TracesOfWar needs your help! We miss photos of important sights in the Netherlands, Belgium, France and Germany. Submit your photos to and it will be published!

Rurwier Near Orsbeck

During the construction of the Westwall, weirs were also built in the Roer. This allowed flooding the upstream areas, making crossing the Rur impossible or more difficult.

The remains of this dam built in 1938/1939 are 160 meters from the bridge over the Roer near Orsbeck.

Do you have more information about this location? Inform us!


  • Text: Jos Birx
  • Photos: Jos Birx