Hochwasser-Rückhaltebecken Mengede/Castrop-Rauxel (HRB Mengede) mit Aussichtsturm

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Recommended by 190 out of 202 cyclists


  • Michael

    Flood retention basin Mengede / Castrop-Rauxel (HRB Mengede) with observation towerAlthough the flood retention basin Mengede / Castrop-Rauxel will once again be a major construction site for connecting the pools - it already seems more like a nature reserve than an actual technical facility. The pools fit well into the landscape, the greenery now offers a magnificent sight and the plant now attracts ornithologists to extensive observation expeditions. Although the lookout tower is apparently always locked, it offers a pleasant resting place at the foot of it, with some benches and views over the pools, which is now well accepted by walkers and cyclists.The flood protection system has developed into a breeding ground for numerous animal and especially bird species and is located in the protected landscape areas LSG Brueninghausen / LSG Emscherniederung between the nature conservation areas NSG Beerenbruch / NSG Mengeder Heide. The municipality of Mengede is already one of the most valuable areas of Dortmund from the point of view of landscape and nature conservation.

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    • May 31, 2017

  • Mona

    Great scenery, great to drive, you do not realize that you are right between the cities.

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    • July 23, 2017

  • Dietmar

    A beautiful place in nature for a rest.

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    • June 10, 2017

  • Günter Bertling

    On the one hand, this region is still partially a construction site. On the other hand, even for laymen like me, it is already easy to see what diversity there is in the settling flora and fauna.

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    • July 3, 2017

  • Thorsten G

    Great environment. Information boards very good and very good information.

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    • April 15, 2018

  • Webby

    Good rest stop on the Emscher cycle path with lots of information and lots of nature

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    • May 24, 2019

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Location: Ruhr Region, Münster District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


  • Elevation110 m

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