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District: Banská Štiavnica
Region: Region Banska Bystrica (Banskobystrický kraj)
Tourist location: Hont
Mountains: Štiavnica Mountains (Štiavnické vrchy)
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 banks within 1.5 hour. It is a suitable place for swimming with children with local farmer mini-zoo, boat rental, places to eat or stay for a night. Although the lake is frequently visited, it has managed to preserve its beauty and romantic allure.It is the only reservoir with five dams, the main dam having been the one with the highest altitude in Europe until the 19th ...

District: Banská Štiavnica
Region: Region Banska Bystrica (Banskobystrický kraj)
Tourist location: Hont
Mountains: Štiavnica Mountains (Štiavnické vrchy)
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 of the shafts Žigmund and Ondrej (nowadays the Open-Air Mining Museum in Banská Štiavnica). The construction of the reservoir cost almost 4000 golden crowns and Hell’s first water-pillar pumping machine constructed in the Žigmund shaft saved more than 1209 golden crowns during its first three months of service. The reservoir was rebuilt in the first third of the 19th century by taking the original reservoir apart and moving it lower. Clay was ...

District: Banská Štiavnica
Region: Region Banska Bystrica (Banskobystrický kraj)
Tourist location: Hont
Mountains: Štiavnica Mountains (Štiavnické vrchy)
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 ...

District: Banská Štiavnica
Region: Region Banska Bystrica (Banskobystrický kraj)
Tourist location: Hont
Mountains: Štiavnica Mountains (Štiavnické vrchy)
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 trail of Milan Kapusta, connecting Červená Studňa and Klinger after a traverse close above the town. Ottergrund is one of the most picturesque lakes with the Calvary in the background and horses grazing at the dam. It is a perfect place for a lovely walk with beautiful views. Source: www.banskastiavnica.travel

District: Banská Štiavnica
Region: Region Banska Bystrica (Banskobystrický kraj)
Tourist location: Hont
Mountains: Štiavnica Mountains (Štiavnické vrchy)
Tajchs in Banská Štiavnica are extremely popular among local as well as other visitors. 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 ...

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