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Location: Euskirchen , North Rhine-Westphalia , Germany
Drain: Madbach (Rauscheidsiefen) → Schiefelsbach → Swist
Larger places nearby: Rheinbach
Madbachtalsperre (North Rhine-Westphalia)
Coordinates 50 ° 35 '12 "  N , 6 ° 53' 12"  E Coordinates: 50 ° 35 '12 "  N , 6 ° 53' 12"  E
Data on the structure
Construction time: 1938-1940
Height above valley floor: 19 m
Height above foundation level : 14.3 m
Crown length: 240 m
Operator: Euskirchen-Swisttal water supply association
Data on the reservoir
Altitude (at congestion destination ) 285.04  m
Storage space 68 500  m³
Total storage space : 110,000 m³
Catchment area 3.4 km²

The Madbachtalsperre is a dam in the urban area of Euskirchen (district Flamersheim ). A few hundred meters from the Madbachtalsperre is the Rheinbacher district Queckenberg .


The dam was built at the end of the 1930s to supply industrial water to the Euskirchen cloth industry. The construction was not completed due to the war, so that the capacity is just under 70,000 m³ instead of the planned 300,000. Completion was planned for the 1980s, but this was not completed due to the decline in the cloth industry. 1996–1997 the dam was technically overhauled. Process water for industry and agriculture is obtained from the dam. The operator is the Euskirchen-Swisttal water supply association.

Freetime activities

The up to 9.10 m deep reservoir is used for fishing . Sunbathing without clothing ( nudism ) is also tolerated at the lake . Bathing and other water sports are not permitted, information on use is provided by signs on the lake.

See also

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Topographical Information Management, Cologne District Government, Department GEObasis NRW ( Notes )
  2. Nudism at the Madbachsee