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Urftsee bei Einruhr

Urftsee bei Einruhr

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  • Peter jetzt sehr oft mit Ecki

    Here, in addition to a great view, there is a really good snack and you can take the boat back to Rurberg.

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    • September 23, 2017

  • Peter_H_65 🐻

    The Urft dam is 58.5 m high, 226 m long and was built from 1900 to 1905 according to the plans of Prof. Otto Intze from local broken stone material as gravity dam. At the time of completion, the Urft dam was the largest dam in Europe.

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    • June 24, 2019

  • Peter jetzt sehr oft mit Ecki

    Clearly visible. Right the jammed Urft. Left of the Rursee. Very rare that two reservoirs are separated by a wall and merge into each other.

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    • October 3, 2018

  • Doeppken

    Wonderful view of the Urftsee with water lilies

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    • September 5, 2017

  • Jo

    In every season a worthwhile view!

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    • April 8, 2018

  • Yvonne

    Beautiful scenery and great cafe right on the wall. Overflowing at the weekend as usual.

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    • October 21, 2017

  • Chris

    Great vantage point - but be careful where you step out - it is relatively steep downhill ⛰

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    • April 8, 2018

  • Peter_H_65 🐻

    Urfttalsperre - imposing structure in the Eifel National Park
    Erected from rubble stones and equipped with an arch towards the water, the Urfttalsperre was the highest dam in Europe for several years. The foundation stone for the dam was laid in 1900. The plans for the construction were provided by the civil engineer Otto Intze from Aachen. After five years of construction, the Urfttal reservoir filled with water behind the wall. The Urfttalsperre is an imposing structure in the Eifel National Park. At the top it is 226 m long and it rises 58 m above the foundation level. At the foot, the dam is 50.5 m wide, tapers towards the top, but is still six meters wide at the crown. After completion, the Urft Dam served as a future-oriented model in dam construction.

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    • June 11, 2019

  • Jo

    The Rursee is a real highlight in the Eifel. There are interesting paths on and around the lake vile.
    At the weekend it can be at Rurberg, Schwammenauel. the Urft dam and Einruhr can get a little fuller. But that goes quickly and there are wonderful views of the lake and the Eifel landscape.

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    • April 10, 2018

  • Eifel_Didi 🇩🇪

    Great view of the dam

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    • May 7, 2018

  • Abel

    This is a great spot to get an overview of the dam. It's a must-see spot. The season does not matter, I have been there in all four seasons and I never been disappointed.

    • July 3, 2019

  • Erse

    Great view of the dam.

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    • August 21, 2019

  • Wanderklaus

    Both the view from the small rest area above the dam and a walk over the dam are recommended.

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    • October 6, 2019

  • Rombea

    The Urttalsperre is the oldest dam in the Eifel and a popular destination. The dam wall was the largest structure in Europe at the time, has a length of 266 m and a height of 59 m. There is a nice excursion restaurant at the dam wall, which you can reach by boat, bus, car, bike or on foot. The Urftsee is also a very beautiful hiking area with a great path along the shore, which always offers a beautiful view of the Ordensburg Vogelsang.

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    • May 2, 2022

  • Karl-Heinz

    Great view of the dam with restaurant. Delicious pea soup

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    • September 26, 2019

  • Thorsten

    At the moment (November 2020) the dam is empty. The view of the dam is fantastic and somehow surreal.
    The autumn leaves of the forests provide a suitable setting.

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    • November 15, 2020

  • EifelFranke

    An impressive view of the dam from above.

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    • March 17, 2021

  • Chalien

    Great view when you walk over the urftdam.

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    • May 29, 2021

  • Chris

    Great panorama, always worth a day trip!

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    • April 29, 2018

  • Monique

    Many great views of the lake

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    • July 14, 2018

  • Monique

    Great place for a break 😊

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    • July 14, 2018

  • Olaf Lücke

    Many great views of the dam

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    • October 1, 2018

  • Andreas Pahl

    After a rather steep ascent, you have a particularly beautiful view of the Urft dam. There are also opportunities to take a short break here.

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    • May 3, 2021

  • Chalien

    So beautiful how this is made, and very nice to walk over this bridge / weir. What a view over the water.

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    • May 29, 2021


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Location: Einruhr, Aachen, Cologne District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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