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Oderteich

Oderteich

Hiking Highlight

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Recommended by 1820 out of 1871 hikers

This Highlight is in a protected area

Please check local regulations for: Nationalpark Harz

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  • Harzer-Bergwald de

    The Oderteich is a beautiful body of water in the Harz National Park. A path leads you around the pond. You can take wonderful photos from the dam. The Brocken bypass of the Harzer-Hexen-Stieg leads along here. Of course, the Harz Hiking Needle also has a stamp at the Oderteich. Include the pond in a hike over the Rehberger Graben or in the direction of the Torfhaus.

    Directly near the dam there is a free parking lot on the Harzhochstrasse.

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    • June 8, 2017

  • Rainer und Cornelia

    We often come here in the spring for snowmelt when the pond is overflowing
    It's a special spectacle, worth a visit elsewhere

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    • August 29, 2018

  • Alwin

    Below the dam it is fairytale-like, upstairs and downstairs with a lot of water in between.
    The highlight is the overflow waterfall 😎

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    • May 17, 2021

  • Klausi

    Very well attended at the weekend.

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    • December 13, 2020

  • Korngiebel

    The Oderteich is located in the Upper Harz north of St. Andreasberg and directly on the federal highway 242. It was built in the years 1715 to 1722 and is thus the oldest dam in Germany. With a capacity of 1,700,000 m³ of water was the Oderteich until the end of the 19th century also the largest dam in Germany.
    The Oderteich owes its origin to the rain mining activities in the area of St. Andreasberg. Numerous driving skills and other technical facilities in the surrounding mines were driven with the pond's dammed up water. The contents of the Odereiches were sufficient to supply the pits with water for three more months, even in drought.
    The mortarless dam was built of carved granite blocks and sealed with granite sand. This granite sand is completely impermeable to water, unlike ordinary sand. The dam, 166 meters long and 19 meters high, has been fulfilling its task in almost unchanged form for three centuries.
    In autumn 2015, the water of the Oderteich was completely drained for the first time. The dam had leaked in the area of the bottom outlet, which made a repair necessary.
    A good way to get to know the Oderteich is to take a hike around this artificial body of water. The loop around the pond has a length of only four kilometers and is therefore ideal for less trained hikers.
    If you want to travel with your own vehicle, you can use the nearby large parking lot on Bundesstraße 242 for parking.

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    • September 4, 2018

  • Blumie🌻

    Very nice, the way is worth it 👍🏻

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    • September 17, 2019

  • Ferienwohnung Fietkau

    Particularly exciting when the snow melts or after heavy rain.

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    • December 8, 2020

  • Werner

    Circular walk from the Oderteich via the Rehberger Grabenweg to the Gasthaus Rehberger Grabenhaus. Mostly along the moat. This path has enjoyment potential.

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    • July 6, 2020

  • Lemmi alias Schlumpf

    Great way to the mining history in the Harz. Stop in Rehberger Grabenhaus

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    • June 10, 2019

  • Ferienwohnung Fietkau

    Great dam wall, well described.

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    • December 8, 2020

  • Ferienwohnung Fietkau

    Particularly interesting when the snow melts or after heavy rain.

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    • December 8, 2020

  • Blumie🌻

    Just beautiful !

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    • September 23, 2019

  • Peter 😎

    You can take great photos with reflections from the dam

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    • January 13, 2020

  • Harzerluke

    Whether in winter or summer in spring or autumn always an experience

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    • July 4, 2018

  • Markus

    Cyclops masonry made of blocks weighing 2-3 t.

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    • September 21, 2020

  • Achim

    Definitely a beautiful waterfall if there is enough water.

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    • October 2, 2020

  • Nicole

    But it's always nice there. And in the different seasons anyway

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    • December 2, 2020

  • Bettina

    When the sun is shining, walk carefully and quietly, as sometimes lizards sunbathe there.

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    • August 2, 2019

  • Stefan (Torte I.)

    Worth a visit in every season. The circuit is a real highlight!

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    • January 18, 2017

  • Nicole

    Now there are summer pictures again from winter with lots of snow and lots of water. The difference is incredible and here you can see how nature can change. Incredibly terrifying and beautiful at the same time.

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    • June 8, 2020

  • Jörg R.

    Check the current water level before a visit - otherwise the roaring overflow looks more like a garage driveway. :-)

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    • January 1, 2019

  • Rainer und Cornelia

    Wonderful way along the Oder pond
    Unfortunately blocked more and more so that you cannot use it

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    • June 11, 2019

  • Frank

    A rustic hiking trail around the Oderteich. On the sun cap is a stamp of the Harzer hiking needle. The way is not always easy to go, but you experience pure nature here.

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    • July 15, 2018

  • Berghexe

    Your task is to break the ice in winter.

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    • May 12, 2020


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Location: Sankt Andreasberg, Goslar, Lower Saxony, Germany

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