Urftstaumauer

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Recommended by 311 out of 325 hikers

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  • 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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    • 02/11/2016

  • Jost

    Great view of the Urfttalsperre.

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    • 28/11/2016

  • 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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    • 24/04/2017

  • Büchi

    The Urft dam is located in an idyllic location in the Eifel National Park.

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    • 16/09/2017

  • 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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    • 24/05/2015

  • Thomas

    View and possibility to return to the dam wall

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    • 28/04/2015

  • Alex Bender

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

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    • 24/04/2017

  • Sandra

    A successful destination and a rest on a hike.

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    • 17/05/2018

  • Rainer Faymonville

    One of the most beautiful places on the Eifelsteig

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    • 29/04/2016

  • 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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    • 27/02/2017

  • 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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    • 24/04/2017

  • 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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    • 05/10/2017

  • Jo

    A nice place to rest.
    Outside in summer - in winter in front of the warm woodburning stove.
    Always a nice stopover.
    I especially like the Steinfelder-Klosterbier and that's not there on every corner ...

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    • 03/01/2018

  • Büchi

    A gigantic dam in the Eifel National Park.

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    • 19/02/2018

  • Chris

    Great views and great cookies for a break 🥪🍝🍻

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    • 08/04/2018

  • Chris

    Great location for a stopover - friendly staff - great views

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    • 08/04/2018

  • Dietmar

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

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    • 12/05/2018

  • 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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    • 14/05/2018

  • 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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    • 15/05/2018

  • Sandra

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

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    • 16/05/2018

  • Chris

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

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    • 20/05/2018

  • Chris

    Great view of the dam and the lake 👍🏻

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    • 10/06/2018

  • Monique

    Very nice view of the Urfttal dam 👌

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    • 14/07/2018

  • Monique

    Great view and a nice place for a little break 😊

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    • 14/07/2018


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Location: around Einruhr, Aachen, Cologne District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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