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Recommended by 974 out of 1006 hikers


  • Flo

    Beautiful and cool in the summer.

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    • July 3, 2015

  • 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

  • Harzer-Bergwald de

    The Oderteich is a beautiful body of water in the Harz National Park. A path leads you around the pond once. From the dam you can shoot beautiful photos. The Brockenumgehung of the Harzer-Hexen-Stiegs leads along here. Of course, the Harzer hiking needle has a stamp on the Oderteich. Close the pond in a hike over the Rehberger Graben or in the direction of the peat house.

    Directly in the vicinity of the dam is a free parking lot at the Harzhochstraße.

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    • June 8, 2017

  • Harzerluke

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

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    • July 4, 2018

  • Blumie🌻

    Very nice, the way is worth it 👍🏻

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    • September 17, 2019

  • Stefan (Torte I.)

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

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    • January 18, 2017

  • Berghexe

    Your task is to break the ice in winter.

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    • May 12, 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

  • Rob Ert

    Around the Oderteich leads an approximately 4 km long circuit with numerous information stations. Very rewarding. Parking on the south bank directly on the Hochharzstrasse.

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    • April 23, 2017

  • codo786

    Directly north of the Oderteich is the stamp Sun Cap Oderteich HWN 217.

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    • August 27, 2017

  • Aviator751

    Must-See! Very nice round trip directly from the parking lot at the Harzhochstraße.

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    • September 5, 2017

  • 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

  • codo786

    "Outflow" refers to that device of a reservoir which allows the discharge of water, e.g. for lowering the water level during floods or for emptying during repair work.

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    • September 6, 2017

  • 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

  • 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

  • Bettina

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

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    • August 2, 2019

  • Blumie🌻

    Just beautiful !

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    • September 23, 2019

  • Lotti

    These are cool icebreakers

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    • July 13, 2020

  • Dogtrekking HARZ

    Oder pond at low tide

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    • March 15, 2016

  • Michael

    Beautiful natural path - waterproof shoes recommended;)

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    • December 30, 2019

  • codo786

    This lateral inflow to the Oder pond is called the chicken broth ditch.

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    • November 1, 2017

  • Harzerluke

    At the right time a nice trail not necessarily on the weekend.

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    • June 25, 2018

  • Veruschka

    Were there in early January and the way was unfortunately very iced, what the hiking a bit difficult designed. In the summer it is definitely super nice!

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    • January 3, 2019

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