Life + Möhne

General information

The river Möhne, with a length of 65 km, is one of the largest tributaries of the river Ruhr.

The sources are located near Brilon (North Rhine-Westphalia). It flows below the barrage of the Möhne near Neheim into the river Ruhr. The valley is marked by pastures, meadows and forests.

In the past, the Möhne and its floodplain have been heavily modified. To get more arable land, the Möhne has been straightened. Furthermore the floodplain has been drained. Stone bank stabilization ensured the river not to leave its given bed. Weirs have been constructed to use the water power by mills.

The consequences of these interventions have had a far-reaching impact on the habitat and the biodiversity of the Möhne and its wetlands.

The aim of the project was the restoration of the original landscape to create a space for nature and to make it an enjoyable experience for you.

To discover the beauty of the valley, we invite you to read the Laymen Report