Diepental Talsperre

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  • Thomas

    A dam that is still privately owned by the Halbach family, but is publicly accessible. It is also an important recreational area in the border area of ​​the cities Leverkusen, Leichlingen and Burscheid.

    Many hiking trails lead through the beautiful Diepental, also well suited for Nordic walking and cycling and thus offer recreation in a beautiful natural landscape.
    In addition, fishing, pedal boats and mini golf are offered.

    The Waldquell outdoor pool provides for the appropriate cooling and for hunger the farmhouse parlor with beer garden, the Café Platzhirsch and a kiosk are available.

    Arrival by public transport:
    From Cologne main station to Opladen with the RB National Express direction Wuppertal-Oberbarmen
    (Bicycle transport limited limited) to Opladen station
    Opladen station, Leverkusen by bus 240 direction: Hilgen Witzheldener Str., Burscheid (Rheinland)
    Station Pattscheid station, Leverkusen
    Footpath 12 min. 42799 Leichlingen (Rhineland), dam Diepental

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    • June 12, 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

    From the dam you have a nice view. The dam was built only for power generation and is now part of a recreational area, the Diepental. Gastronomy, miniature golf, the Waldquell swimming pool, rowing and paddle boat rental as well as some Nordic walking trails and hiking trails round off the recreational area.

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    • April 15, 2016

  • daha

    The Diepentaler dam (also Halbachtalsperre), a backwater of the Murbach, lies in the border area of ​​the cities Leverkusen / Pattscheid, Leichlingen (Rhineland) and Burscheid and forms the center of the popular recreational area Diepental (inn, cottages, mini golf, fishing).It consists of a Vorsperre and a main barrier which are separated by a road embankment. It was built in the years 1902 to 1908 by August Halbach. The dam was built only to generate electricity and is now part of a recreational area. The grounds of the area and the reservoir itself are still privately owned by the Halbach family, but are publicly accessible.(Source: Wikipedia)

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    • May 9, 2018

  • Chris

    Thepentaler dam
    The Diepentaler dam (also Halbachtalsperre), a backwater of the Murbach, lies in the border area of ​​the cities Leverkusen / Pattscheid, Leichlingen (Rhineland) and Burscheid and forms the center of the popular recreational area Diepental (inn, cottages, mini golf, fishing).
    It consists of a Vorsperre and a main barrier which are separated by a road embankment. It was built in the years 1902 to 1908 by August Halbach. The dam was built only to generate electricity and is now part of a recreational area. The grounds of the area and the reservoir itself are still privately owned by the Halbach family, but are publicly accessible.
    The reservoir flooded the seat of the Knights of Diepental, whose descendants named Katterbach were known by the novel Die Stiftsfräulein (another title: A dark act) by Levin Schücking and Annette von Droste-Hülshoff.
    The dam, an earth dam, has a height of about 10 m, a crown length of 100 m, a crown height of 106 meters and a max. The reservoir is 104.70 m above sea level, and the reservoir has an area of ​​9 hectares and a capacity of 0.4 (or 0.7) million cubic meters.
    Due to heavy rainfall in January 2011, there were floods in the region, as a result of which the dam could no longer grasp the water masses. This meant that the district government of Cologne had a lowering of the water level. In July 2016, the Wupperverband announced plans to demolish the dam and restore the Murbach, as the cost of maintenance could not be met by the private operator and the renaturation would be significantly funded by the EU.
    Source: Wikipedia

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    • June 23, 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

  • Cloudy

    Nice view from the dam

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    • October 15, 2014

  • daha

    The Diepentaler dam (also Halbachtalsperre), a backwater of the Murbach, lies in the border area of ​​the cities Leverkusen / Pattscheid, Leichlingen (Rhineland) and Burscheid and forms the center of the popular recreational area Diepental (inn, cottages, mini golf, fishing).It consists of a Vorsperre and a main barrier which are separated by a road embankment. It was built in the years 1902 to 1908 by August Halbach. The dam was built only to generate electricity and is now part of a recreational area. The grounds of the area and the reservoir itself are still privately owned by the Halbach family, but are publicly accessible.(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

  • BroOklyn

    Nice way to go for a walk

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    • June 18, 2018

  • Chris

    Thepentaler dam
    The Diepentaler dam (also Halbachtalsperre), a backwater of the Murbach, lies in the border area of ​​the cities Leverkusen / Pattscheid, Leichlingen (Rhineland) and Burscheid and forms the center of the popular recreational area Diepental (inn, cottages, mini golf, fishing).
    It consists of a Vorsperre and a main barrier which are separated by a road embankment. It was built in the years 1902 to 1908 by August Halbach. The dam was built only to generate electricity and is now part of a recreational area. The grounds of the area and the reservoir itself are still privately owned by the Halbach family, but are publicly accessible.
    The reservoir flooded the seat of the Knights of Diepental, whose descendants named Katterbach were known by the novel Die Stiftsfräulein (another title: A dark act) by Levin Schücking and Annette von Droste-Hülshoff.
    The dam, an earth dam, has a height of about 10 m, a crown length of 100 m, a crown height of 106 meters and a max. The reservoir is 104.70 m above sea level, and the reservoir has an area of ​​9 hectares and a capacity of 0.4 (or 0.7) million cubic meters.
    Due to heavy rainfall in January 2011, there were floods in the region, as a result of which the dam could no longer grasp the water masses. This meant that the district government of Cologne had a lowering of the water level. In July 2016, the Wupperverband announced plans to demolish the dam and restore the Murbach, as the cost of maintenance could not be met by the private operator and the renaturation would be significantly funded by the EU.
    Source: Wikipedia

