Möhne Reservoir

Coat of arms

Coordinates: 51°29′45″N 08°07′50″E / 51.49583°N 8.13056°E / 51.49583; 8.13056Coordinates: 51°29′45″N 08°07′50″E / 51.49583°N 8.13056°E / 51.49583; 8.13056
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Arnsberg
District Soest
  Mayor Hans Dicke (Independent (politician))
  Total 123.38 km2 (47.64 sq mi)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
  Total 11,608
  Density 94/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 59519
Dialling codes 02924,
02925 (Brüllingsen, Ellingsen, Völlinghausen)
Vehicle registration SO
Website www.moehnesee.de

Möhnesee is a municipality in the district of Soest, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.


The Möhnesee municipality is situated around the Möhne Reservoir (hence the name), approx. 10 km south of Soest.


On the night of the 16/17 May 1943, the Dam which contains the Mohnesee was breached in an attack by Avro Lancaster Bombers of 617 Squadron of the British Royal Air Force, the "Dambusters".

In the 1980s the Möhnesee hosted the Campingkirche.

Neighboring municipalities

Notable places

The chapel of Möhnesee-Drüggelte

The Drueggelter Kapelle can be found at Möhnesee-Drüggelte. It is consecrated to the Holy Cross.


The municipality Möhnesee contains the following 18 subdivisions, with Körbecke as the largest:

  • Berlingsen
  • Buecke
  • Brüllingsen
  • Brüningsen
  • Delecke
  • Echtrop
  • Ellingsen
  • Günne
  • Hewingsen
  • Körbecke
  • Neuhaus
  • Stockum
  • Südufer
  • Theiningsen
  • Völlinghausen
  • Wamel
  • Westrich
  • Wippringsen


  1. "Amtliche Bevölkerungszahlen". Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW (in German). 18 July 2016.
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