Bike Touring Highlight

Recommended by 219 out of 231 cyclists


  • Michael

    Flood retention basin Mengede / Castrop-Rauxel (HRB Mengede) with observation tower

    Although the flood retention basin Mengede / Castrop-Rauxel will once again be a major construction site for connecting the pools - it already looks more like a nature reserve than an actual technical facility. The pools fit well into the landscape, the greenery now offers a magnificent sight and the plant now attracts ornithologists to extensive observation expeditions. The lookout tower is apparently always locked, but at its base with some benches and views over the pools offers a pleasant place to rest, which is now popular with walkers and cyclists.

    The flood protection system has developed into a breeding ground for numerous animal and especially bird species and is located in the protected landscape areas LSG Brueninghausen / LSG Emscherniederung between the nature conservation areas NSG Beerenbruch / NSG Mengeder Heide. The municipality of Mengede is already one of the most valuable areas of Dortmund from the point of view of landscape and nature conservation.

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    • May 31, 2017

  • Mona

    Great scenery, great to drive, you do not realize that you are right between the cities.

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    • July 23, 2017

  • Günter Bertling

    On the one hand, this region is still partially a construction site. On the other hand, even for laymen like me, it is already easy to see what diversity there is in the settling flora and fauna.

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    • July 3, 2017

  • Dietmar

    A beautiful place in nature for a rest.

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    • June 10, 2017

  • Thorsten G

    Great environment. Information boards very good and very good information.

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    • April 15, 2018

  • Webby

    Good rest stop on the Emscher cycle path with lots of information and lots of nature

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    • May 24, 2019

  • Webby

    At the blue info-point there is a lot of information about this highlight (see photos).

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    • May 18, 2019

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Location: Ruhr Region, Münster District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


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