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Emsquellen

Emsquellen

Hiking Highlight

Recommended by 822 out of 862 hikers

This Highlight is in a protected area

Please check local regulations for: Moosheide (Kreis Paderborn)

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  • Jenny

    The Ems rises from the seepage spring in the Moosheide Nature Reserve. First a small stream, which later grows into a river. Since I am usually in the Ems-Auen in Münster, Telgte or Einem, it was quite interesting to see the origin of the Ems. And it starts off quite small and inconspicuous. ;-) The hiking area in the Moosheide is scenically very beautiful, with many narrow to wider and sandy hiking trails, through forests and open heath areas.

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    • January 12, 2020

  • A small stream becomes a beautiful river.

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    • November 11, 2020

  • A great biotope with a beautiful, quiet hiking trail. The boards are explained in a way that is easy to understand and give young and old good information.

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    • October 1, 2017

  • Experience pure nature, you can't get any closer ...

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    • November 13, 2020

  • Beautiful place to hike and take a break.

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    • November 11, 2020

  • Here, too, there is the possibility of providing the dog with refreshment.

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    • August 30, 2020

  • A great biotope with a nice, quiet hiking trail. The tables are explained understandably and give young and old good information.

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    • October 14, 2017

  • Wonderful way to understand the local history 😀

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    • August 24, 2017

  • Directly at the parking lot you can discover this beautiful "entry" into the hiking experience Emsquellen. The trail is inviting and well fortified.

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    • October 1, 2017

  • The Moosheide is on the western edge of the Senne military training area, on the northern edge is the former main camp VI K (326), which now houses the "Erich Klausener" police academy. In addition to the Ems, another body of water has its source within the Moosheide, the Holtebach.

    The sand dunes in the area are among the oldest in north-west Germany. It is assumed that they developed from the end of the Vistula Ice Age, i.e. beginning around 10,000 years ago. Due to reforestation that took place in the middle of the 19th century, they offer space for light pine forests. Old juniper plants in the nature reserve bear witness to the original heather vegetation that was typical of the region before reforestation.

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    • April 28, 2018

  • The groundwater comes out of the mountain, which descends to the groundwater level. I imagined the spring to be bubbling out of the ground like a garden hose. In truth, the whole eastern depression is the source, which then unites in the Ems.

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    • August 24, 2017

  • The Ems, a really big German river. Being here at the springs is a nice thing. These sources are very nice to hike.

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    • April 25, 2018

  • The Emsquelle arises in a small valley

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    • March 2, 2017

  • The Emsquelle. A wooden walkway leads to the spring. Unfortunately, there is dead end there. You can not follow the source path directly.

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    • June 3, 2017

  • A visit to the source Ems is worth seeing, if you see what a river from the source to the mouth is already amazing

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    • October 10, 2017

  • Very shallow water, the children have fun in summer.

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    • April 21, 2020

  • Nice area, but also overcrowded.

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    • December 6, 2019

  • The Ems sources are a collection of different bottom openings in the senna sand, through which the filtered is pushed upwards. In this respect no single source.

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    • April 25, 2017

  • The source of ems (plural) is used because it is not one, but a plurality of small sources. And these springs feed the brook, which becomes one of the largest German rivers

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    • December 30, 2017

  • You can reach the Emsquelle via comfortable steps

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    • October 30, 2016

  • Not only dogs, also children are happy here. Is extremely shallow, when we were there but also comfortable to play and relax.

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    • August 24, 2017

  • The entrance or exit to the Emsquelle

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    • October 30, 2016

  • Here it starts. The Ems.

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    • September 24, 2018

  • After about 800 meters, the Ems has already become a small stream

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    • October 30, 2016


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Location: Hövelhof, Paderborn, Detmold District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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