Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)
History: Around 1844, the fjord was to be contained by a dam and the northern area drained. The idea behind it was Sören Hansen Bagge. This was implemented around 1860 by his son.
After a storm surge, a year after completion, the dam broke in two places and was handed over to nature until 2016.
Now and here:
Thus, the communities have created a REAL highlight in West Jutland, because this section is beautiful, too nice just to drive past it.
No, you have to stay here again! Stop, go to the water and take a break.
Watch the geese and other animals. Use the dynamo-powered column and then continue driving.
If you come from Ringkoebing and drive in the direction of Hvide Sande, you should follow the Vestkystruten (1) after the crossing.
April 1, 2017
The dam "Bagges dæmning" is a connection between Holmsland east of Ringkøbing Fjord and Holmlandsklit west of the fjord. The purpose of the dam was in his time to drain the sands to create more land for agriculture. Another important reason was to create an easier connection over Ringkøbing Fjord.
The father of this idea was Søren Hansen Bagge, who in 1844 made a request to obtain permission to build this dam. Since Søren Hansen Bagge did not succeed, the son took over to carry out the idea. He succeeded in 1860 to build a long dam, but collapsed after a storm, as he had been only for about a year in use.
Then they gave up the project and the two breakthroughs remained open.
In 2016, a bridge was built connecting the two breakthrough sites after the Ringkøbing-Skjern community resumed the project.
Today the bridges at the dam "Bagges Dæmning" are very attractive for cyclists and pedestrians, because they offer a very nice nature experience in this area. From the dam you have a great view over the Ringkøbing Fjord, where kite surfers are often on the water. Søndervig can be seen in a northerly direction and the trading town Ringkøbing in a southeasterly direction.
November 11, 2018
The dam, which extends into Ringkøbing Fjord from both sides, is today a beautiful nature experience and certainly worth a visit. With the construction of the dam, the sands at the northernmost end of Ringkøbing Fjord were to be dewatered for more agricultural land and also to facilitate the passage for people on both sides of the fjord.
June 18, 2019
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