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.
June 11, 2019
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.
April 10, 2018
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.
May 2, 2022
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