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Mohnesee Dam

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Address: Mohnesee, Arnsberg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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A must for history buffs.

The dam is famous for the Dambusters raid in WW2. One can only marvel at the courage of the airmen who carried out the raid. The information board at the dam didn't seem very... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
John W
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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The dam is famous for the Dambusters raid in WW2. One can only marvel at the courage of the airmen who carried out the raid. The information board at the dam didn't seem very friendly to English readers but that may be understandable given the local death toll.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Absolutely loved visiting the Mohnsee Dam for it's place in history. Lovely area and imposing structure. Well worth seeing. I travelled from Dortmund to Soest by train then took a bus R49 from Soest to Delecke. From Delecke its about half an hour walk. Make sure you get off at Delecke (the terminus) and head up the main road on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Visited in Autumn and was absolutely blown away by the beauty of this area. We only stayed for an hour but regretted not planning further ahead and picnicking here - we will probably return with picnics next year. We found it very easy to find and park at. Parking has a small charge. I was slightly disappointed that there was... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Steeped in history, lovely quiet and peaceful area. Interesting to consider the difficulties faced by 617 squadron in 1943. Lovely walks and views. Ample inexpensive parking. Modest cafe and souvenir shop which didn't seem to be open for long but this was October, so out of season. Toilets a bit pricey at 70 cents but they were very good.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

Arrived here on a Friday afternoon, having ridden from Frankfurt - the only day in a week of rain where we remain dry most of the day. Parked the bikes by the cafe, had lunch and then walk over the dam. This is a very peaceful place, not many people around and stunning views. Well worth a visit.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Called hear to exercise self's/ dogs on a leisurely trip back from Czech....lovely day and lovely place, beautiful scenery and walks, thoroughly recommended! Had no deliberate intent, just saw brown sign on motorway when looking for a suitable rest place for 2-3 hours - hit lucky.

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Cologne, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

nice place to visit nice scenery freash breeze green and quite can do more intresting activities around!

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Wimborne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

Last visit was in 1964 when you could see the area which had been repaired. That's weathered now and the other difference is that we had to pay for the car park. A great ares for walking or cycling and marvellous views. Amazing to stand on the dam and imagine the Germans view of the Lancasters roaring towards them. plenty... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

No matter the time of year the Möhnesee Damm is always worth a visit. You can enjoy wonderful walks in the area and there are many places to eat nearby. There's also a one hour boat tour which is quite enjoyable

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

Very interesting place. Quite a site and great views of the lake and the trees. I would like to return in better weather as it was raining when I was there and it was rather cold. Still a nice experience. I imagine it is quite beautiful in the warmer months and magnificent to see in the autumn.

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