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Grubenwasserauslass ehemalige Zeche Robert Müser (Bochum)

Grubenwasserauslass ehemalige Zeche Robert Müser (Bochum)

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  • Michael

    Harpener ponds (Bochum)
    Mine water outlet former colliery Robert Müser

    In the footsteps of mining

    The 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 tranquility. From this only the point of entry of the mine water of the coal mine Robert Müser stands out 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. A wedding forest can also be found at the Harpener ponds. A network of trails opened from the west, south and north leads freely accessible through a special flora and fauna.

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    • April 18, 2018

  • Michael

    Mine water outlet former colliery Robert Müser
    Harpener ponds (Bochum)

    In the footsteps of mining

    The 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 tranquility. From this only the point of entry of the mine water of the coal mine Robert Müser stands out 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. A wedding forest can also be found at the Harpener ponds. A network of trails opened from the west, south and north leads freely accessible through a special flora and fauna.

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    • April 18, 2018

  • Heinz 🚴‍♂️ Sprinter

    At this point, the mining company RAG allows mine water to flow into the ponds, which then dilutes more and more and makes its way across the Harpener stream to the Ruhr. This is done so that it does not continue to flow underground and endanger the still active mining industry. From the tunnels of the former coal mine Robert Müser it is pumped from about 600 meters. Before the rainwater collects deep underground, it has passed through several mineral-containing rock layers. Therefore, the mine water is not only salt but also sulfur-containing - the reason for the unpleasant, but harmless smell. The pumping out of mine water is one of the so-called eternity tasks of mining. 10 million cubic meters of mine water are extracted annually at this location alone. But since 2012, this method is no longer just a necessity. The mine water now produces environmentally friendly heat.

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    • February 5, 2018

  • Stephan

    Highlight or not, that's the question. In any case, it is worth seeing how the water bubbles and makes the pond lime-white. It was not worth a visit during our visit.

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    • May 16, 2017

  • Stephan

    Slightly sulphurous odor, but not so bad on my visit. Great colors for that!

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    • January 15, 2018

  • Atze (Roland H.)

    The "blue lagoon" looks really nice!
    But the bluish mine water does not smell really good! ;-)

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    • April 19, 2019

  • Rui

    Blue Lagoon But it stinks!

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    • August 27, 2019

  • Bogi

    The legacy of mining in the Ruhr area, not great but necessary.

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    • May 21, 2020

  • Hiffo

    The inflow goes directly into the Harpener ponds.

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    • December 18, 2020

  • Atze (Roland H.)

    The "blue lagoon" looks really very nice, but stinks to heaven.
    The reason is the pit water that is pumped out here.
    Some have already explained why it stinks. ;-)

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    • April 25, 2021

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