Bike Touring Highlight
The Pattberg heap is Panorama of the Route Industrial Heritage:
Among the younger dumps of the Ruhr district is the Pattberghalde. After the adjoining mine of the same name had been approved in the early 1960s, from 1964 to 1985, some 35 hectares of tailings were used to build up tailings. The highest point rises 64 meters above the ground.
In 1997, RAG handed over the heap to the Regionalverband Ruhr, which integrated it into the "Landschaftspark NiederRhein" in cooperation with the cities of Moers, Kamp-Lintfort, Neukirchen-Vluyn and Rheinberg. The planning of the park on the one hand provides an ecological treatment, i. Renaturation of streams, forest propagation, planting habitats, orchards and hedges, on the other hand, a recreation area with an environmentally friendly use of various recreational opportunities.
The heap is particularly popular with hang-gliders and model airplanes, even though the annual Dragon Festival has meanwhile migrated to the Halde Rheinpreußen. Who climbs the heap, which offers a wonderful view of the Lower Rhine landscape, but how much here and industry and traffic have shaped the space, remains not hidden.
The dumping of the heap by the mine began in 1962 and lasted over 20 years. The heap covers an area of 48 hectares and has a plateau about 75 meters high. There is a widely visible summit cross.
The Ruhrkohle AG had planned the mountain dump as a terraced table mountain. Even during the dumping of the heap, the concept of landscaping was implemented and a greening and renaturation was undertaken. Today the heap is part of the landscape park NiederRhein, the route of the industrial culture and center of the Niederrheinischen tree circle.
On the heap until 2007 regularly held a kite festival. After a year's break, the organizers relocated the kite festival in 2009 to the Halde Rheinpreußen.
A concept developed jointly by the city of Moers and the Regionalverband Ruhr (RVR) provides for the future of the Pattberg waste heap as a mysterious dragon mountain. In October 2010, however, plans were announced to build on the heap Pattberg wind turbines. In a statement, the city of Kamp-Lintfort rejected the construction of the wind turbine in November 2012. However, the licensing authority is the district of Wesel.
Since the beginning of the 1980s, radio amateurs have been using the exposed position of the heap of land for fieldday competitions on shortwave and ultra-shortwave. With only five watts of transmission power on shortwave, worldwide wireless connections to Argentina, the USA, Canada, Japan, Australia and the Neumayer 3 research station in the Antarctic and to the international space station ISS are produced here. The dump Pattberg has the mining activity number DL118 in the project mining and amateur radio.
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