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Around Lake Hennesee near Meschede

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m 450 400 350 300 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Berghauser Bucht Flugplatz Schüren
Distance 14.6 km
4:30 h
207 m
207 m
445 m
320 m
We walk around the Hennetalsperre, where a beautiful bathing bay invites you to swim, the MS Hennesee invites you to take a lake cruise and a beer garden invites you to linger.

In glorious summer weather, this tour is a real treat: it takes us all the way around the Henneseetalsperre, idyllically nestled in the wooded hills of the Hochsauerland, marked „A8“. Along the way we pass Berghauser Bucht, where we can take a refreshing dip, and Schüren airfield, where we can stop at the airport restaurant and watch planes. If you want, you can cut the tour short in Mielinghausen, at the south end of the Hennesee, and take the motorboat „MS Hennesee“ back to the starting point near the dam wall. This was built in the 1950s to replace an äolder wall that had become leaky. Since 1901, the Henne, a tributary of the Ruhr, has been dammed south of Meschede to compensate for low water in the Ruhr river system, to prevent flooding and to generate energy. Some settlements were flooded at that time and today lie at the bottom of the lake. In hot summers, you can see their remains sticking out of the water and walk along the old bridge of the village of Hellern or parts of the


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