Stausee Obermaubach

Stausee Obermaubach

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Recommended by 768 out of 789 hikers


  • wuseltiere

    Great place to enjoy the free time.

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    • April 9, 2017

  • Silke mit Yuna & Yomi

    When the construction of the Urft dam began in 1900, no one could have known that it was also a decision to build the Obermaubach reservoir. The reservoir and the Urft dam are closely interwoven.
    The Rurthalsperrengesellschaft, which was founded to build the dam at Urft, had decided to finance the project, Heimbach a power plant - the "Art Nouveau power plant" - to build, which should be won electricity from hydropower. Through a tunnel through the Kermeter and a subsequent pressure line water from the Urftsee was steered with a steep slope on the turbines. Electricity as a young form of energy was a growth market during this time, and so the power plant was able to work in continuous operation.


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    • August 19, 2018

  • Gerda

    Flat hike, easily accessible, with nice places at the Rur

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    • September 12, 2018

  • Mike 🇪🇺

    This diverse reservoir is recommended in every season. He or his environment also has a lot to offer for the kids.

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    • October 31, 2017

  • Biglo

    For every leisure activity (hike, bike tour or mountain bike tour) to be recommended.

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    • July 15, 2018

  • Jawima

    There it is very scenic and there are very good cake or food. But nice is the fish ladder at the dam. Just have a look and enjoy. Hikes in the surrounding area are also very nice. I like this area

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    • November 14, 2019

  • Jo

    Lower reservoir of the Rur. Beautifully nestled between the hills of the Eifel.

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    • July 31, 2018

  • R.Bungartz

    The Obermaubach reservoir was built in 1933/34 and, together with the Heimbach dam, serves to compensate for the irregular water discharges from the Heimbach and Schwammenauel peak-flow hydropower plants. In 1969, a hydroelectric power plant with a feed-in capacity of 0.65 MW was built on the dam, which is operated by RWE Innogy. The reservoir holds 1.65 million cubic meters of water. Source:

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    • September 12, 2020

  • Karin 🐾

    The reservoir has a lot to offer for fishing enthusiasts. Pikeperch, pike, char and brown trout are not long in coming. A day pass can be purchased for 10 euros in the Strepp restaurant directly on the lake.

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    • February 15, 2021

  • Karl-Heinz

    Well-known reservoir, beautifully located, good cafe nearby

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    • October 2, 2019

  • Lothar Zielasko

    A nice place to relax

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    • July 7, 2020

  • Gisela MoMa

    A not too big lake with water sports facilities.

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    • July 22, 2020

  • Jens

    Varied and also demanding (if you want), great view

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    • January 26, 2021

  • Anke

    The Seestern snack bar and hopefully after Corona, the beer garden

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    • February 28, 2021

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


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