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Eckerstausee-/talsperre (HWN 1)

Eckerstausee-/talsperre (HWN 1)

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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

  • Stefan (Torte I.)

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

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    • February 1, 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Wanderkaiser Opilio Martinus I.

    Always a nice and worthwhile goal!

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    • June 2, 2018

  • Andre Ollech

    Beautiful view of the Eckerstausee. Only a short distance from the Eckertalsperre. Also not far away is the Scharfensteinklippe with a rest hut in which there are drinks and small treats to buy.
    The path is easy to walk and has a great panorama. On one side of the Eckerstausee and on the other side the forest. The Brocken (1142m) is the highest mountain in the Harz. It is about 5 km to this. The path invites you to rest and enjoy. A clear recommendation from me!

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    • June 18, 2019

  • 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

  • Luna on Tour

    Dam can be well circumnavigated

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    • February 26, 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Tobias

    If you do not already know all the dams, you have to go here. 👍

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    • September 24, 2017

  • Korngiebel

    Here is also the stamp office 1 of the Harzer hiking nobility

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    • September 25, 2017

  • Evildeadchen

    Probably the most beautiful dam in the Harz.

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    • December 12, 2017


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