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Blick auf die Eckertalsperre

Blick auf die Eckertalsperre

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Recommended by 831 out of 866 hikers

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  • Fabian

    On the 60 meter high dam of the Eckerstausees you cross the former inner German border between the FRG and the GDR. The reservoir is fed by various tributaries and is used for drinking water and energy supply: below the dam there are two turbines.

    No matter in what weather: The Eckerstausee is like a quiet idyll away from any noise. The Brocken towers over the Harz at some distance and serves as a landmark!

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    • July 22, 2017

  • NordHarzTeufel

    A piece of inner German history in the Harz. The border ran directly into the middle of the dam.

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    • February 2, 2017

  • Rob Ert

    An idyllic dam, whose circumnavigation is beautiful and, above all, historically interesting. On the way you pass at least 5 great picnic areas with a bench and great views of water and chunks.

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    • April 24, 2017

  • Christina

    nice view of the Brocken

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    • May 2, 2021

  • Stefan (Torte I.)

    Ideal is the parking at the Taternbruch directly on the federal road

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    • February 1, 2017

  • Rob Ert

    Very idyllic dam with historical significance from the times of the Cold War. Here it is not crowded and if you go the very worthwhile circumnavigation of the dam, you happen at least 5 great picnic areas with a bench and great views of water and chunks.

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    • April 24, 2017

  • JD

    The Eckerstausee is always worth a hike and relatively central starting point for many a different destination

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    • December 25, 2018

  • Carola K.

    The Ecker reservoir is fed by various tributaries and is used for drinking water and energy supply: there are two turbines below the dam. If you hike over the 60 meter high dam, you will cross the former inner German border between the FRG and the GDR.

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    • January 22, 2020

  • Alwin

    Apart from the dam and the beautiful Ekertalsperre, the stamp with the number 1 is something very special.

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    • December 20, 2020

  • Stefan (Torte I.)

    Easy abseiits the dam to the mountains hochkraxeln and you have a nice overview!

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    • January 18, 2017

  • Stefan (Torte I.)

    Historic dam. A circular walk with e.g. A stop at the Rangerstation is recommended in every season.

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    • January 18, 2017

  • Rob Ert

    That the former border between the west and the east ran directly through the reservoir is of unique rarity. As a result, a place with a very special historical significance has emerged here. By the end of the 70s there were considerable problems with the water supply of Bad Harzburg.

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    • April 24, 2017

  • Wanderkaiser Opilio Martinus I.

    Always a nice and worthwhile goal!

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    • June 2, 2018

  • Andre Ollech

    Wonderful view of the Eckerstausee. Not far from the Eckertalsperre. Also not far away is the Scharfenstein cliff with a rest hut where you can buy drinks and small delicacies.
    The path is easy to walk and has a great panorama. On one side the Eckerstausee and on the other side the forest. The Brocken (1142m), the highest mountain in the Harz Mountains, can also be seen very well. It is approx. 5 km to this. The path invites you to rest and enjoy. A clear recommendation from me!

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    • June 18, 2019

  • Luna on Tour

    Dam can be well circumnavigated

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    • February 26, 2017

  • Rob Ert

    That the former border between the west and the east ran directly through the reservoir is of unique rarity. As a result, a place with a very special historical significance has emerged here. By the end of the 70s there were considerable problems with the water supply of Bad Harzburg.

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    • April 24, 2017

  • BAMA

    Eckerstausee on the left side, beautiful views & rest stop without hustle and bustle

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    • August 6, 2017

  • Holger

    A place of rest and relaxation

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    • April 11, 2018

  • Andrea

    A really nice view towards the Brocken!

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    • June 13, 2021

  • Stefan (Torte I.)

    A highlight in the Harz. A circular route leads around the Eckertalsperre. But man should wear sturdy shoes

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    • January 18, 2017

  • Sanne

    Along the section there are everywhere very nice places to stay with great views over the reservoir and the Brocken.

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    • October 14, 2018

  • Wanderlotte

    Beautiful in every season.

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    • February 6, 2020

  • 🚍🏰🌲⛰️👻👑Marko Werner👑🦁🏞️💚🦉🥾🚆

    Nice hiking trail. Over hill and dale. With wonderful views.

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    • June 27, 2020

  • 🚍🏰🌲⛰️👻👑Marko Werner👑🦁🏞️💚🦉🥾🚆

    view from the Ecker reservoir

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    • June 27, 2020


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