDORF AND IN RUHRPOTT DORTMUND and ESSEN!

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    • August 15, 2021

  • Rapunzel

    Already knew?! You can see the Baldeneysee from a bird's eye view. The south of Essen lies in the approach path of Düsseldorf Airport. All landing approaches from the north-east fly over Lake Baldeney.

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    • May 28, 2022

  • S.huhl

    perfect for an inline lap!

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    • October 11, 2020

  • Wandern in NRW

    A wonderful local recreation area in the middle of the Pott!

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    • April 8, 2021

  • In

    The whole tour is super nice and highly recommended.

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    • August 15, 2021

  • Waldgänger

    The Steig doesn't have to hide from the big names

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    • September 21, 2021

  • Streuner

    The slopes offer beautiful views of the lake - logically much more in the winter months. There is a lot going on at the lake at the weekend. There's a lot to see, people, sailors, waterfowl... A large colony of cormorants lives on the Heisinger Ufer, and herons nest in the crowns of tall trees right next door.

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    • March 8, 2022

  • 🐐Zwei Bergziegen🐐

    🌊 It's been around since 1933...
    Dammed up with a weir near Essen-Werden 🧭
    tourist magnet
    Always something going on...
    Lots of places to stop...
    Great photo opportunities 📸

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    • March 29, 2022

  • Bine137

    The paths around the lake are also very suitable for cyclists or roller bladers. There are many restaurants.

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    • August 8, 2022

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