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The Heider Bergsee is a residual lake of lignite mining in the southern Rhenish lignite mining district in North Rhine -Westphalia west of Cologne near the cities of Brühl, Hürth and Erftstadt in the Rhein-Erft-Kreis. In the middle part of the Ville, where small-scale lignite was mined from the 19th to the beginning of the 20th century, today's Ville-Seen-Platte was created, a 50 km² large, extensive area with mixed forests and over 40 lakes. Thanks to prudent recultivation, a species-rich flora and fauna has resettled here over the decades. Long before it became a legal obligation, the Hürther mine director Adolf Dasbach pioneered the decommissioning of his charred pits. The Heider Bergsee is located southwest of the nearby Brühler Ortsteil Heide. It can be reached via the B 265 (Luxemburger Straße) or from the center of Brühl via the L 184 (Theodor-Heuss-Straße) branch Willy-Brandt-Straße. The Heider Bergsee as one of the medium-sized lakes in the chain of lakes of the Ville is a nutrient-poor, calcareous still waters near Brühl-Heide. These waters are artificial, created by the former open pit residual lakes with shallow water zones, surrounded by forest-used smaller forest areas with predominantly site-specific mixed shrubs. Poplars, pines, red oaks, larches, alders, beeches, robinia and birch trees can be found alternately. The lake has an area of about 35 ha. The rather small adjoining Schluchtsee can only be seen as an appendage to the Heider Bergsee, but it reaches a depth of about 7.5 meters. Birds of prey (Pandionidae), Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus), wild geese (Anseriformes), kingfishers (Alcedo atthis) and pond rales (Gallinula chloropus) can be seen as breeding birds here. Over the decades, the Variegated Millipede (Myriophyllum heterophyllum) has also settled beneath the surface.
February 5, 2017
The Heider Bergsse belongs to the Ville lakes: It was created at the end of the lignite mining in the mid-30s. The remaining holes in the opencast mines slowly filled up with the rise of groundwater with water. The campsite Heider Bergsee is located directly on the lake and offers a beach (swimming pool), pitches and a restaurant.
April 5, 2018
Bathing lake with campsite. Camping beautifully on the shore and watch the sun as it brings the water surface to glisten and sparkle in the sink, evening the last in the water and be the first in the morning ... gorgeous! Those who do not like camping can only come for a swim!
June 16, 2017
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