Huttaler Widerwaage (HWN 128)

Huttaler Widerwaage (HWN 128)

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  • Harzer-Bergwald de

    The Huttaler Widerwaage is an idyllically situated hydraulic structure. It is located in a depression, houses two benches and the stamp point 128 of the Harz hiking pin. It is very worthwhile if you deal with the functionality of the counterweigher, from which the naming can also be deduced. But just listening to the lapping of the water can also be nice.

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    • June 9, 2016

  • Mar Plai

    The Huttaler weighbridge was built in the years 1763 to 1776 as part of the Upper Harz water shelf. The building is able to supply water from the Huttal to the Hirschler pond at low tide by appropriate switching and to relieve it from water at high tide.

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    • March 16, 2019

  • Peter geologus I.

    An important piece of local history, respect for the creators.

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    • June 20, 2018

  • Wienefeld

    You get an overview of the water art, water supply of the former mines

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    • August 18, 2018

  • Martl

    The word rebalance is certainly not part of everyday vocabulary. It is a technical term from the special mining vocabulary. There are several counterweights in the Harz. It is actually just a water basin or a backwater facility that ensures a constant water level for a more or less long distance. Most of the counterweights are unspectacularly located at the foot of many dams and prevent the wood from decaying through constant and complete flooding of the historic oak outlet pipes. The Huthaler Widerwaage has a special position in terms of size and function. This ensures that the water can flow in two directions, depending on where it is needed more urgently or where there is too much. Here at the southern portal, the stone-framed triangular pond with a wide connection to the moat forms a place with a special flair. There are many photos of this point. On the other hand, the north portal of the tunnel at Hirschler Teich is quite unknown. A short channel leads from the tunnel to the pond, which when the water level is high has exactly the same water level as the basin in front of the south portal.

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    • January 10, 2021

  • Carola K.

    With the abundance of green, moss and rock a very mystical place.

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    • July 9, 2019

  • Michel ✔

    The Huttaler Widerwaage is a water system between the Hirschler pond, the dam ditch, the Jägersbleeker pond and some other moats. It should ensure a sufficiently strong flow of water into the upper area of the Hirschler pond (i.e. in the first case of the Burgstätter Zug) to ensure the energy supply of the ore-rich pit Caroline.

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    • June 29, 2021

  • Alwin

    Rich in motifs, even the way there I enjoy.

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    • September 20, 2019

  • Stefan (Torte I.)

    Stamp office of the Harzer hiking nobility.

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    • January 19, 2017

  • Evildeadchen

    Very nice place that belongs to the Harzer Hexenstieg

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    • December 16, 2017

  • Andreas Wiegmann

    Interesting what people have built before.

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    • July 19, 2019

  • bob57

    This whole hike is an excursion through the Upper Harz water shelf, which is a Unesco world heritage. Anyone who is interested will enjoy the many information boards that explain very well how this system works

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    • August 8, 2018

  • Andi I. & Marini I.

    The Huttal lies on the eastern edge of the Clausthal plateau, between Claustahl-Zellerfeld and the Sperberhaier Dammhaus.

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    • April 15, 2019

  • Berghexe

    It's madness what has been achieved in the past.

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    • August 17, 2020

  • Andreas.Serenity4u

    - Stamp point for the Harzer-Hexen-Stieg
    - Mandatory stamp office for the Harzer Steiger

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    • September 14, 2020

  • Nicole

    A beautiful and for me why always magical place.

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    • September 16, 2020

  • Klausi

    The Huttaler Widerwaage is an authentic structure of the Upper Harz water shelf.

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    • December 29, 2020

  • Uli

    Intelligent people came up with this system of horizontal water equalization between the Hirschler pond and ponds in the connection of the Hutthaler Graben 250 years ago. An interesting example of industrial culture in the Harz mining industry in the 18th century.

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    • July 29, 2021

  • Rainer und Cornelia

    a place to rest and be amazed

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    • August 27, 2018

  • Harzerluke

    On the way you can find angels

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    • December 20, 2017

  • Frank Nitzsche

    Great area for walking with children, it never gets boring on the narrow paths and all the buildings from the mining period.

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    • May 25, 2019

  • Axel

    Nice quiet place for a picnic.

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    • July 8, 2019

  • Meisi/The Glorious Four 🐶🐶🐶🐶🐾🐾🐾

    Stamping point of the Harzer Wanderadel 128

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    • July 21, 2019

  • MiPi

    Start car park duck swamp, circular route

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    • January 1, 2020

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