Located in the Oberbergischer Kreis, near Bergneustadt, the Aggertalsperre invites to numerous hikes and walks with a view of the water. Among other things, here starts the "energy path" of the raids of the mountain hiking country. Furthermore, various water sports invite you to visit the dam.
Bathing places are in the "Strandbad Bruch", as well as "Freizeitcamp Aggertalsperre". There are also rowing and pedal boats for an exciting tour on the water.
Under water, the Aggertalsperre is a great area for amateur and recreational divers. For the use of the dam for diving please contact the "Tauchsport- und Forschungsgemeinschaft Siegerland eV in Siegen".
• fully preserved viaduct (interchangeable bridge arch)
• crushing plant
• stone walls
The Aggerverband also offers for groups a tour of the dam with interesting insights into the technology.
To enjoy the day to the full, camping and barbecue areas offer opportunities for a short and long stay in a cozy atmosphere.
Arrival by public transport:
e.g. From Cologne central station (platform 10) take the regional train RB25 direction Meinerzhagen
Stop: Gummersbach (track 2)
Continue with the bus 318 (minibus) from Gummersbach Bf (bus platform 11) direction Lieberhausen
Stop: Genkeltalsperre, Gummersbach-Bredenbruch
June 12, 2016
So if you want to know exactly: 😜"... The Aggertalsperre is a dam in the Oberbergische Land, which lies between the cities Gummersbach, Bergneustadt and Meinerzhagen in North Rhine-Westphalia Germany.
The dam in the valley of the Agger is fed by the rivers Agger, Genkel and Rengse and has a total storage capacity of 20.5 million cubic meters. The reservoir covers an area of about 120 to 150 ha depending on the water level, according to other information even 193 ha. The dam is 225 to 230 m long and 45 m high. It was built between 1927 and 1929. Through the three valleys, the reservoir visually stands out from many other dams.
The purpose of the dam is hydropower generation, flood control, low water elevation and service water supply. The power plant output is according to various information 2.25 or 3 MW.
The dam is a gravity dam made of cast concrete. In 1966, the water side was re-sealed with asphalt concrete.
On and at the reservoir are possible: sailing, surfing, boating, fishing, camping and diving.
On the ridge between the Agger and the Genkelarm castle Zinne are remnants of prehistoric ring wall installations Franconian time ... "
May 29, 2018
The dam is a gravity dam made of cast concrete. Because of leakage on the water side the barrier had to be drained again in April 1967. A 12 cm thick bituminous layer and a 40 cm thick concrete layer were poured in front of the dam wall. These two layers were connected by several thousand anchors to the cast concrete wall made of split concrete. In this measure, the road was widened on both sides of the top of the wall to 11.60 m, as the increasing traffic could not be handled by the simple roadway.
April 19, 2019
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