komoot
Discover

Sorpetalsperre

Sorpetalsperre

Hiking Highlight

Created by komoot users
Recommended by 522 out of 555 hikers

Tips

  • Jake the hiker

    The Sorpesee is a beautiful leisure and recreation area in the Sauerland

    translated byView Original
    • August 21, 2018

  • MKKA

    The main prerequisite for the construction of the Sorpetalsperre was the Röhrtalbahn, which connects Sundern with the Upper Ruhr Valley Railway in Neheim-Hüsten. The steam locomotives of the Röhrtalbahn transported heavy construction trains over a construction track laid at that time and a newly built viaduct to the construction site on the Sorpedamm. This was the largest construction site in Europe from 1926 to 1935. More than 300,000 tons of construction material were transported by the steam freight trains to the Sorpedamm. There then took over small Feldbahnen further transports. The Sorpetalsperre needed with their original catchment area of ​​the Sorpe over three years to be filled. In order to increase the efficiency, the catchment area was subsequently enlarged by passing water from the neighboring valleys into the dam via an ancillary system. This extended the catchment area from originally 53 km² to 100.3 km² [1].

    translated byView Original
    • May 21, 2018

  • Andreas away

    Next to Amecke the second nice corner at Sorpesee, left and right along the barrier
    What a sight!

    translated byView Original
    • December 6, 2016

  • MKKA

    Although the dam was primarily intended for water regulation, a pumped storage power plant was already integrated in the construction. In order to use the energy of the water as effectively as possible, the two Francis turbines with horizontal shafts (3.6 MW each) still use a Kaplan Turbine (220 kW power) arranged. The turbines come from the construction of the power plant, while the controller, which was renewed in 2002/2003, is the most modern in the Ruhrverband. At night, the two Francis turbines are operated as pumps with a capacity of 3.2 MW each and pump the water from the equalization reservoir back up into the reservoir. When water is released into the Ruhr, ie not pumped back, the power plant effectively serves to generate electricity.

    translated byView Original
    • May 21, 2018

  • Felix M

    Popular destination in summer. Nice promenade :)

    translated byView Original
    • January 5, 2018

  • Thorsten G

    A great place. Right on the water, lovely to walk

    translated byView Original
    • July 8, 2018

  • PeterStar

    With a fine view over the village and the lake.

    translated byView Original
    • September 27, 2019

  • Peter_H_65 🐻

    "... Like the Biggesee, the Möhnesee, the Hennesee and the Versetalsperre, the Sorpesee is one of the large reservoirs of the Ruhrverband in Sauerland.
    The Sorpesee is located in the north of the Homert Nature Park, southwest of Arnsberg in the area belonging to the city of Sundern between the districts of Langscheid and Amecke. The Sorpe flows through it. The Sorpesee is 70 meters deep and is the deepest reservoir in the Ruhrverband. ... "
    sorpesee.de/sorpesee-aktiv/sorpetalsperre-historie-fuehrungen.html

    translated byView Original
    • September 5, 2020

  • Anja

    good walking and cycling paths and everything is very well maintained

    translated byView Original
    • February 12, 2022

In the know? Log-in to add a tip for other adventurers!

Best Hikes to Sorpetalsperre

loading

Our Tour recommendations are based on thousands of activities completed by other people on komoot.

Learn More
  • Easy
    01:46
    4.04 mi
    2.3 mph
    300 ft
    300 ft
  • Easy
    01:56
    4.41 mi
    2.3 mph
    325 ft
    325 ft
  • Easy
    01:04
    2.52 mi
    2.4 mph
    125 ft
    125 ft
  • Intermediate
    03:00
    6.64 mi
    2.2 mph
    700 ft
    700 ft
  • Intermediate
    02:04
    4.83 mi
    2.3 mph
    275 ft
    275 ft
  • Intermediate
    02:18
    5.35 mi
    2.3 mph
    325 ft
    325 ft
  • Intermediate
    02:11
    4.84 mi
    2.2 mph
    500 ft
    500 ft
  • Intermediate
    04:19
    9.73 mi
    2.3 mph
    850 ft
    850 ft
  • Plan Your Own Tour
loading
Location: Sundern (Sauerland), Hochsauerlandkreis, Arnsberg District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Information

  • Elevation280 m

Most Visited During

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

Weather Forecast - Sundern (Sauerland)

loading
Discover

Sundern (Sauerland)

Sorpetalsperre

What We Offer

Discover
Terms of ServicePrivacy PolicyCommunity GuidelinesSecurity vulnerability reward programImprint