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Diepental Talsperre

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  • Thomas

    There is a beautiful view from the dam. The dam was built to generate electricity and is now part of a local recreation area called Diepental. Gastronomy, mini golf, the Waldquell outdoor pool, rowing and pedal boat rentals and some Nordic walking routes and hiking trails complete the recreation area.

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    • April 15, 2016

  • Silvia

    The future of the Diepentalsperre remains in the dark. Lea Becker has not given up hope yet: "Maybe something's going on in the background, which we do not even know, I hope so." In any case, she can not imagine that a recreational area like Diepental is not worth the effort The financing is probably being fought for, because there are no subsidies for restoration measures - not for flood protection. "This is the duty of the cities," explains Reinhard Beck. And Burscheid, Leichlingen and Leverkusen do not belong to the rich cities.

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    • March 6, 2017

  • Thomas

    A dam that is still privately owned by the Halbach family, but is open to the public. Today it is also an important local recreation area in the border area of the cities of Leverkusen, Leichlingen and Burscheid.

    Many hiking trails lead through the beautiful Diepental, also well suited for Nordic walking and cyclists and thus offer relaxation in a beautiful natural landscape. Fishing, pedal boat rental and mini golf are also available.

    The Waldquell outdoor pool provides the appropriate cooling and if you are hungry there is a farmhouse parlor with a beer garden, the Café Platzhirsch and a kiosk.

    Arriving by public transport:
    From Cologne Hbf to Opladen with the RB National Express in the direction of Wuppertal-Oberbarmen
    (Limited bicycle transport possible) to Opladen train station
    Opladen train station, Leverkusen by bus 240 direction: Hilgen Witzheldener Str., Burscheid (Rhineland)
    Stop Pattscheid station, Leverkusen
    12 min. 42799 Leichlingen (Rhineland), dam Diepental

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    • June 12, 2016

  • daha

    The Diepentaler Talsperre (also Halbachtalsperre), an impoundment of the Murbach, is located in the border area of the cities of Leverkusen / Pattscheid, Leichlingen (Rhineland) and Burscheid and forms the center of the popular local recreation area Diepental (restaurant, holiday homes, mini golf, fishing).

    It consists of a pre-barrier and a main barrier which are separated from each other by a road embankment. It was built by August Halbach between 1902 and 1908. The dam was built only to generate electricity and is now part of a local recreation area. The site of the area and the reservoir itself are still privately owned by the Halbach family, but are open to the public.

    (Source: Wikipedia)

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    • May 9, 2018

  • Hans-Jürgen

    Meanwhile, unfortunately, a part of the water was drained, so that there is no pedal boat rental more. The hiking opportunities, but also all other activities around the reservoir are not affected.

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    • September 11, 2016

  • Chris B. 🇺🇦

    Diepentaler dam
    The Diepentaler Talsperre (also Halbachtalsperre), an impoundment of the Murbach, is located in the border area of the cities of Leverkusen / Pattscheid, Leichlingen (Rhineland) and Burscheid and forms the center of the popular local recreation area Diepental (restaurant, holiday homes, mini golf, fishing).
    It consists of a pre-barrier and a main barrier which are separated from each other by a road embankment. It was built by August Halbach between 1902 and 1908. The dam was built only to generate electricity and is now part of a local recreation area. The site of the area and the reservoir itself are still privately owned by the Halbach family, but are open to the public.
    The reservoir flooded the seat of the Knights of Diepental, whose descendants named Katterbach became known through the novella Das Stiftsfräulein (other title: A dark act) by Levin Schücking and Annette von Droste-Hülshoff.
    The dam, an earth dam, has a construction height of approx. 10 m, a crown length of 100 m, a crown height of 106 m above sea level and a maximum storage height of 104.70 m above sea level, and the reservoir has an area of 9 hectares and a volume of 0.4 (or 0.7) million cubic meters.
    Due to heavy rains in January 2011, the region flooded, which meant that the dam could no longer contain the water masses. As a result, the Cologne district government ordered the water level to be lowered. In July 2016 the Wupperverband announced that the dismantling of the dam and the renaturation of the Murbach were planned, as the costs for the maintenance could not be covered by the private operator and the renaturation would be significantly funded by the EU.
    Source: Wikipedia

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    • June 23, 2018

  • Franz

    With my hiking group I have taken a break at this small reservoir. A wonderful area. Swans were swimming on the water. We followed the promenade along the dam towards "Wietsche Mühle".

