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Location: Detmold, Lippe, Detmold District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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  • Peter

    One of the most beautiful paths to the Donoper pond runs from the Hasselbach reservoir along the Hasselbach.

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    • January 16, 2020

  • The water of the Hasselbach was used industrially at the site of today's Hasselbach reservoir early on. The first industrial development goes back to the year 1565 when a flour mill was built. Later, various other mills, furniture and sawmills and a system for generating electricity were built in the entire Hasselbachtal, which was in operation until 1928. Where the Hasselbach Reservoir is today, a paper mill was built in 1674, which later became a furniture factory and, after being expanded several times, produced it until 1965. After the factory was leveled in 1981, the Hasselbach reservoir was created in its current form and opened to the public on May 2nd, 1982. The reservoir has a water surface of 1.3 ha with a volume of 13,000 m³.

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    • August 30, 2020

  • A nice place to relax

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    • March 27, 2017

  • The Hasselbach rises on the western edge of Hiddesen in the Donoperteich-Hiddeser Bent nature reserve at the foot of the 340 m high Kahler Ehberg as a Moorbach and initially flows in a westerly direction parallel to the L 938. After about 1 km the brook flows through the first reservoir, the crab pond. As it continues, the stream gradually turns north. After a few more 100 meters, the stream is dammed a second time and feeds the Donoperteich. After flowing through the pond, the Hasselbach continues curvy in its deeply incised stream bed to the north, parallel to the L 944 and is dammed a third time to the Hasselbach reservoir. For the last 3.5 km of its course, the brook continues to flow in a northerly direction in the Detmold district of Pivitsheide V. H. - northeast of the Meschesee - at an altitude of approx. 112 m above sea level. NN to flow into the Werre.

    An iron source from the Hasselbach springs was already set in the form of a stone vase at the beginning of the 17th century and developed into a health fountain. However, this was forgotten in the course of time. The spring near the Donoper pond can still be visited today. In addition to this, there are other sources in the Hasselbachtal that are quite rich in lime and are used to supply Detmold with drinking water (Wiki).

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    • September 17, 2017

  • Nice bridges over the inlet to the reservoir

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    • November 11, 2020

  • very beautiful landscape

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    • August 5, 2021

  • This place is part of an ecumenical pilgrimage: BENEDIKTWAY - "SEARCH FOR PEACE"
    Curious? There is more information here: institut-st-bonifatius.de/de/begegnung-angebote/Benediktsweg.php
    The spiritual impulse for this station can be found here: institut-st-bonifatius.de/de/begegnung-angebote/Benediktsweg_Station_10.php

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    • October 17, 2022

  • Beautiful nature and great lakes and great with dogs

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    • November 3, 2022

  • Small, beautiful reservoir right on the road. Is also a good start to hike through the wider area.

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    • January 30, 2022

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Location: Detmold, Lippe, Detmold District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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