Tajch Large Vodárenská (Veľká Vodárenská)

Region: Region Banská Bystrica (Banskobystrický kraj)
District: Banská Štiavnica
Tourist location:Hont
Mountains: Štiavnica Mountains (Štiavnické vrchy)
Monument reserve: Banská Štiavnica
Protected Landscape Area: Štiavnické vrchy
World Heritage:UNESCO Cultural Heritage
Latitude:48° 28' 0.25284000000011" / 48.4667369
Longitude:18° 53' 19.404240000011" / 18.888723400000003
Included in categories: Tajchs (water reservoirs)
Unesco world heritage
Tajchs Large and Small Vodárenská together with Červená Studňa, they are located directly above the medieval heart of the town in the valley above Holy Trinity Square. According to written records they are the eldest reservoirs in the Štiavnica Mountains, their origin reaching back to 1500. Although the name (Vodárenská – related to water station) might suggest they used to be the sources of drinking water, they were also used for driving water pumps and stamp mills in their early years. The Large Vodárenská Tajch is the only reservoir whose dam broke – in the early morning of 22nd January 1633. The water rushed down to the town underneath, resulting into collapse of three houses, destruction of many more buildings and deaths of five people. The dam was repaired in the same year. However, it broke again in 1725, once more causing massive damage. In the 18th century it served solely as a source of drinking and fire fighting water. Fires were both more frequent and extensive in those ... ... Read more

Objects, services, attractions around (up to 50 km - direct distance)

Tajchs (artificial water reservoirs) of Banská Štiavnica
0,00 km
Holy Trinity Square - Banská Štiavnica
0,74 km
City/Municipality: Banská Štiavnica
Old castle (Starý zámok)
0,81 km
City/Municipality: Banská Štiavnica
Berggericht – mineralogic exposition
0,84 km
City/Municipality: Banská Štiavnica
Tajch Ottergrund
0,87 km
St. Catherine`s church in Banska Štiavnica
0,93 km
City/Municipality: Banská Štiavnica
Bethlehem in Banska Štiavnica
0,96 km
City/Municipality: Banská Štiavnica
New Castle (Nový Zámok)
1,33 km
City/Municipality: Banská Štiavnica
Hereditary Mining Tunnel Glanzenberg
1,34 km
City/Municipality: Banská Štiavnica
Mining Museum – open-air museum
1,71 km
City/Municipality: Banská Štiavnica
Tajch Klinger
1,77 km
Calvary in Banska Štiavnica
1,95 km
City/Municipality: Banská Štiavnica
Banská Štiavnica (City)
2,41 km
Mine in Hodrusa
4,42 km
City/Municipality: Hodruša - Hámre
St. Anthony mansion - Museum in St. Anthony
6,40 km
City/Municipality: Svätý Anton
Počúvadlo lake
7,06 km
Zveropark - Animal park
13,72 km
City/Municipality: Žarnovica
Slovak National Gallery - Zvolen Castle
21,20 km
City/Municipality: Zvolen
Hronsek - wooden baroque bell-house
28,18 km
City/Municipality: Hronsek
Hronsek - Wooden Articular Church in Hronsek
28,18 km
City/Municipality: Hronsek
Museum of the Slovak National Uprising - Museum SNP
35,50 km
City/Municipality: Banská Bystrica
Bojnice (City)
41,36 km
Bojnice castle
41,69 km
City/Municipality: Bojnice
ZOO Bojnice
41,78 km
City/Municipality: Bojnice
Organ Špania Dolina
41,99 km
City/Municipality: Špania Dolina
National Cultural Monument Kalište - Museum of SNP
47,68 km
City/Municipality: Baláže
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