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    • January 30, 2019

  • daha

    The Diepentaler Talsperre (also Halbachtalsperre), an impoundment of the Murbach, is located in the border area of the cities of Leverkusen / Pattscheid, Leichlingen (Rhineland) and Burscheid and forms the center of the popular local recreation area Diepental (restaurant, holiday homes, mini golf, fishing).

    It consists of a pre-barrier and a main barrier which are separated from each other by a road embankment. It was built by August Halbach between 1902 and 1908. The dam was built only to generate electricity and is now part of a local recreation area. The site of the area and the reservoir itself are still privately owned by the Halbach family, but are open to the public.

    (Source: Wikipedia)

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    • May 6, 2018

  • Niels Lauenroth 🇺🇦 🇩🇪

    At the moment, some of the water is toxic green.

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    • September 24, 2018

  • Andreas Meyer

    If the restaurant is open you can take a break here
    Here you meet the X30 SGV hiking trail

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    • March 30, 2018

  • Sandra Schwabach

    From here there are a number of hiking trails to explore. Large parking lot on both sides of the "dam"

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    • February 21, 2021

  • Cloudy

    Nice view from the dam

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    • October 15, 2014

  • Chris B. 🇺🇦

    Diepentaler dam
    The Diepentaler Talsperre (also Halbachtalsperre), an impoundment of the Murbach, is located in the border area of the cities of Leverkusen / Pattscheid, Leichlingen (Rhineland) and Burscheid and forms the center of the popular local recreation area Diepental (restaurant, holiday homes, mini golf, fishing).
    It consists of a pre-barrier and a main barrier which are separated from each other by a road embankment. It was built by August Halbach between 1902 and 1908. The dam was built only to generate electricity and is now part of a local recreation area. The site of the area and the reservoir itself are still privately owned by the Halbach family, but are open to the public.
    The reservoir flooded the seat of the Knights of Diepental, whose descendants named Katterbach became known through the novella Das Stiftsfräulein (other title: A dark act) by Levin Schücking and Annette von Droste-Hülshoff.
    The dam, an earth dam, has a construction height of approx. 10 m, a crown length of 100 m, a crown height of 106 m above sea level and a maximum storage height of 104.70 m above sea level, and the reservoir has an area of 9 hectares and a volume of 0.4 (or 0.7) million cubic meters.
    Due to heavy rains in January 2011, the region flooded, which meant that the dam could no longer contain the water masses. As a result, the Cologne district government ordered the water level to be lowered. In July 2016 the Wupperverband announced that the dismantling of the dam and the renaturation of the Murbach were planned, as the costs for the maintenance could not be covered by the private operator and the renaturation would be significantly funded by the EU.
    Source: Wikipedia

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    • June 23, 2018

  • Pascal Kurschildgen

    A really great atmosphere and great nature. You will find a gem of rest and relaxation.

