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Bleilochtalsperre

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  • Michael

    The 65-meter-high and 205-meter-long gravity dam built between 1926 and 1932 near Gräfenwarth and Schleiz dams 215 million cubic meters of water in the Saale. This makes the Bleilochtalsperre the largest reservoir in Germany in terms of volume.

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    • May 28, 2017

  • Birgit

    On the bridge of the dam you have a beautiful view of the lake.

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    • August 15, 2017

  • Matze

    On the day of the open monument there is occasionally the opportunity to visit the inside of the barrier wall and the turbine house, and you can learn a lot about the construction in the 1920s-30s. There is also an interesting documentary with original film recordings. What they did back then without today's technology is fascinating!
    To the right of the dam is the overflow of the reservoir. In the past, after snow melted, there were often overflows. However, this has never happened in recent years. This was not only due to the lack of water, but because of various construction work (or partly due to political decisions) the water level was very often lowered artificially - to the detriment of tourism companies and residents. Shipping is severely restricted as a result. Trips to Harra have been impossible lately ... 😒

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    • March 23, 2020

  • Mapf

    Since 2005, the lead-hole course with runs over 12, 24 and 46 km takes place in April at the lead-hole reservoir.

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    • November 27, 2018

  • Mapf

    The Bleilochtalsperre in Thuringia, which accumulates the Saale, is in terms of the volume of the largest reservoir in Germany. It is named after the lead holes that were there before the impoundment and in which lead was mined. The concrete dam is one of the historical landmarks of civil engineering in Germany (Wikipedia).

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    • November 27, 2018

  • Mapf

    The Francis turbine is a in the year 1849 in the USA by the engineer James B. Francis improved water turbine. This one is from 1932.

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    • November 27, 2018

  • Thomas

    Since the dam lies between the lead mountains, the dam got its name. The dam was built in the years 1926-1932. The Bleilochtalsperre was built within the emergency work of the state of Thuringia. For this purpose, unemployed people from all parts of Thuringia and Saxony were employed for 6 months each to build the barrier. In 1926, the hourly wages were reduced from 70 to 64 pfennigs in 10 to 12-hour working hours.

    The traffic jam put 120 buildings and 20 industrial plants under water. 700 residents had to be resettled.

    The length of the wall is 208, the height 65 m and the width 47m on the sole.

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    • March 24, 2019

  • // DS

    Was just locked with us.

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    • April 21, 2019

  • Matze

    Imposing building from the 1930s. Legendary what they did with the technology at that time ... A visit is possible from time to time on the day of the open monument.
    Unfortunately, there is no longer a pier at the barrier wall. Too bad ... Back then it was ideal for hiking or cycling tours ...

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    • April 3, 2020

  • Matze

    You have to see it - not just outside, but also inside (but the opportunity is rare, e.g. at the Open Monument Day - unfortunately not always.)

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    • April 3, 2020

  • Matze

    Here you can first see the proportions of the components that are needed to generate electricity! A visit to the turbine house (below the dam) and the dam itself is highly recommended. Unfortunately there are not too many ways to do this. We made it once at the Open Monument Day in September.

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    • April 3, 2020

  • Matze

    Imposing building. You should also have a look at the documentary on the construction of the dam in the 1920s-30s. Awesome what they managed to do with the technology at that time!

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    • April 3, 2020

  • Bettina

    Here the Saale is stowed. The reservoir is the largest in Germany.

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    • April 18, 2020

  • Michael

    You can only marvel at the super structure

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    • May 20, 2019

  • Uwe

    Return trip with the excursion boat,, stdl.in the main season saalburg-ebersdorf.de/touristinformation/schifffahrt

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    • September 11, 2019

  • Matze

    Absolutely worth seeing - not only from the outside, but also from the inside.

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    • April 3, 2020

  • SvEnzian

    If you think about when this dam was built, a remarkable achievement!

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    • August 16, 2020

  • Niklas

    Today on November 20th, 2020 the way over the Bleilochtalsperre was unfortunately closed. Unfortunately, there is currently no way across.

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    • November 20, 2020

  • Matze

    You should have seen it. A masterpiece.

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    • April 3, 2020

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