Mountain Biking Highlight
Due to the construction of the barrier wall, the three villages in the Edertal Asel, Berich and Bringhausen had to be relocated.
Bringhausen was demolished and rebuilt in the immediate vicinity - at a higher point above the newly emerging Edersee. The approach of the Aseler was similar. On a ridge, north of the original village, they built the new district of Asel and on the opposite shore of the future lake Asel -South. The town of Berich was completely demolished by its inhabitants and was completely rebuilt in the vicinity of Bad Arolsen and has since called itself a very true "new" berry.
The homesteads Stollmühle, Gut Vornhagen, Bericher Hütte and the Niederwerber Hammer had to give way to the project, as they were all located in the area of the future reservoir.
Here you can find out more about the 100-year history of the Edertalsperre.
Even today you can visit the remains of the old settlements, the "Edersee-Atlantis" at low water level in the Edersee (such as the Aseler bridge, parts of the provided with concrete ceilings old cemeteries, etc. as well as a model of the dam).
The following table provides information on the water level at which the individual structures appear.
It's worth a visit!
June 22, 2017
In summer there is always an ice cream truck on the south bank, delicious. From here, good entry point to Kellerwald Rundweg, alternatively only direction Banfebucht and from there towards Peterskopf to Hochspeicherbecken. From the north shore you can reach the east along the lake to Hünselburg and from there to the peninsula Scheid or via Basdorf back to Asel.
August 15, 2018
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