Turm am Rückehaltebecken direkt an der Emscher

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Recommended by 60 out of 68 cyclists


  • Michael

    Duplicate of komoot.de/highlight/250876Flood retention basin Mengede / Castrop-Rauxel (HRB Mengede) with observation towerAlthough the flood retention basin Mengede / Castrop-Rauxel will once again be a major construction site for connecting the pools - it already seems more like a nature reserve than an actual technical facility. The pools fit well into the landscape, the greenery now offers a magnificent sight and the plant now attracts ornithologists to extensive observation expeditions. Although the lookout tower is apparently always locked, it offers a pleasant resting place at the foot of it, with some benches and views over the pools, which is now well accepted by walkers and cyclists.The flood protection system has developed into a breeding ground for numerous animal and especially bird species and is located in the protected landscape areas LSG Brueninghausen / LSG Emscherniederung between the nature conservation areas NSG Beerenbruch / NSG Mengeder Heide. The municipality of Mengede is already one of the most valuable areas of Dortmund from the point of view of landscape and nature conservation.

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    • May 9, 2018

  • Thorsten G

    in the immediate vicinity is the Emschertalhof, where there are delicious coffee and cake. Prices and staff are nice. A little further on you will find the rest of the Emscherkunst and the earpiece with explanations by Herbert Knebel. Very funny,
    Next to the Emschertalhof is in Holzwicke the Emscherquellhof and in Dinslaken the Emschermündungshof. I can recommend all

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    • May 8, 2018

  • Wedi

    Just a nice place between Ickern and Dortmund-Mengede.

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    • May 7, 2018

  • Gregor

    Visible from far away is the tower in the landscape. With the open staircase, it is both a work of art and a vantage point.
    Unfortunately the tower is not (anymore) accessible.
    However, the surrounding landscape also looks from the ground.

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    • November 16, 2018

  • Maik

    Relaxed route with the possibility to enjoy a bike at the snack bar directly on the Emscher cycle path. Not far from the observation tower.

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    • July 22, 2019

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


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