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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.
January 12, 2020
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.
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.
August 24, 2017
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