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    • June 23, 2018

  • Chris

    Thepentaler dam
    The Diepentaler dam (also Halbachtalsperre), a backwater of the Murbach, lies in the border area of ​​the cities Leverkusen / Pattscheid, Leichlingen (Rhineland) and Burscheid and forms the center of the popular recreational area Diepental (inn, cottages, mini golf, fishing).
    It consists of a Vorsperre and a main barrier which are separated by a road embankment. It was built in the years 1902 to 1908 by August Halbach. The dam was built only to generate electricity and is now part of a recreational area. The grounds of the area and the reservoir itself are still privately owned by the Halbach family, but are publicly accessible.
    The reservoir flooded the seat of the Knights of Diepental, whose descendants named Katterbach were known by the novel Die Stiftsfräulein (another title: A dark act) by Levin Schücking and Annette von Droste-Hülshoff.
    The dam, an earth dam, has a height of about 10 m, a crown length of 100 m, a crown height of 106 meters and a max. The reservoir is 104.70 m above sea level, and the reservoir has an area of ​​9 hectares and a capacity of 0.4 (or 0.7) million cubic meters.
    Due to heavy rainfall in January 2011, there were floods in the region, as a result of which the dam could no longer grasp the water masses. This meant that the district government of Cologne had a lowering of the water level. In July 2016, the Wupperverband announced plans to demolish the dam and restore the Murbach, as the cost of maintenance could not be met by the private operator and the renaturation would be significantly funded by the EU.
    Source: Wikipedia

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    • June 23, 2018

  • Chris

    Thepentaler dam
    The Diepentaler dam (also Halbachtalsperre), a backwater of the Murbach, lies in the border area of ​​the cities Leverkusen / Pattscheid, Leichlingen (Rhineland) and Burscheid and forms the center of the popular recreational area Diepental (inn, cottages, mini golf, fishing).
    It consists of a Vorsperre and a main barrier which are separated by a road embankment. It was built in the years 1902 to 1908 by August Halbach. The dam was built only to generate electricity and is now part of a recreational area. The grounds of the area and the reservoir itself are still privately owned by the Halbach family, but are publicly accessible.
    The reservoir flooded the seat of the Knights of Diepental, whose descendants named Katterbach were known by the novel Die Stiftsfräulein (another title: A dark act) by Levin Schücking and Annette von Droste-Hülshoff.
    The dam, an earth dam, has a height of about 10 m, a crown length of 100 m, a crown height of 106 meters and a max. The reservoir is 104.70 m above sea level, and the reservoir has an area of ​​9 hectares and a capacity of 0.4 (or 0.7) million cubic meters.
    Due to heavy rainfall in January 2011, there were floods in the region, as a result of which the dam could no longer grasp the water masses. This meant that the district government of Cologne had a lowering of the water level. In July 2016, the Wupperverband announced plans to demolish the dam and restore the Murbach, as the cost of maintenance could not be met 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

    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

  • Franz

    On the hike through the Weltersbachtal I took a break with my hiking group Hier. Great area.

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    • January 30, 2019

  • BroOklyn

    Nice place to stay

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    • June 21, 2018

  • Andreas Meyer

    If the restaurant is open you can take a break here
    Here you will find the X30 SGV trail

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    • March 30, 2018

  • BroOklyn

    Fish eggs in flight.

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    • June 17, 2018

  • BroOklyn

    Relaxed route for a walk

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    • June 18, 2018

  • BroOklyn

    Nice way to go for a walk

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    • June 19, 2018

  • daha

    The Diepentaler dam (also Halbachtalsperre), a backwater of the Murbach, lies in the border area of ​​the cities Leverkusen / Pattscheid, Leichlingen (Rhineland) and Burscheid and forms the center of the popular recreational area Diepental (inn, cottages, mini golf, fishing). It consists of a Vorsperre and a main barrier which are separated by a road embankment. It was built in the years 1902 to 1908 by August Halbach. The dam was built only to generate electricity and is now part of a recreational area. The grounds of the area and the reservoir itself are still privately owned by the Halbach family, but are publicly accessible.
    (Source: Wikipedia)

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    • July 1, 2018

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Location: Leichlingen (Rhld.), Rheinisch-Bergischer Kreis, Bergisches Land, Cologne District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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