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Möhneaue - Möhne Floodplain near Völlinghausen

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  • Auwald an der Möhne
    / Auwald an der Möhne
    Photo: Natalia Jaworski, Arbeitsgemeinschaft Biologischer Umweltschutz im Kreis Soest e.V
  • / Karte Möhnesee
    Photo: Natalia Jaworski, Arbeitsgemeinschaft Biologischer Umweltschutz im Kreis Soest e.V
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The lake is located on the edge of the Arnsberg Forest between the Westphalian lowlands, the Haarstrang hills and the Sauerland and is thus on the main migration path of many waterbirds.

Between 1908 and 1913, the Möhne dam was built in Günne. This created the Möhne Reservoir, whose main task is to provide water for the industrial area of the Ruhr.

Lake Möhne is a European bird sanctuary.

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Distance 2.7 km
0:45 h
20 m
20 m
226 m
211 m
In the easternmost corner, the River Möhne flows into the lake. This area is referred to as the Möhne Floodplain and is part of the Möhne Valley nature reserve. Within just a small area, a large variety of habitats has developed; different sized streams and ponds alternate with riparian forests. These are home to White and Crack Willows, Black Alder and rare flowering plants such as Cowslip, Yellow Star-of-Bethlehem and Marsh Marigold. Several species of woodpecker can be heard drumming in the forests. At the water, Kingfisher and Dippers find well-sheltered nesting sites.
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Natalia Jaworski
Update: September 07, 2016
Difficulty
easy
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Landscape
Highest point
226 m
Lowest point
211 m
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Tips and hints

A visit to the regional exhibition of the landscape information centre Landschaftsinformationszentrums Möhnesee e.V. in Günne is especially recommendable.

A lake cruise in the catamaran of the Möhneseeschifffahrt (from Easter to October) is also worthwhile.

You could also visit the nearby Kleiberg pastureland nature reserve in Büecke.

Start

Kanzelbrücke in Völlinghausen (212 m)
Coordinates:
DD
51.477253, 8.183268
DMS
51°28'38.1"N 8°10'59.8"E
UTM
32U 443280 5703215
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Destination

Kanzelbrücke in Völlinghausen

Turn-by-turn directions

To experience the Möhneaue, start your walk at the Kanzelbrücke (pulpit bridge) at the eastern end of Lake Möhne. The signposted circular trail (A 1) is 2.7 kilometres long.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Getting there

You reach Völlinghausen via the B 229 or the B 516.

Address for satnavs: Kanzelbrücke: Möhneufer 13, 59519 Möhnesee

GPS (UTM): Kanzelbrücke: 32 U 443339 5703239

Google coordinates: Kanzelbrücke: 51.477287, 8.183437

Parking

There are a few parking spaces at the Kanzelbrücke.

Coordinates

DD
51.477253, 8.183268
DMS
51°28'38.1"N 8°10'59.8"E
UTM
32U 443280 5703215
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

You are recommended to take binoculars for bird watching.

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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The Daywalker
May 03, 2020 · Community
Die Hälfte der Strecke ist direkt an der vielbefahrenen Straße entlang. Die andere Hälfte wird man fast von Fahrrädern überrollt.
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Daniel Hildebrandt
June 27, 2017 · Community
Dienstag, 27. Juni 2017, 09:49 Uhr
Photo: Daniel Hildebrandt, CC BY-ND, Community

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Dienstag, 27. Juni 2017, 09:49 Uhr

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
2.7 km
Duration
0:45 h
Ascent
20 m
Descent
20 m
Highest point
226 m
Lowest point
211 m
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