Since you rarely come close to the water on the circular walk around the Hebringhauser dam (drinking water protection area), the view from the 200 m long dam is all the more beautiful. Big fish in the water, chattering ducks on the water and proud gray herons on the shore hint at biodiversity around and in the reservoir. Unfortunately, photographing is made difficult by a high fence.
August 29, 2017
The tour is very nice, although the shrubs are still gray and empty. However, if you think you are going for a walk on the water you are wrong. Like any drinking water dam, this one is also without access to the water. Surefootedness is required for the tour. Older people with mobility problems or rollators this tour is not recommended. Otherwise thumbs up! Very good tour in nature.
March 12, 2018
It is a nice round, partly well developed and partly narrow passages. Surefootedness is required and in no way suitable for walkers.
There are long meadows, fields and forest areas. Since it is a drinking water protection area, you have no access to the water. The dam is imposing.
Unfortunately, there is a long stretch along the road at the end
You can park your car on the street (approx. 6-8 parking spaces).
June 15, 2020
"... The Herbringhauser Talsperre (until 2006" Obere Herbringhauser Talsperre ") was built from 1898 to 1901 by the city of Barmen, which was still independent at the time. The construction cost 1,500,000 marks at the time. To be able to build the wall quarries had to be purchased. The stones and earth were transported by field railway. For this purpose, 2 locomotives and tipping wagons were taken over from the Barmer-Beyenburger Eisenbahn and brought to the construction site via a siding During the excavation for the dam, 7,000 m³ of earth and 1,500 m³ of rock were removed, while 42,000 m³ of greywacke quarry stones were used to build the wall.
The dam serves to supply the city of Wuppertal with drinking water. The dam has been rebuilt and renovated several times in the course of its operation. For example, in 1933 the dam was raised by 4 m. In the years from 2000 to 2003 the wall was given a water-side geomembrane seal (plastic sealing membrane), which was applied to the existing shotcrete shell. In 2004 the dam wall and the upstream storage water area were placed under monument protection.
In 2016, the Wupperverband took over the dam from WSW Energie & Wasser AG. ... "
January 22, 2021
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