Werner Teiche

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  • Michael

    Harpener ponds (Bochum)In the footsteps of miningThe Harpener ponds - also called Werner ponds, are a combination of still waters, which are partly fed by the Harpen creek. This springs as Bövinghauser Bach in Dortmund and changes its name when overflowing the city boundary to Bochum. Located in the immediate vicinity of the hustle and bustle of the Ruhr-Park shopping center, the recreational potential of the Harpener ponds is surprising. Originally designed as a settlement oak of the Bochum mining industry, the ponds offer walkers, cyclists and joggers a little crowded oasis of peace and quiet. From this stands out only the feeding point of the mine water of the coal mine Robert-Müser with loud noise and bubbling, which is responsible for the milky cloudiness and at times for unpleasant smell of sulfur by the mineral-containing water. Seating for a break are available. At the Harpener ponds is also a wedding forest to find. A trail network developed from the west, the south and the north leads freely accessible through a special flora and fauna.

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    • 04/18/2018

  • Stephan

    The Harpener ponds, also called Werner ponds, are two still waters on the border between the Bochum districts Harpen and Werne near the Ruhr-Park shopping center. Originally designed as a sewage pond for mining, today they are a recreational area.The Harpener Bach feeds the two bodies of water. In addition, warm mineral-rich mine water of the former coal mine Robert Müser is introduced into them, resulting in a milky dull coloration and sometimes odor nuisance. The high chloride content (up to 40 grams per liter) and the constant 20 ° C temperature of the mine water favor a special fauna and flora at the discharge point. According to the European Water Framework Directive, waters must be returned to their natural state by 2015; The RAG, however, has a dispensation from the administrative district of Arnsberg and may continue until 2021.The northern pond is 230 meters wide and 180 meters long, the southern maximum 140 meters wide and 460 meters long. Between the two ponds a hiking trail leads to the former dump of the coal mine Robert Müser.Mallards, pond and bladder claws, grebes and swans are breeding around the pond. In addition, gray herons and flour and barn swallows can be observed. The city of Bochum has set up benches along the way and created the wedding forest.In 2009, the Bochum Botanical Association examined the biodiversity of the Harpen ponds and detected the red kite, the skylark and the antgrill on rare and remarkable animals as well as the sand sedge, the tuft carnation and the frog moss in the plants.

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    • 05/16/2017

  • Günther

    Werner ponds or even Harpener ponds are located in the immediate vicinity of the Ruhrpark in Bochum.
    There is a rich variety of plants and wildlife, eyes open.
    There are people in the Ruhr area who claim that the Harpener ponds belong to the Green Lucky varieties in the Ruhr area.

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    • 04/13/2018

  • Dietmar

    Here is worth a break, very nice to enjoy nature.

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    • 04/15/2018

  • Michael

    Harpener ponds (Bochum)In the footsteps of miningThe Harpener ponds - also called Werner ponds, are a combination of still waters, which are partly fed by the Harpen creek. This springs as Bövinghauser Bach in Dortmund and changes its name when overflowing the city boundary to Bochum. Located in the immediate vicinity of the hustle and bustle of the Ruhr-Park shopping center, the recreational potential of the Harpener ponds is surprising. Originally designed as a settlement oak of the Bochum mining industry, the ponds offer walkers, cyclists and joggers a little crowded oasis of peace and quiet. From this stands out only the feeding point of the mine water of the coal mine Robert-Müser with loud noise and bubbling, which is responsible for the milky cloudiness and at times for unpleasant smell of sulfur by the mineral-containing water. Seating for a break are available. At the Harpener ponds is also a wedding forest to find. A trail network developed from the west, the south and the north leads freely accessible through a special flora and fauna.

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    • 04/18/2018

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Location: Ruhr Region, Münster District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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