Eifel-Blick "Urftstaumauer"


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Viewing platform at the Urft dam. The viewing platform on the Urft dam wall was the site of the barrier keeper's homestead built between 1924 and 1926 until it was destroyed in the Second World War. From here you have a wonderful view of Lake Urft, the former Ordensburg Vogelsang and the Urft dam wall.




Eifel-Blick "Urftstaumauer"
53937 Schleiden


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The "Erft" rises in the small village of Holzmülheim, directly below the Himberg. It flows from here in the direction of Bad Münstereifel until it flows into the Rhine after about 100 km near Neuss. The spring was framed with natural stones by the village community. There is also a small statue of St. John Nepomuk, who is venerated as a bridge saint and is supposed to protect against water hazards. In the immediate vicinity is a playground, where there are also barbecue facilities and a lawn for sunbathing. At events at the spring, there is the possibility of being baptised in the Erft and receiving the title of "Erft cadet".