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Staumauer Diemelsee

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  • Anette

    The original task of the Diemel reservoir was - in connection with the Eder reservoir - the water balance of the Weser and the Mittelland Canal. This should improve the driving conditions for shipping on the Upper Weser. Since 1960 it has primarily been about balancing the Upper Weser.The dam wall, which was completed in 1924 and is around 42 meters high, and the power station building are now listed buildings. The view of the dam is impressive.In addition, the dam is one of the Sauerland soul places. It symbolizes the theme of "strength and power".

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    • April 8, 2021

  • Jake the hiker

    From the dam you have a beautiful view of Helminghausen

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    • April 4, 2020

  • WanderfeeRSG

    The dam is accessible by car. Viewed from the run-out pool, it is very impressive.

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    • April 5, 2020

  • dobermann

    In the cold February 2018, an "icebreaker" was used in front of the dam wall to keep the wall clear of the ice.

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    • February 28, 2018

  • Herbert

    Already impressive the hydropower. Tamed by man. Since "some" cubic meters of stones have been installed. From above, one becomes aware of the dimensions of the dam.

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    • November 1, 2019

  • Andreas K.

    From the dam you have a nice view in both directions. 👍

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    • November 20, 2019

  • Peter 😎

    The construction of the Diemelsee dam was decided in 1905 and started in 1912. Due to the First World War, the construction work had to be interrupted and could not be completed until 1924. You can hike, here you have a good view

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    • January 8, 2020

  • Ferienregion Diemelsee

    The imposing dam of the Diemelsee lies on the edge of the Sauerland. Nowadays the dam wall with its power station building is a listed building.In the past, the Diemeltalsperre had the task of using the Edertalsperre to deliver the feed water for the Mittellandkanal, which was pumped from the Weser into the Mittellandkanal, when the water flow in the Weser was low. In addition, the water released by the two dams at low tide in summer or autumn should improve the poor sailing conditions for shipping on the Oberweser. Since 1960, however, the fee has only been based primarily on the needs of shipping on the Oberweser.Today the dam is a tourist attraction.

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    • June 10, 2021

  • ROBERT, mit dem Rad & Hund durchs Land.

    The reservoir is traversed by the Diemel and fed by its tributary Itter. Its dam is about 500 m south of the village of Helminghausen (zu Marsberg). The only riverside village is Heringhausen (to Diemelsee) in the east. In addition to Marsberg, the next larger cities are Korbach (core city 15 km southeast; North Hesse) and Brilon (core city 11 km west-northwest; Westphalia), both of which are located outside the catchment area of the reservoir.
    The Diemelsee is located in a wooded low mountain range, the highest mountain of which is the Köpfchen (610.4 m above sea level; west of the Itterarm), directly on the reservoir. Immediately east-southeast of the dam rises the Eisenberg (594.6 m) and a few kilometers south of the Koppen reservoir (715.1 m).

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    • April 29, 2017

  • ROBERT, mit dem Rad & Hund durchs Land.

    The reservoir is traversed by the Diemel and fed by its tributary Itter. Its dam is about 500 m south of the village of Helminghausen (zu Marsberg). The only riverside village is Heringhausen (to Diemelsee) in the east. In addition to Marsberg, the next larger cities are Korbach (core city 15 km southeast; North Hesse) and Brilon (core city 11 km west-northwest; Westphalia), both of which are located outside the catchment area of the reservoir.
    The Diemelsee is located in a wooded low mountain range, the highest mountain of which is the Köpfchen (610.4 m above sea level; west of the Itterarm), directly on the reservoir. Immediately east-southeast of the dam rises the Eisenberg (594.6 m) and a few kilometers south of the Koppen reservoir (715.1 m).

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    • April 29, 2017

  • Yvonn❤

    The dam is very impressive and worth a visit!

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    • February 1, 2021

  • MᗩᖇIOᑎ 🌳

    The Diemel dam was built in 1924 and is embedded in the ridges of the Waldecker Upland and the Hochsauerland. It was built from barely weathered green stone (diabase), which was extracted just below the summit of the Eisenberg rising to the right of the dam.

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    • October 24, 2021

  • Anja

    Always impressive and when it comes to overflow every now and then, simply spectacular!!!

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    • January 15, 2022

  • 🌼 verdreht 🌼

    View from the dam on the Diemelsee

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    • August 4, 2021

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