Historisches Wehr

Historisches Wehr

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Recommended by 439 out of 462 cyclists


  • Martin

    "The great Linnicher Rurwehr was built in 1875/76 to plans by the ingenious hydraulic engineer Professor Otto Ludwig Hintze (1843 - 1904) Mühlen in Linnich and Brachelen was available Today, the weir is a striking monument of local and regional economic and technical history.
    The weir had - further down the line - predecessor buildings made of wooden posts, fascines and riprap, which were repeatedly damaged or washed away by floods and ice drifts. With the completion of the new weir, the mill pond and adjoining farms were protected by locks against flood damage.
    The tall Rurwehr with a slight bend against the current is one of Professor Hintze's earliest works. He has designed many dams and other spectacular engineering structures across Europe, such as the power generation in the Art Nouveau power plant in Heimbach with water from the also planned by him Urfttalsperre above the much later Rursees.
    After damage in World War II, the weir was rebuilt to its present form. "

    - Original text information board Linnich am Linnicher Rurwehr -

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    • August 16, 2017

  • Jörg

    In 1874, the owners of the mills located on the river Rur turned to Otto Intze, professor of building construction and hydraulic engineering at the Royal Rheinisch-Westphalian Polytechnic School (today RWTH Aachen) in Aachen. The reason for this was that the weir, consisting of stones, wood and mesh no longer withstood the power of the water at the turning point of the two Rurmäander between Rurdorf and Linnich. Otto Itze, from 1895 to 1898 also Rector of the Aachen University, designed the new Rurdorfer weir as a fixed baffle transversely to the flow direction. As a result, the mill pond on the left of the Rur again received an even amount of water and the work of the mills was secured. Destroyed in World War II, the weir was repaired from 1947 to 1948. However, instead of the two weirs, a straight concrete wall was drawn on each side of the river and a fish ladder was built on the left bank.

    Today, the imposing Rurwehr as a destination and landmark is a defining feature of the cultural landscape "Ruraue".


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    • June 8, 2018

  • Mike 🇪🇺

    An absolute pleasure, if you are on the edge and the hydropower can watch and listen.

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    • February 11, 2018

  • Ewilator

    Pretty big weir. As a child I watched how people drove down there with a dinghy. This is totally dangerous and should not be copied please. The boys got away with the horror then.

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    • October 14, 2018

  • Georg-Taha

    Not only with the dinghy, many have slipped down on the back. My sister was lucky on the other hand happened to be police students who saved you otherwise it would probably have gone bad.

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    • August 7, 2019

  • Toto

    Nice place to take a break!

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    • April 15, 2019

  • RaSi

    Impressive size. Board for explanation available. Beautiful bike path along the Rur along.

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    • August 31, 2019

  • Frank 🛥🚲🕺

    Here you can watch fish trying to jump up. Unfortunately, they are then poured down again and again. There is a fish ladder at the edge, but unfortunately I have never seen a fish here.

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    • October 7, 2020

  • Mike 🇪🇺

    Just beautiful. The view of the roaring water.

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    • February 11, 2018

  • Mike 🇪🇺

    I can only repeat myself and point out this uniqueness. The flora and fauna in this area is also very important. Just nice here, you just have to take the time.

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    • July 12, 2018

  • Werner Decker

    Interesting weir with fish ladder!

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    • August 21, 2019

  • waltermorjan

    The tour is not that great at the beginning, always through arable land, but then it develops and becomes a varied river and beautiful landscapes

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    • November 2, 2020

  • Ben

    Very nice section of the route 👍 Ideal to slow down and listen to nature!

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    • May 6, 2020

  • Mel

    Nice resting place in the shade

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    • August 2, 2020

  • Didada

    Very nice weir and a bit different from the many others.

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    • June 13, 2021

  • Didada

    Of course, a weir like many others on the Rur and a highlight, which is already there.

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    • July 12, 2021

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


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