Moehnesee

Moehnesee, Arnsberg: Address, Moehnesee Reviews: 4.5/5

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Bender65
London, UK31 contributions
Beautiful and historic
Nov 2019 • Couples
Beautiful place to see with many walks around the area and of course it has the “Dambusters” history which is amazing what 617 squadron achieved on may 17th 1943, a sad loss of life however .
Written November 9, 2019
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Otyikondo
Helsinki, Finland328 contributions
76 years on
Sep 2019
A visit to the Möhnesee inevitably brings back to mind the Dam Busters raid of May 1943, although the reservoir area today is delightfully tranquil, home to sailing boats and cormorants.

The air raid had a morale-boosting value for the Allies, but ultimately little strategic impact. Many died – RAF pilots and aircrew, and 1,600 civilians on the ground – as is noted by the poignant memorial on the site.

In any event, the dam itself, the Möhnetalsperre – quickly rebuilt in the same year it was destroyed – is a mighty handsome beast, once the largest dam in Europe. You can walk across it to the south side of the reservoir.

The wood & steel Möhnesee-Turm tower (2015) on the south side of the lake (some distance away; a car is probably necessary) is also worth a visit, for the views it offers of the reservoir and the Arnsberg Forest Nature Park. The steps are a bit scary if you have a thing about heights.
Written October 10, 2019
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sjkeno
Wetherby, UK31 contributions
Beautiful area with wonderful scenery, great hospitality and a great Hotel (Hotel Forsthaus) with lovely food and staff.
Sep 2019
Visited Mohnesee on a motorcycle tour and to visit the Mohne Dam, scene of the Dambusters Operation from WWII. Wonderful roads and scenery in the area, enhanced by the colour of the leaves just starting to turn. We were blessed with good weather and huge blue skies which added to the Autumnal atmosphere.
Our accommodation, Hotel Forsthaus, far exceeded our expectations, with a slightly elevated position on the lakeside giving magnificent views out over the lake. The food, drink and hospitality extended by our host were first class. I would love to visit again,although for longer next time.
Written September 24, 2019
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Carman531
Boroughbridge, UK318 contributions
Impressive
Aug 2019 • Friends
What a fantastic structure . Impressive how such things are built . Even though it was sad the use of forced labour to rebuild it after the bombing . You have to admire the engineers that managed that in just five months . A must visit if in the area .
Written August 31, 2019
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Colin L
Lincoln, UK12 contributions
Calming
Aug 2019
It was very calming place to visit. We was driving up from Cochem, Germany, to Denmark, so decided to visit the Mohne, Eder, and the Sorps Dam`s on our road trip up?
Very impressive.
Written August 31, 2019
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kayworld
belgium44 contributions
Beautiful & peaceful!
Aug 2019
It is beautiful park and so peaceful lake.
It is nice to walk around and you can do some water sport at the seepark Mohnesee.
Written August 18, 2019
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Big Chap
28 contributions
Historically important but great for leisure too
Aug 2019 • Family
A real monument and thought provoking for everyone but also great place for a leisurely stroll, watersports and cafe culture.
Whether you just stroll along the dam wall, hire bikes and cycle around the lake or drive and visit one of the many cafes and restaurants this is a really scenic place to be.
Don’t forget the historical importance it’s also a memorial to those who died when it was breached by the ‘dambusting’ bombers during the Second World War.

Parking in the main car park you will need change for the machine and although the tourist cafe is ok it’s worth venturing around the lake to find one of the many restaurants that serve brunch, lunch, coffee and cake like Geronimo or Pier 20.

The area is hugely busy at weekends and holiday with tourists and groups of motor cyclists but there are plenty of places for peace and quiet including small hotels.
Written August 7, 2019
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anthonydoug
Ford, UK216 contributions
Well known historic location
May 2019 • Friends
The 'Dambusters Dam' has just passed its 75th anniversary. There is a memorial to the 1330 people who lost their lives on all sides of the conflict. There is no doubt that this visit has meant more to me than having seen the famous film perhaps 5 times. The recent memorial says more than any words can.
Written June 3, 2019
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Roy E
Winnipeg, Canada295 contributions
Scenic and Historical Location
Oct 2018 • Couples
We took the bus to Gunne from the Hansaplatz terminal in downtown Soest. We didn't know that the trip would have been free if we were able to show our train tickets to Soest. We purchased the round trip ticket group ticket from the driver, who spoke English and was helpful. In Gunne, there is an easy 10 - 15 minute walk to the dam either along the lake or along a road. All information and signs were only in German. We crossed the dam and walked back along the other side, then back toward the dam to get something to eat. Unfortunately it was a hazy day but the views of the dam and the lake are good. They were cleaning the dam and the section that was repaired after the war is becoming apparent again. There are several kilometres of hiking trails east of the dam but we didn't try them. There are also boat rides but again we didn't take one. There are stairs on both ends of the dam to climb up and down. Below the north end of the dam there is a small display of older equipment that was used in the dam. On the dam there is a small souvenir stand. Also there is a display showing the damage done by the Dam Busters (of book and movie fame). On the south side there is the power plant and office, and farther west is a small control dam.
Written December 12, 2018
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jackrascal
Bristol, UK119 contributions
Spectacular Scenery
Sep 2018 • Friends
This is an amazing place, very scenic and awe inspiring especially when you think back to during WW2 and the loss of life it endured. Well worth a visit during September as just out of season and a lot quieter
Written September 20, 2018
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