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Eckertalsperre

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  • THE ROAD IS PINK ( PINKI )

    The Eckertalsperre is a dam near Bad Harzburg in the Harz Mountains, which was put into operation in 1943 and builds up the Ecker and its tributaries. Wikipedia
    Opened: 1942
    Height above the valley floor: 57.0 m
    Height above foundation sole: 65.0 m
    Height of the building crown: 599 m above sea level. NN
    Operator: Harzwasserwerke

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    • February 4, 2018

  • Gabriele

    The "Eckertalsperre" is located near Bad Harzburg. (Or also called Eckertalstausee). It is the smallest and the highest dam in the Harz water regulation systems.
    The wall of the dam is approx. 235 m long and approx. 60 m high, it withstands a weight of 420,000 t water pressure. The purpose of the system is to supply drinking water to the Wolfsburg and Braunschweig area, to protect against summer and winter floods and to generate energy.
    Nicely situated. The border to the former GDR used to go right through here. The Eckertalsperre is a popular hiking destination and tour destination for mountain bikers. Steps lead down to the dam from the street side. I left no wheel up. On the other side of the dam there is the so-called root section. You should leave that to mountain bikers.

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    • May 7, 2018

  • SH

    Great engineering skills can be seen here and a piece of former inner German division on top of that.

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    • April 16, 2019

  • Gabriele

    The "Eckertalsperre" is located near Bad Harzburg. (Or also called Eckertalstausee). It is the smallest and the highest dam in the Harz water regulation systems.
    The wall of the dam is approx. 235 m long and approx. 60 m high, it withstands a weight of 420,000 t water pressure. The purpose of the system is to supply drinking water to the Wolfsburg and Braunschweig area, to protect against summer and winter floods and to generate energy.
    Nicely situated. The border to the former GDR used to go right through here. The Eckertalsperre is a popular hiking destination and tour destination for mountain bikers. Steps lead down to the dam from the street side. I left no wheel up. On the other side of the dam there is the so-called root section. You should leave that to mountain bikers.

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    • May 7, 2018

  • SH

    A huge reservoir with a beautiful view of the Brocken. Over the dam wall once ran the inner German border strictly guarded. Fortunately, only the border between the states of Lower Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt runs there today.

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    • October 14, 2019

  • Annett

    Fantastic place to stay

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    • April 13, 2020

  • Torsten Worch

    A historical place for the time up to 1989 and a fantastic view of the Brocken anyway ...

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    • May 21, 2020

  • Torsten Worch

    One of THE historical places in the Harz! Thankfully, the old border post on the dam has been left and the view of the Brocken is simply fantastic!

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    • May 24, 2020

  • Maxi M.🌟🌟🌟

    The arduous route is worthwhile. A lot of nature and a piece of German history up close!

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    • July 19, 2020

  • SH

    A huge reservoir with a beautiful view of the Brocken. Over the dam wall once ran the inner German border strictly guarded. Fortunately, only the border between the states of Lower Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt runs there today.

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    • October 14, 2019

  • Torsten Worch

    From this historical place you have to linger with a view of the Brocken!

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    • May 20, 2020

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Location: Harz Mountains, Germany

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