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DEUTSCHLAND GERMANY
Bundesland: Hessen Hesse
Regierungsbezirk: Kassel  
Landkreis: Waldeck-Frankenberg  

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Edertalsperre

1943 Edertalsperre The Eder river dam (Edertalsperre) was built in 1908–1914. The dam is 47 m high and has a length of 400 m. At the time of its construction, it was the world's largest river dam. The lake (Edersee) is 27 km long and has a capacity of 202 million cubic meters. The original dam was destroyed by a British 'dam buster' bomb in the night of the 16th/17th of May, 1943, but was restored within one year.

Overlooking the lake, Waldeck castle [background right] is also one of the major tourist attractions of the area.


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