Bike Touring Highlight
The Koepchenwerk is one of the first two pumped-storage power plants in Germany to be realized at the same time.
October 12, 2014
Impressive monument. RWE wanted to demolish it, but now it is under protection.
April 28, 2018
Very nice bike paths separated in part separately from pedestrians
April 29, 2019
Sports facility for cyclists and joggers. Meeting point for motorcyclists. Good rest stop at the weir.
October 1, 2018
A sight, if you drive with the bicycle through the Ruhr along!
September 19, 2018
The Koepchenwerk is a pumped storage power plant and is now an industrial monument. In 1930 the old plant was commissioned as the second German pumped storage power plant and supplied electricity until 1994. The new plant has been in operation since 1989.
The principle is simple: when there is a high demand for electricity in Germany, water flows at high pressure from the reservoir above through the power plant turbines and drives them. When electricity demand is low (especially at night), water is pumped up from the Hengsteysee in order to refill the reservoir.
The Koepchenwerk is part of the Industrial Culture Route.
September 19, 2018
At the weir: Very good gastro-operation. Summer day beer garden. Tasty steaks. :)
November 25, 2018
The Koepchenwerk, named after its planner Arthur Koepchenwerk, went into operation in 1930 as one of the first two pumped storage power plants in Germany. It had an output of 153 MW, and is now an industrial monument.
June 10, 2019
The old pump storage plant today is a museum in there
August 15, 2020
Always worth going here, great bike course and many sights!
August 25, 2020
Along the bike path, there are plenty of benches and seating from which you can see the power plant well.
August 19, 2020
The Koepchenwerk is a pumped storage power plant and is now an industrial monument with a museum
very nice destination
August 16, 2020
A very nice industrial monument. The pipes could use a corrosion paint :-)
August 28, 2020
Here is the information about the Koepchenwerk on Wikipedia: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koepchenwerk
October 19, 2020
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