Pionierquelle 💧

Pionierquelle 💧

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Recommended by 194 out of 209 hikers


  • Nieres

    The pioneer spring was created in 1940 by a pioneer unit of the Wehrmacht. The soldiers bordered a watercourse along a ditch with their structure and gave the spring their name. In the post-war period and afterwards, the spring was used by Aacheners for washing and also as a drinking water point. It was destroyed in the mid-1950s and completely dried up in 1965. At the beginning of the 1970s, the Aachen Reservists' Working Group on the Navy restored the spring structure.
    Aachen residents can be happy: The popular pioneer spring in the Aachen forest is bubbling again. In recent years, less and less water has flowed through the outlet of the spring, the inflow even threatened to dry up completely. During the repair work it became clear why the water flowed more and more sparsely: a tree root had grown into the pipeline and looked like a plug. The actual spring is located about 250 meters from the water outlet. Since the routing of the line had not yet been properly documented, the forest administration first researched in archives. As part of the renovation work, the supply line to the tap was then milled and flushed. In addition, three inspection shafts were built into the existing structure.

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    • November 9, 2020

  • Monique

    Nice quiet place übrigen A playground is also there by the way.

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    • May 20, 2018

  • Chris

    Nice to have seen, many seating options and a great place for a rest.

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    • May 20, 2018

  • Rolf Deppe

    Collect Esskazzania in late summer or early autumn

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    • May 16, 2019

  • Stephanie

    Unfortunately (officially) no drinking water, the spring still offers refreshment and relaxation.
    In the outlet there is an Archimedean screw that turns the water up into a trough. Great for the kids to play with!

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    • February 16, 2021

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Location: North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


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