Wasserturm "Lanstroper Ei"

Wasserturm "Lanstroper Ei"

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Recommended by 485 out of 523 cyclists


  • Michael

    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.

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    • June 10, 2017

  • Vokke

    Interesting industrial culture right on the bike path

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    • May 5, 2016

  • Golden Lady

    But it is still worth a detour.

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    • March 29, 2019

  • casterℹx (Rainer S.)

    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.

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    • September 24, 2016

  • Derda Von Dort

    I was surprised by the installation today (March 2019).
       However, as the tooth of time has clearly nibbled on the egg, it is necessary to remove the rust and to renew the paint.

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    • March 28, 2019

  • Der 100 % Radler

    A beautiful building from the past with a good view to the north on Lünen and Bergkamen z.Bei ..

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    • May 16, 2018

  • Lippe Radler 🚴🏼‍♂️

    A great track with a very good view over Dortmund.

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    • April 24, 2017

  • Heinz 🚴‍♂️ Sprinter

    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

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    • February 4, 2018

  • ROBERT, mit dem Rad & Hund durchs Land.

    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.

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    • October 1, 2015

  • Sven

    Nice, unfortunately could not visit because dilapidated

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    • August 7, 2018

  • Edwin

    looks great is being restored

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    • September 16, 2018

  • Edwin

    great water tower and nice bike path

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    • September 17, 2018


    Old water reservoir, is being restored consuming, for me a cultural monument

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    • September 21, 2018

  • Dietmar

    Belongs to the Route of Industrial Heritage

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    • May 17, 2017

  • Daniel


    • August 19, 2018

  • Peter Zerth

    Looks nice view over Lünen and surroundings

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    • February 4, 2018

  • Winhold

    Beautiful view of Lünen, in the background the power plant of Lünen.

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    • August 21, 2018

  • Edwin

    great view from up here

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    • September 16, 2018

  • det801

    A water tower that juts out of the landscape on the bike path

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    • May 1, 2017

  • Bettina 🌻

    The lanstroper egg is currently being rebuilt so that two walk-in terraces are to be built for the future. the view of the Lanstroper egg is free at the moment and the equipment has been dismantled.

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    • June 30, 2019

  • Dennis

    Not to forget the old brick factory. This was the template for the brickyard from the well-known book “The suburban crocodiles” by Max von der Grün, who also came from Lanstrop.

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    • June 1, 2020

  • Evinger Pottpurche

    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 :-)

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    • July 19, 2020

  • Dirk Dick

    it's just cult and you have a beautiful view.

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    • November 5, 2020

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