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Plimamauer / alte Staumauer

Plimamauer / alte Staumauer

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  • Biggix

    The old dam is an impressive, old masonry to protect the valley from sudden water ingress. A circular path even leads a piece along the wall.

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    • September 16, 2019

  • Christoph

    was built in 1839 to protect the Martelltal valley from flooding by smelting + glacier water

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    • October 2, 2014

  • Chris

    Beautiful panorama to the surrounding glacier mountains and an impressive waterfall

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    • June 14, 2019

  • Biggix

    The old dam or dam was supposed to protect the gorge and the valley from sudden floods.

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    • September 16, 2019

  • Benshiller

    The water of the Plima is directed through a tunnel under the wall. If the amount of water rises above the maximum flow rate, the water begins to accumulate in front of the wall, i.e. more of a retention basin. But at the time of construction it was certainly a masterpiece in this remote region.
    P.S. The wall is also ideal for bouldering!

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    • July 23, 2018

  • Jens🅱️👨‍🦯🚴‍♂️⛺️

    From here you have a wonderful panoramic view of the Zufallspitze and the waterfall. For sunbathers there are under the old dam also loungers to relax.

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    • July 11, 2019

  • swimmy

    On the south side of the wall there are inviting wooden loungers for resting

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    • October 8, 2019

  • isidor

    Beautiful panorama, Cevedale and Königsspitze, a splendor of alpine roses.

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    • July 28, 2019

  • Robert Köhler

    Not far from the Marellhütte and already outside the tree line. Great panorama with the Cevedale summit. (Zufallspitze)

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    • January 3, 2020

  • Steffen war draußen

    Built in 1893 by the inhabitants of the valley to protect against glacial lake eruptions.
    Wonderful panoramic views of the surrounding peaks.

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    • July 10, 2020

  • Wander-Hirsch

    Dam built from huge stone blocks that still serves its purpose! With a normal amount of water, the Plimabach flows unhindered through a small opening. A hiking trail leads over the wall to the other side of the valley.

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    • December 1, 2020

  • Didier

    You can hike over the old dam wall and have wonderful views of the mountains and waterfall.

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    • January 4, 2021

  • Norbert

    When the snowmelt in the spring, the inhabitants of the Martell Valley had to expect that the meltwater under the glacier (today it is only a shadow of itself) suddenly poured out and caused the Plimabach to swell to such an extent that there was severe flooding further down the valley . It was then decided to build a simple dam that would allow the residents to drain the meltwater in a controlled manner. Thus, the danger of flooding in the lower Martell valley was largely averted.

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    • September 12, 2021

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