Growing waterfall Dreimühlen

Üxheim

Access to the waterfall is possible at your own risk, carriage of prams etc. is not possible.

The Dreimühlen waterfall is probably the most interesting waterfall in the Eifel.

It originated from limestone deposits of three carbonate-containing springs of the Ahbach. When the railway line between Dümpelfeld/Ahr and  was  and Jünkerath was built in 1912, the three headwaters were merged and diverted. Since then, the water flows over the edge of the site, the carbon-rich water releases carbon dioxide at the splash edge and the remaining calcium carbonate encrusts the sttling moss. Such carbonate deposits are called carbonate sintered rocks. Since the construction of the (now closed) railway line, the waterfall has grown over 12 metres.

Due to the constant deposition, the sinter bank "grows" further and further forward into the valley (about 10 cm per year), hence the name "growing waterfall"!

Because of its uniqueness, the Dreimühlen waterfall has been declared a natural monument.

The long-distance hiking trail Eifelsteig and the Kalkeifel cycle path lead past the waterfall.

Directions: Nohner Mühle, 54578 Nohn
Distance to car park: 1,500 m

mehr lesen pdf: Flyer Alternativrouten um den Wasserfall

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Opening hours

  • From January 1st to December 31st
    Monday
    00:00 - 23:59

    Tuesday
    00:00 - 23:59

    Wednesday
    00:00 - 23:59

    Thursday
    00:00 - 23:59

    Friday
    00:00 - 23:59

    Saturday
    00:00 - 23:59

    Sunday
    00:00 - 23:59

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Wachsender Wasserfall Dreimühlen
Nohner Mühle 1
54578 Nohn
Phone: +49 6591 13 3300

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