Eder Dam & Aqua Park
Anyone traveling to the Edersee in Hesse cannot miss this gigantic structure. The 400 m long Edertalsperre was built between 1908 and 1914. After the bombing in 1943, the destroyed barrier wall was rebuilt in the same year. To this day, it ensures the water supply of the Weser and the Mittelland Canal in the summer months, serves as flood protection and generates electricity. With a storage volume of 200 million m³, the Edersee is the third largest reservoir in Germany.
The barrier wall continues to hold the world record as the “longest structure permanently illuminated with color changing.” In 2014, for the 100th anniversary, 39 LED headlights were installed in the upper outlets. Every evening, after dark, you can marvel at the wonderful play of colors.
The aqua park corresponds to the Edersee on a 1:200 scale and is intended as a playground for children. There is a suspension bridge, a water wheel, a water curtain and a hanging rope for playing and letting off steam. The aqua park is open every year from Easter to October and can be used free of charge.