This walk will take you to all the important parts of the Huttaler Widerwaage ditch system. Here you will experience the impressive engineering of the Upper Harz Water Management System.
This easy circular walk near Clausthal-Zellerfeld will take you to all the important parts of the Huttaler Widerwaage ditch system. This is a system of ditches and ponds extending between the Hirschler Teich pond, the Dammgraben ditch, the Jägersbleeker Teich pond and several other ditches.
All of the ditches and ponds were connected. Their purpose was to supply the Hirschler Teich with enough water. From the Hirschler Teich the water was directed to the Caroline and Dorothea Mines. There it was needed to drive the water wheels.
The special feature of the ditches at the Huttaler Widerwaage is that they have no gradient. This means they are flat. The water can be sent in both directions. This is exceptional water engineering!
On your hike you will pass all of the most important parts of the Huttaler Widerwaage ditch system. At the end the route goes to the highest storage ponds around Clausthal.
You can read all of the information about this water engineering masterpiece on the information boards next to the path.