Circuit of Grube Samson Mining Museum and the Hilfe-Gottes-Teich pond in Sankt Andreasberg. Learn how water power was used to generate electricity - and still is today. With audio guide for your smartphone.
Tip: Activate the audio guide mode in the app. At 5 stations you will learn interesting details about the Upper Harz water management system around Sankt Andreasberg.
The circular walk around the Hilfe-Gottes-Teich pond in Sankt Andreasberg is around 600 m long and offers you a short and easy walk.
The Hilfe-Gottes-Teich pond is part of the Upper Harz Water Management System. The water transport ditches and ponds were necessary to provide energy in the mines. The ore extracted underground had to be hoisted to the surface. Rainwater that seeped into the mine had to be pumped out of the galleries. The energy was provided by giant water wheels. They needed a lot of water all year round. The water was collected in the storage ponds and flowed to the water wheels through the ditches.
The World Heritage Insight Walk starts close to Grube Samson Mining Museum and goes around the Hilfe-Gottes-Teich pond.
On the circular walk there are five interactive information stations on the theme of energy supply through water power. Here you will find out how people around Sankt Andreasberg used the water for mining. And how the water is still used to produce electricity.