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    • May 17, 2020

  • Chris B. 🇺🇦

    Diepentaler dam
    The Diepentaler Talsperre (also Halbachtalsperre), an impoundment of the Murbach, is located in the border area of the cities of Leverkusen / Pattscheid, Leichlingen (Rhineland) and Burscheid and forms the center of the popular local recreation area Diepental (restaurant, holiday homes, mini golf, fishing).
    It consists of a pre-barrier and a main barrier which are separated from each other by a road embankment. It was built by August Halbach between 1902 and 1908. The dam was built only to generate electricity and is now part of a local recreation area. The site of the area and the reservoir itself are still privately owned by the Halbach family, but are open to the public.
    The reservoir flooded the seat of the Knights of Diepental, whose descendants named Katterbach became known through the novella Das Stiftsfräulein (other title: A dark act) by Levin Schücking and Annette von Droste-Hülshoff.
    The dam, an earth dam, has a construction height of approx. 10 m, a crown length of 100 m, a crown height of 106 m above sea level and a maximum storage height of 104.70 m above sea level, and the reservoir has an area of 9 hectares and a volume of 0.4 (or 0.7) million cubic meters.
    Due to heavy rains in January 2011, the region flooded, which meant that the dam could no longer contain the water masses. As a result, the Cologne district government ordered the water level to be lowered. In July 2016 the Wupperverband announced that the dismantling of the dam and the renaturation of the Murbach were planned, as the costs for the maintenance could not be covered by the private operator and the renaturation would be significantly funded by the EU.
    Source: Wikipedia

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    • June 23, 2018

  • Chris B. 🇺🇦

    Diepentaler dam
    The Diepentaler Talsperre (also Halbachtalsperre), an impoundment of the Murbach, is located in the border area of the cities of Leverkusen / Pattscheid, Leichlingen (Rhineland) and Burscheid and forms the center of the popular local recreation area Diepental (restaurant, holiday homes, mini golf, fishing).
    It consists of a pre-barrier and a main barrier which are separated from each other by a road embankment. It was built by August Halbach between 1902 and 1908. The dam was built only to generate electricity and is now part of a local recreation area. The site of the area and the reservoir itself are still privately owned by the Halbach family, but are open to the public.
    The reservoir flooded the seat of the Knights of Diepental, whose descendants named Katterbach became known through the novella Das Stiftsfräulein (other title: A dark act) by Levin Schücking and Annette von Droste-Hülshoff.
    The dam, an earth dam, has a construction height of approx. 10 m, a crown length of 100 m, a crown height of 106 m above sea level and a maximum storage height of 104.70 m above sea level, and the reservoir has an area of 9 hectares and a volume of 0.4 (or 0.7) million cubic meters.
    Due to heavy rains in January 2011, the region flooded, which meant that the dam could no longer contain the water masses. As a result, the Cologne district government ordered the water level to be lowered. In July 2016 the Wupperverband announced that the dismantling of the dam and the renaturation of the Murbach were planned, as the costs for the maintenance could not be covered by the private operator and the renaturation would be significantly funded by the EU.
    Source: Wikipedia

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    • June 23, 2018

  • Niels Lauenroth 🇺🇦 🇩🇪

    At the moment, some of the water is toxic green.

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    • September 24, 2018

  • Franz

    A hotel with 80 beds, a wellness facility and maybe also seasonal markets and cultural events. This is how it should look in the future in the local recreation area at the Diepentalsperre.
    The guiding principle for the redesign of the site is: Bringing a piece of jewelery back to its former glory, according to a spokesman for the planning office.

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    • March 24, 2021

  • BroOklyn

    Nice place to stay

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    • June 21, 2018

  • Andrea 🌄🥾🎒

    The dam is currently almost empty. Not a pretty sight.

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    • April 21, 2022

  • daha

    The Diepentaler Talsperre (also Halbachtalsperre), an impoundment of the Murbach, is located in the border area of the cities of Leverkusen / Pattscheid, Leichlingen (Rhineland) and Burscheid and forms the center of the popular local recreation area Diepental (restaurant, holiday homes, mini golf, fishing) Pre-barrier and a main barrier which are separated from each other by a road embankment. It was built by August Halbach between 1902 and 1908. The dam was built only to generate electricity and is now part of a local recreation area. The site of the area and the reservoir itself are still privately owned by the Halbach family, but are open to the public.
    (Source: Wikipedia)

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    • July 1, 2018

  • Till + Co.

    Really a real highlight in this region! :)

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    • February 5, 2022

  • BroOklyn

    Nice way to go for a walk

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    • June 18, 2018

  • BroOklyn

    Fish eggs in flight.

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    • June 17, 2018


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