Bike Touring Highlight
The Lanstroper egg is definitely worth a visit. Nearby is the Lanstroper lake. The mountain sinking water is eponymous for the surrounding nature reserve and is located on the Hienbergwald which is also worth a visit. Also nearby and worth a visit is the (former) landfill Grevel. The quartet is looking forward to an extended trip to the extreme northeast of Dortmund.
June 10, 2017
The Lanstroper egg is a water tower with steel K-frame and a steel container, since 1981 already as a water tower without filling and out of service.
This tower is visible on a hill south of the A 2 motorway in the northeast of Dortmund, in the district Lanstrop. The nickname is derived from this location and the shape of the steel container, although the tower is actually in the district of Grevel and the container is not egg-shaped in the true sense.
September 24, 2016
In 2015, the city council of Dortmund decided to rehabilitate the Lanstroper egg.
The first phase of the renovation is planned in the list of measures for 2018.
The steel construction and corrosion protection works on the water tower have been tendered out in the meantime. The investment costs have to be adjusted to approximately € 1.2 million. The rehabilitation of the Lanstroper egg in Grevel can now begin with the first phase of construction.Source: DORTMUND 24
February 4, 2018
The Dortmund steel construction company Aug. Klönne built the water tower between 1904 and 1905 on behalf of the gas and water works of the city of Unna. Due to the high water consumption of the surrounding coal mines Gneisenau, Prussia, Scharnhorst and Minister Achenbach, the water supply could not be ensured without such a high tank. He also served the water supply of the Dortmund districts Derne, Lanstrop, Mengede and Lünener district Brambauer.
October 1, 2015
Water tower is currently being restored. in the vicinity there is a nice view not only towards Dortmund. Lanstroper See is in the valley to the north and it is not far to Horstmarer See and connection to the Sesekeradweg towards Hamm and further east on the Werseradweg to Rheda-Wiedenbrück, if you like :-)
July 19, 2020
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