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Möhnesee Sperrmauer - Möhne Lake, Dam - Nature Experience Trail at the western part of Lake Möhne

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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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14.2 km
3:45 h
174 m
181 m
There is very beautiful scenery around Lake Möhne. For those interested, the lake offers good opportunities for bird watching. Around 25 species of waterbird can be observed regularly. During the winter months there are usually large numbers of Goosanders, Goldeneye and Pochard. During the migration periods Ospreys even occur. Throughout the year, Tufted Ducks and Great Crested Grebes can be seen on the lake. Cormorants come from mid-August to late September to feed at the lake. Usually in the late afternoon they gather near the Heve peninsular. The birds can then be observed from three vantage points. Only approximately 100 birds remain all the year round at the lake.

In the stony areas of the reservoir banks there are large beds of zebra mussel, an important food source for diving ducks and Coot.

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Natalia Jaworski
Updated: September 13, 2016
Difficulty
moderate
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Landscape
Highest point
243 m
Lowest point
201 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

The dam in Günne (209 m)
Coordinates:
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51.491570, 8.061690
DMS
51°29'29.7"N 8°03'42.1"E
UTM
32U 434857 5704909
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Destination

The dam in Günne

Turn-by-turn directions

A long circular trail leads from the dam (signposted x 24) along the Hevearm (x 26) to the Torhaus (A 7). From there it goes along the shore promenade (signposted A7) to Delecke and then back to Günne (A 9/A 8) (14 kilometres).

Alternatively, you can choose the circular trails "Möhnesee Hevehalbinsel", Möhnesee Hevesee" and "Möhneaue".

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Getting there

You can reach the Möhnesee via the B 229 in the village of Delecke. Arriving from Neheim, you reach the lake via the K 8 in the village of Günne.

Address for satnavs: Möhne Dam: Möhnestraße 29, 59519 Möhnesee

GPS (UTM): 32 U 434776 5705068

Google coordinates: 51.493087, 8.060491

Parking

There are numerous parking spaces (with parking fee) at the dam and in local villages.

Coordinates

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51.491570, 8.061690
DMS
51°29'29.7"N 8°03'42.1"E
UTM
32U 434857 5704909
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

You are recommended to take binoculars for bird watching.

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Rating

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Dutchgirl on Rennyst
August 11, 2020 · Community
After the beautiful walks in nature in Brilon and Olsberg, this was a bit disappointing. Long paths of the same area, one part a long the road with cars. Pluspoints are: you can swim in between, the visit to the Torhaus and some views. To walk 14 km, it is not really worth the whole trail.
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When did you do this route? August 06, 2020
Torhaus am Möhnesee
Photo: Dutchgirl on Rennyst, Community
Mohnesee
Photo: Dutchgirl on Rennyst, Community
Madeleine Paul
June 22, 2020 · Community
Die Route ist erst sehr schön und führt am See entlang immer auf geteerten Wegen, was für Wanderer etwas langweilig werden kann. Besser für Fahradfahrer geeignet. Als Spaziergänger würde ich empfehlen auf der hevehalbinsel das Schiff zurück zu nehmen, denn wenn man ca. die hälfte geschafft hat dann muss man über die lange Autobrücke und von da auch nur noch an der Strasse lang. Dass war sehr schade. Aber insgesamt war es schön. Die ganzen verschiedenen Schautafeln und erklärtafeln welche tiere da leben usw. sind schön...aber eher für Kinder sehr informativ. Und auf der Halbinsel kann man auch mal etwas ans Wasser planschen.. aber baden ist wohl auch da verboten. Baden kann man dann später nach der langen Autobrücke. Man sieht Vögel meist nur von weitem. Dabei Kormorane, Gänse und Reiher. Also ich empfehle die Schiffahrt. Ausserdem sind auf dieser Strecke 6 Geocaches zu finden. 4 davon leicht für Kinder.
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Stefanie Wagner
June 15, 2020 · Community
Eingentlich ein sehr schöner Weg, der auch ohne Wanderausrüstung gut zu bewältigen ist, da der ganze Weg asphaltiert ist. Daher würde ich diesen Weg auch eher als Fahrradweg beschreiben. Uns sind auf jeden Fall fast nur Radfahrer begegnet. Trotzdem hat uns die Tour gut gefallen.
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When did you do this route? September 10, 2019
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
14.2 km
Duration
3:45 h
Ascent
174 m
Descent
181 m
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