Tajchs (artificial water reservoirs) of Banská Štiavnica

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
Unesco world heritage
Long ago miners built an incredible water scheme composed of sixty interconnected water reservoirs, supplying energy for prosperous mining. The story of this enormous waterwork is as fascinating as the harmonic placing of tajchs in the nature. Twenty-four of them remained, conjoined with nature.They are available for swimming in nature, boating and fishing, ice skating and romantic walks in winter. Only a 15-minute walk from Holy Trinity Square (Námestie svätej Trojice) separates you from Large Vodárenská (Veľká vodárenská) tajch of turquoise colour . Tajchs are beautiful water reservoirs created by people and harmonically ingrown into the steep hills. Tajchs were the solution of “the first energy crisis” of mining and they saved mining in the whole region. The energy produced by water replaced the horse and man power, which wasn’t sufficient for draining mines. Before tajchs were ... ... Read more
Banská Štiavnica (City)

More from related categories

It is the largest as well one of the most beautiful and popular water reservoirs. The peak of the legendary hill of Sitno can be reached from its ... Read more

Ottergrund Tajch has the highest altitude of all the reservoirs of the Štiavnica Mountains (801 m. a. s. l.). It is located on the educational ... Read more

The descendant of the contemporary Klinger tajch was designed and built before 1760 by J. K. Hell. It was used for driving water-pumping machines ... Read more

Tajchs Large and Small Vodárenská together with Červená Studňa, they are located directly above the medieval heart of the town in the valley above ... Read more

Banská Štiavnica is one of the most beautiful and historically most interesting towns in Slovakia. Štiavnica, once called “Silver town”, is like a ... Read more

The ruins of Spiš Castle in eastern Slovakia is one of the largest castle sites in Central Europe. The castle is situated above the town of ... Read more