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Stausee Obermaubach

Stausee Obermaubach

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Recommended by 1132 out of 1165 hikers

This Highlight is in a protected area

Please check local regulations for: Hohes Venn-Eifel

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  • Mike 🇪🇺

    This diverse reservoir is recommended in every season. He or his environment also has a lot to offer the kids.
    The fish ladder with the glass underwater area is definitely recommended for the kids. Here you can watch the fish (when they pass by) like in an aquarium.

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    • October 31, 2017

  • Gerda

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

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    • September 12, 2018

  • 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.

    SOURCE:
    obermaubach.com/index.php?rubrik=Stausee&seite=Das%20Staubecken

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    • August 19, 2018

  • 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

  • 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: wver.de

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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

  • wuseltiere

    Great place to enjoy the free time.

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    • April 9, 2017

  • Jo

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

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    • July 31, 2018

  • Peter_H_65 🐻

    "... The idyllically situated Obermaubach reservoir with the highest fish ladder in North Rhine-Westphalia, water bird breeding area as well as an attractive hiking area around the lake and forest and water trails is both a paradise for water sports enthusiasts and hikers. Find out more at the" Seestern "kiosk, Seestr.19b, right next to the dam wall over the many recreational opportunities.
    The most varied types of fish attract the passionate Petrijünger in the reservoir.
    Erected in 1933/34 by the Obermaubach Reservoir Water Association, it serves, together with the Heimbach reservoir, to compensate for the peak electricity demand of the Heimbach and Schwammenauel hydropower plants. A power station at the foot of the dam has been supplying 600 kW of electricity to the RWE network since 1968. ... "
    eifel.de/go/sehenswertes-detail/762.html

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    • May 31, 2021

  • 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

  • Jünni61

    This reservoir was built in 1933/34 as a weekly compensation reservoir. A road leads across the dam (240m long, 5m wide). In 2007 the reservoir was renovated and a fish ladder was built. Observation balconies were also laid out on the dam.

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    • January 25, 2022

  • Karl-Heinz

    Well-known reservoir, beautifully located, good cafe nearby

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    • October 2, 2019

  • Till + Co.

    Really a real highlight in this region! :)

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    • February 13, 2022

  • Bruno Voege

    From Düren to Zerkall and back

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    • June 3, 2022

  • EifelFranke

    One of the smaller, but still very beautiful dams in the Eifel.

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    • July 2, 2022

  • Lothar Zielasko

    A nice place to relax

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    • July 7, 2020

  • Anke#44ers

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

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    • February 28, 2021

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