Eider Barrage, Toenning
Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
The Eider Barrage is located at the mouth of the river Eider near Tönning on Germany’s North Sea coast. Its main purpose is protection from storm surges by the North Seas. It is Germany’s largest coastal protection structure. It was also intended to contribute to economic recovery in the districts of Norderdithmarschen (today part of Dithmarschen) and Eiderstedt (today part of Nordfriesland).Celebrated as a structure of the century, it was opened on 20 March 1973. Following the North Sea flood of 1962 which swept through Tönning, consideration was given to raising the dykes along the banks of the Eider or building a storm surge barrier at its mouth. The latter was chosen and construction work began in 1967. The current conditions in the estuary caused great difficulties and the cost of construction was correspondingly high (ca. 170 million DM = ca. 87 million euros). The line of dykes in the Eider region was shortened from 60 km to 4.8 km. The new current conditions however dug a new hole about 30 metres deep directly in front of the dyke and lock which had to be filled in during the 1980s with 20,000 sandbags.From April to August 1993 the seaward side was reinforced with ca. 48,000 geotextile containers (sand bags made of a special material) at a rate of ca. 700 containers per day. The installation was exemplary with less than 10 containers damaged in the process. This was achieved by the use nonwoven containers, which are significantly more damage-resistant than the more conventional woven containers.Make Eider Barrage part of your personalized Toenning itinerary using our Toenning trip itinerary planner.
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Wirklich nichts besonderes. Wenn man Zuviel Zeit, kann man sich das anschauen. Mit viel Glück sieht man wie die Brücke hoch geht und ein Schiff durchfährt.Really nothing special. If you can spend too much time, one to look at. With luck, you can see how the bridge goes up and a ship sails through.show original
In in die Jahre gekommener End-60-er Beton- und Stahlbau, der gerade (2016) saniert wird. Ein nettes Aha-Erlebnis, aber keine Augenweide.In end-60-he mislaid in the concrete and steel building, just (2016) to be rehabilitated. A nice eye-opener, but no eye candy.show original
The Eider Barrage was built in the early 1960's in conjunction with dykes to prevent flooding. This has proved very successful. Now there are plans to turn the barrage into a hydroelectric generator a... read more »
Benjamin HofmannWorth seeing, even if the gulls partly already almost aggressively react if you come near them during the breeding season. Good tells the story of the barrier on a few boards on the South side, where the parking lot is located.show original
Sven JensenVery nice, who stands on large buildings. Must be however not several times seen times. Brittle charm, good for holiday photos who Möwenshit is fixed. Left and right of the barrier to the sea there are a Möwenkolonie.Am snack left and right, there is the obligatory crab or soused herring sandwiches to go.show original
Chantelle Leiervery very nice here ever again especially with children very recommended valueshow original
It's Me & my friendsgreat look out to the North Sea and mega big spear factory top! ^-^show original
Marcus KuglerPowerful Bauwerk...wird just refurbished. We briefly stop at the observation deck and enjoyed various variations of fish sandwiches, which were all really tasty. 👍 where the restrooms were clean and the prices quite ok...show original
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