Kiosk with sea terrace
KIOSK and forest spring bath* * * Season 2017 * * *open on weekends in March when the weather is finefrom 01 April in dry weather daily from 11 o'clockThe kiosk in Diepental offers a range of hot and cold drinks, snacks, ice cream and more ...Here you can get tickets for the swimming poolThe lakeside terrace invites you to linger.For groups also by arrangement possible.
April 17, 2017
The Diepentaler dam (also Halbachtalsperre), a backwater of the Murbach, lies in the border area of the cities Leverkusen / Pattscheid, Leichlingen (Rhineland) and Burscheid and forms the center of the popular recreational area Diepental (inn, cottages, mini golf, fishing).
It consists of a Vorsperre and a main barrier which are separated by a road embankment. It was built in the years 1902 to 1908 by August Halbach. The dam was built only to generate electricity and is now part of a recreational area. The grounds of the area and the reservoir itself are still privately owned by the Halbach family, but are publicly accessible.
The reservoir flooded the seat of the Knights of Diepental, whose descendants named Katterbach were known by the novel Die Stiftsfräulein (another title: A dark act) by Levin Schücking and Annette von Droste-Hülshoff.
The dam, an earth dam, has a height of about 10 m, a crown length of 100 m, a crown height of 106 meters and a max. The reservoir is 104.70 m above sea level, and the reservoir has an area of 9 hectares and a capacity of 0.4 (or 0.7) million cubic meters.
Due to heavy rainfall in January 2011, there were floods in the region, as a result of which the dam could no longer grasp the water masses. This meant that the district government of Cologne had a lowering of the water level. In July 2016, the Wupperverband announced plans to demolish the dam and restore the Murbach, as the cost of maintenance could not be met by the private operator and the renaturation would be significantly funded by the EU.
June 23, 2018
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