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Recommended by 339 out of 369 hikers


  • Thomas

    The Brucher dam is located near Marienheide in the Oberbergischer Kreis. It is a pure recreational lake. For hiking invites, among other things, the "Fuhrmannsweg" from the rambles of the mountain hiking country or you walk around it in a leisurely walk with the family along the shore in about 3.5km.
    A campsite is located directly on the lake and invites you to a holiday on the water.
    The dam is known for its excellent sailing opportunities and bathing sites.
    Bathing areas are located in the following areas:
    • at the sailing club
    • at the DLRG station
    • at the dam wall
    • at the campsite

    Arrival by public transport:
    e.g. from Cologne central station (platform 10) with the regional train RB25 direction Meinerzhagen
    Stop Marienheide (track 1)
    Stop Marienheide Bf continue by bus line 336 direction Gummersbach Bf
    Stop VDK-Heim, Marienheide-Müllenbach

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    • June 12, 2016

  • Thomas

    Nice view also behind the dam

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    • March 17, 2016

  • Peter

    Pleasant to walk with beautiful views.

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    • October 29, 2016

  • Toni

    Beautiful lake, some swimming pools are to be found.

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    • March 5, 2017

  • Jair

    Important! The track section from Börlinghausen to Holzwipper can not be used as it is on the tour map. The railway line has been put back into service. The drawn transition can indeed be used. This is dangerous and of course forbidden. If one tries to continue along the forest track parallel to the track in search of another possibility, one suddenly stands in front of a vertical rockfall estimated at 20m. Below runs the bypass. The safest solution is therefore to use the driveway between Börlinghausen and Holzwipper. Too bad, because the track is anyway very heavy asphalt,

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    • April 21, 2017

  • Stefan Paragliding

    At the weekend too full and too little parking and currently there are woodwork and the circuit is closed for security reasons. As a great alternative, very close and unfortunately not mentioned, is the Genkeltalsperre.
    Not so crowded and scenic.

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    • October 10, 2017

  • HansJoergOtt

    The lake offers everything that belongs to a good local recreation - even if the dam is rather small.

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    • April 8, 2017

  • Alex von Bühren

    The dam according to the Intze principle was rehabilitated and reinforced from 1990 to 1993 for 21 million DM. On the water side, a wall reinforcement was concreted with a sealing wall, a separating layer and a drainage layer and a control passage was installed. The dam was brought back to the state of the art.

    On both sides of the dam was in the Second World War, a flak. Today, on one side, on a promontory, is the DLRG water rescue station of the Brucher dam. On the other side, the ruin is still there.

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    • September 22, 2017

  • Peter_H_65 🐻

    In the years 1912 and 1913, built of quarry stone and disguised with Hausteinen, now protected monumental dam was built according to plans by Professor Intze to pile up the Brucherbach. On the base of the founding floor is a turbine house made of quarry stone with hipped roof, which probably derived from the construction of the 1913 construction phase. The drained water flows sideways into a reservoir, from which in turn a channel regulates the discharge into the Wipper. Through an approximately 1200 meters long tunnel, the beginning of which is located at Holzwipper, the Brucher dam is fed water from the Wipper.

    The dam operated by the Wupperverband serves the purpose of low water elevation, flood protection and local recreation.

    Campsites dominate the southern and western bank areas; the northern shore is bordered by forest.

    The barrier wall of the Brucher dam is a registered monument (monument list of the municipality of Marienheide, running no. 61; LVR Office for the Preservation of Historical Monuments in the Rhineland, database No. 10984).

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    • May 28, 2018

  • Peter D

    It's good that the DLRG exists.

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    • April 11, 2020

  • wobi

    👍 beautiful place and good on foot 🦶oder with bike 🚴♂️ & mountain bike 🚵♀️ to reach 🤗

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    • March 11, 2019

  • Franz

    The Brucher dam is available as a water reservoir for water sports, camping and recreational use. Information is available from the Interessengemeinschaft Zeltplätze Bever-Talsperre e. V. Diving and surfing are prohibited in or on the Brucher Dam.

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    • July 18, 2019

  • Peter D

    Dam walls are fascinating objects.

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    • April 16, 2020

  • wobi

    Very nice place with a great track and easy to reach on foot as well as by bike or mountain bike!

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    • March 12, 2019

  • Willigipfel

    The dam is open to hikers to cross. The view from the dam extends over the entire lake.

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    • May 30, 2020

  • Marvin🙃

    A little round, also ideal for children, because of the instructional trail signs with loudspeaker announcements.

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    • January 1, 2018

  • P.T.

    Nice hiking route for beginners.

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    • June 5, 2020

  • Holgi

    Since gabs time even 3 campsites. Yes. Also the negro village

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    • March 2, 2017

  • hille

    Invites to swim in the summer

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    • October 1, 2018

  • HPT

    Also interesting for children, because of the many direct lake shore access points and the self-explanatory picture and audio stations. The circuit is also buggy compliant.

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    • February 4, 2019

  • HPT

    A highlight for our little ones!
    Snowballs to throw down the steep wall is a real motivation boost for the further management of the circular route.

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    • February 4, 2019

  • Melvin

    It can also be frozen over in winter

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    • December 16, 2019

  • SH

    Nice loop around the dam, but currently a bit muddy due to forestry work

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    • March 10, 2021

  • Viktor Friesen

    A great little dam, for jogging, walking, cycling and in many places for swimming

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    • April 13, 2021

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Location: Marienheide, Oberbergischer Kreis, Bergisches Land, Cologne District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


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