#deinsauerland / Outdooractive POIs / Glörtalsperre

Hiking, jogging and swimming - or just lazing around. In addition to the great scenic appeal, the Glörtalsperre also offers the opportunity to swim in clean, natural water during warm summer months.

Places at the dam: Breckerfeld, Halver, Schalksmühle - built in 1903/04 - 2.1 million cbm; suitable for: Bathing & hiking



Talsperrenidylle an der Glörtalsperre

Luftbild der Talsperre

Luftbild der Talsperre

Übersicht Glörtalsperre




58579 Schalksmühle



Experiences at and around the Glörtalsperre

Numerous circular and hiking trails invite you to relax.
The circular trail (3.4 kilometers) around the dam provides a varied insight into the natural environment with various thematic information boards.

On the northern shore of the reservoir there is a free bathing place. Bathing is at your own risk. From May to August, the DRLG lifeguard is on duty at weekends.

Resting benches to linger

By the way, you can also discover the Glörtalsperre on the "Nature / Culture Hike", starting at the Rotthausen hiking parking lot and equipped with a hiking information board there.

Playground and some trim equipment directly at the circular trail of the dam

Gastronomy at or around the dam:

Strandcafé, the Bikertreff and the gastronomy "Haus Glörtal" with Biergarten directly at the dam wall
Events in the Biergarten

Parking facilities:

Free parking at the hikers' parking lot on Glörstraße in the direction of Breckerfeld
Paid parking above the Glörtalsperre.

Arrival by public transport:

Line 86, stop Glörtalsperre ( )

Further information:

The 30-hectare Glörtalsperre with the adjacent forest areas in the catchment area between Breckerfeld (Ennepe-Ruhr district), Halver and Schalksmühle (Märkischer Kreis district), south of Hagen has long been a popular destination for visitors from the Ruhr as well as from the neighboring areas of the Märkischer Kreis district. Built in 1903/1904, it served to impound the Glör stream for drinking water storage as well as for water regulation of the Volme and Ruhr rivers. After the Second World War, it became increasingly important as a leisure and recreation area. From 1975 to 1984, the Glörtalsperre was expanded with funding from the Ruhr Regional Association. Today the Glörtalsperre presents itself as an intact and generous recreational landscape, which is visited by the most different groups of visitors.

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