Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)
The Clausthal Flutgraben is a 4120 meter long moat in the Upper Harz. It runs through a very water-rich area on the eastern slope of the Bruchberg. The trench taps among other things the upper reaches of the Sieber and various smaller Oder tributaries.
The Clausthal flood ditch was completed in 1827. It has a hydraulic capacity of more than 100 liters of water per second. The ditch leads this water to the hub and ultimately to the ditch. This once passed it on to the water wheels of the mines in and around Clausthal.
The Clausthal Flutgraben represents an outstanding technical masterpiece. It also shows the enormous effort that was made in the past to supply energy to the Harz silver mines.
Today the moat, which is part of the 50-kilometer-long dam system and is built entirely by hand, is a listed building. It is also an active part of the water network system and UNESCO World Heritage Site "Oberharzer Wasserregal". At Clausthal Flutgrabens you can hike along a beautiful path and get to know the water management building better.
August 11, 2018
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