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Urftstaumauer

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  • Moin Weite Welt (Markus)

    When the dam was built at the beginning of the 20th century, the Urftsee became the largest European reservoir. The artificial lake lies completely in the national park Eifel, in which in many places of nature again full free run is left. Directly at the dam there is a possibility to stop. A peculiarity for Germany is that the Rursee joins directly at the foot of the dam.

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    • November 2, 2016

  • Alex Bender

    The Urfttalsperre in the northern Eifel is a 58.5 m high, 226 m long and built from 1900 to 1905 dam in the southwestern part of the North Rhine-Westphalian district Euskirchen, which dammed the Urft to 2.16 km ² large Urft Reservoir.

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    • April 24, 2017

  • Frank

    From Rurberg it is a nice tour about 1.5 hours. And after the stop at the dam with the ship back again.

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    • May 24, 2015

  • Alex Bender

    Great view of the Urfttalsperre. In the restaurant on the wall you can eat and drink great.

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    • April 24, 2017

  • Sandra

    A successful destination and a rest on a hike.

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    • May 17, 2018

  • Jost

    Great view of the Urfttalsperre.

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    • November 28, 2016

  • Alex Bender

    Great view over the Rursee and the dam. On the wall you can eat and drink in the restaurant great.

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    • April 24, 2017

  • Gerd

    The Urfttalsperre in the northern Eifel is a 58.5 m high, 226 m long and built from 1900 to 1905 dam in the southwestern part of the North Rhine-Westphalian district Euskirchen, which dammed the Urft to 2.16 km ² Urft Reservoir (Urftsee).

    Its dam wall and the Urft reservoir, which at that time was the largest European reservoir, have been part of the Eifel-Rur water association since 1993.

    Source: Wikipedia

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    • February 27, 2017

  • Chris

    Absolutely worth seeing, one of the most beautiful viewpoints on the Rursee

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    • May 20, 2018

  • Monique

    Great view and a nice place for a little break 😊

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    • July 14, 2018

  • Neubauer

    The whole area around the castle Vogelgesang with its heights and deep cuts as well as the Dreiborn height and from May huge gorse shrub areas are worth a lasting experience. Every season is an eye-catcher. The path around the reservoir from Einruhr to stirring and back is fantastic.

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    • October 5, 2017

  • Peter_H_65 🐻

    With its impressive dam wall, the Urft dam is the oldest dam in the Eifel, and for a long time it was Europe's largest and highest dam. The structure is a curved gravity dam, its crowns are 324 meters above normal zero. It was built between 1900 and 1905 under the direction of the Aachen Professor Otto Intze and is considered the cradle of modern dam construction. In 1906, even Kaiser Wilhelm II visited the Urfttal dam in the Eifel.

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    • May 14, 2018

  • Jo

    A nice place to rest.
    Outside in summer - in front of the warm fireplace in winter.
    Always a nice stopover.
    I especially like the Steinfelder monastery beer and you don't get that on every corner ...

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    • January 3, 2018

  • Sandra

    Directly at the dam wall there is a nice trip restaurant. Here you can stäeken before the steep climb to Wollseifen and Vogelsang again.

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    • May 15, 2018

  • Sandra

    A great place for a stopover on the way to Wollseifen and Vogelsang.

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    • May 16, 2018

  • Peter jetzt sehr oft mit Ecki

    There is plenty of food on the dam wall. Below the dam, the boat returns to Einruhr and Rurberg.

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    • April 3, 2018

  • Peter_H_65 🐻

    Nice place for a rest. You can enjoy the excellent view of the forests of the Eifel National Park and the surrounding reservoirs.
    urftseemauer.de

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    • July 16, 2018

  • Roland

    The steep climb from the dam to the lookout point is worthwhile. From here you have the best view of the dam, the reservoir and the Urft.

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    • July 29, 2018

  • Thomas

    View and possibility to return to the dam wall

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    • April 28, 2015

  • Rainer Faymonville

    One of the most beautiful places on the Eifelsteig

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    • April 29, 2016

  • Monique

    Very nice view of the Urfttal dam 👌

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    • July 14, 2018

  • Jo

    The Urfttalsperre in the North Eifel is a 58.5 m high, 226 m long and from 1900 to 1905 built dam in the southwest part of the North Rhine-Westphalian district of Euskirchen, which damms the Urft to the 2.16 km² Urft reservoir (Urftsee).
    It was built from 1900 to 1905.
    Its dam and the Urftstausee, which was then the largest European reservoir, have been part of the Eifel-Rur Water Association since 1993.

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    • February 19, 2018

  • Rombea

    The Urttalsperre is the oldest dam in the Eifel and a popular destination. The dam wall was the largest structure in Europe at the time, has a length of 266 m and a height of 59 m. There is a nice excursion restaurant at the dam wall, which you can reach by boat, bus, car, bike or on foot. The Urftsee is also a very beautiful hiking area with a great path along the shore, which always offers a beautiful view of the Ordensburg Vogelsang.

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    • May 2, 2022

  • Eifel_Didi 🇩🇪

    Just above the dam you have a great view of the building.

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    • May 12, 2018


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