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Water intake facilities in the upper Harz are a water management system in the Upper Harz, formed in the 16th century, of which about 60 kilometers of ditches and 68 ponds are used today. The total volume of these reservoirs is 8 million cubic meters. This system provides energy to the miners in the area.
The mountains are better known for their ski slopes, fortified areas (on the border between East and West Germany), stalactite caves, the first national park in Germany, narrow-gauge railways, reservoirs, where a variety of water sports is spread.
Water intake facilities are listed Worldwide UNESCO heritage site.
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Topic: Water intake facilities in the upper Harz in Germany.