Linachtalsperre in the Black Forest near Vöhrenbach
Linachtalsperre in the Black Forest near Vöhrenbach

Linachtalsperre near Vöhrenbach

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Location: Vohrenbach

Im Southern Black Forest Nature Park is the popular and well-known Linachtalsperre. The impressive dam wall is always worth a visit and the surrounding area with dense mountain forests impresses with its beautiful landscape. The dam is near Vohrenbach and can be circumnavigated on the hydropower nature trail.

History of the dam

Construction began between 1922 and 1925. Due to hyperinflation, the whole thing got into financial difficulties and construction was stopped for many years. The project was restarted in 2005 and completed at the end of 2007. In 2008 the Linachtalsperre was completely dammed and declared a public space for the population and tourists.

Notable facts about the Linachtalsperre

The arched concrete row stone wall is 25 meters high and 143 meters wide. The building is the only one of its kind in Germany and is a listed building. Today, the dam is an important means of generating environmentally friendly electricity. Approximately 300 to 400 households can currently be supplied with the generated energy.

The hydroelectric power trail at the dam

  • Length: 5,3 kilometers
  • Total duration: Approx. 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Difficulty level: easy
  • Suitable for pushchairs: no

The 5.3 km long hydropower educational trail leads from the power station building to the dam wall. With a low level of difficulty, it is ideal for walkers as well as for passionate hikers. Those thirsty for knowledge can find instructive information about the building, the renovation and the ecology of the valley on 20 information boards. The power plant building at the starting point has been renovated true to the original and is now open to the public as a technology museum.

Guided tours in the power plant

If you prefer to be told the information, you can take a tour of the power plant building or around the dam. A ticket for adults costs EUR 3,00 and for children EUR 1,00. The money goes to the support association of the Linachtalsperre. With a route of 3 kilometers in length, the circular route around the lake offers full relaxation as an alternative or afterwards. In a direct comparison, the facts of the two paths make it easier to decide which walking route to take.

Walk around the lake

  • Length: 3 kilometers
  • Total duration: Approx. 1 hour 8 minutes
  • Difficulty level: easy
  • Suitable for pushchairs: no

A resort for everyone

Whether as a stopover on the way through or as a destination for young and old - the Linachtalsperre near Vöhrenbach is a fascinating place. When the lake is dammed, the crest of the wall can be walked on. In this way, the impressive spectacle can be viewed from the middle. Lovingly designed seating throughout the nature park invites you to linger. Although it is a tourist hotspot in Vöhrenbach, the area around the dam is never overcrowded. With family, friends or alone you can fully enjoy the peace and quiet.

Images courtesy of hdg033 - stock.adobe.com, Markus Keller - stock.adobe.com and waechter-media.de - stock.adobe.
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