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Perlenbachtalsperre

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  • HeJi

    Here at the reservoir it is wonderfully quiet. In many places you have a beautiful view of the lake and the opposite side of the river.
    The Perlenbachtalsperre is located near Monschau in the Aachen region in North Rhine-Westphalia. On the west side of the lake is the federal highway 399, while on the east side of a hiking trail from the dam to the Höfener mill runs. The building dams the Perlenbach and serves the drinking water supply as well as the power generation by hydropower. The dam was completed in 1956 and is operated by the Wasserversorgungszweckverband Perlenbach.

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    • January 30, 2017

  • Jo

    The Perlenbachtalsperre is located near Monschau in the Aachen region in North Rhine-Westphalia.
    On the west side of the lake is the federal highway 399, while on the east side of a hiking trail from the dam to the Höfener mill runs.
    The building dams the Perlenbach. The water of the dam serves the drinking water supply as well as the power generation by hydropower.
    It was completed in 1956 and is operated by the Wasserversorgungszweckverband Perlenbach.

    Source: Wikipedia

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    • February 19, 2018

  • HeJi

    The Perlenbachtalsperre is located near Monschau in the Aachen region in North Rhine-Westphalia. On the west side of the lake is the federal highway 399, while on the east side of a hiking trail from the dam to the Höfener mill runs.

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    • January 30, 2017

  • Mike 🇪🇺

    Here you can really let the soul dangle. Very nice and very quiet.

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    • January 14, 2018

  • Jo

    Nice in every season!
    Green in spring, bright in summer, colorful in autumn and white in winter ...

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    • February 13, 2018

  • Sabine 🦁

    Small dam that supplies the surrounding villages. Beautifully embedded in the landscape. Can be committed at any time.

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    • October 29, 2019

  • Oliver🌍

    The dam can be easily reached from the "Dreistegen" hiking car park

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    • April 18, 2020

  • Ralf

    beautiful dam in the side valley of the Rur

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    • August 15, 2016

  • Melkay

    Really beautiful in every season ..... but autumn is especially beautiful with its colorful colors.

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    • October 7, 2017

  • Mike 🇪🇺

    This is a very nice track that you can also walk with the kids.

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    • January 14, 2018

  • Sandra

    The dam supplies 50,000 people with drinking water, in October 2018 there is only a trickle left.

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    • October 23, 2018

  • Silke mit Yuna & Yomi

    The water of the dam serves the drinking water supply as well as the power generation by hydropower.

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    • January 28, 2019

  • Helmut Bär

    Nice route to and away from the dam

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    • November 9, 2017

  • photalo_Andi

    The Perlenbachtalsperre near Monschau can be wandered around wonderfully and is part of various hiking routes (such as the monastery round) that lead past here.

    It serves for drinking water supply and power generation and was completed in 1956.

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    • May 16, 2019

  • Johannes

    Beautiful view of the Perlenbach dam

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    • July 14, 2019

  • Wanderklaus

    Another beautiful dam on the edge of the Eifelsteig.

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    • October 6, 2019

  • Simone N

    Very beautiful reservoir in the mountains near Monschau.

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    • January 31, 2020

  • R.Bungartz

    The Perlenbachtalsperre was built between 1953 and 1956 as a drinking water dam with a capacity of approx. 800,000 m³. The rock embankment dam has a length of approx. 120 meters and is 18 meters high.
    Since 2004 the dam has also been used to generate CO2-free energy. After three years of construction, a hydropower plant was put into operation that generates between 850,000 and 1.2 million kilowatt hours of electricity annually. In this way, around 300 households can be supplied with environmentally friendly electricity.
    Further interesting information is available here: eifelfuehrer.de/touristische-ziel/stauseen/perlenbachtalsperre

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    • April 19, 2020

  • Tim Fabian

    I am always happy to be there

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    • December 3, 2016

  • Peter_H_65 🐻

    The Perlenbach rises as a Schwalmbach in the High Fens. The source of the brook, which runs entirely in the Hohes Venn-Eifel Nature Park, is in the municipal area of Bütgenbach, four kilometers north of Rocherath-Krinkelt on the Elsenborn military training area at an altitude of around 600 m.
    The Schwalmbach flows to the west, changes its direction to the north after about four kilometers. After almost seven kilometers of flowing, it takes the Krockesbach from the right. The name changes, from here the stream is called Perlenbach. After another kilometer, the Jägersief flows from the right. The Perlenbach now marks the border between Belgium and Germany for half a kilometer. In Germany it flows through the nature reserves Perlenbach-Fuhrtsbachtal-Talsystem and Unteres Perlenbachtal with the rock formations of Teufelsley, Engelsley, Bromelsley and Pferdeley. The Perlenbach is dammed west of Höfen between river km 3.8 and 2.3 to the Perlenbachtalsperre.
    Finally, the Perlenbach reaches Monschau, where it flows into the Rur Maas tributary coming from the west at an altitude of around 420 m at river km 147.4.

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    • November 5, 2018

  • Outdoor Aixplorer

    Beautiful reservoir. very easy to reach.

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    • June 30, 2020

  • Sampada

    Nice viewpoint & spot to relax

    • July 2, 2020

  • Rappelinhio

    Mega accordingly with nice rest options👍

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    • August 29, 2020

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Location: Monschau, Aachen, Cologne District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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