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Schwarzenbergischer Schwemmkanal

Aigen-Schlägl, Oberösterreich, Österreich

The Schwarzenberg canal - the Bohemian Forest makes history

The deep forests of the Bohemian Forest hold a secret wonder of the world - the Schwarzenberg Canal. For a long time he spent a life in secret. Only in 1990, after the fall of the Iron Curtain, did he move into the focus of the new Europe and became accessible to tourists and visitors in its entirety. During the summer months there are cultural events along the canal and well-frequented Schauschwemmen! The emergence of the canal dates back to the 18th century. At that time, the imperial capital of Vienna had grown enormously and firewood was a scarce commodity. 1774 presented the forestry engineer Josef Rosenauer his client Prince Schwarzenberg an ingenious plan. Rosenauer had the idea to transport wood resources, which were abundant in the Bohemian Forest, to Vienna. A bold project that could only be realized by using advanced technical knowledge. The pioneering act consisted of overcoming the continental divide (790m) between Danube and Vltava. During the "Golden Age of the Schwemme" 8 million cubic meters of wood were drifted. Then it became quiet again around the alluvial canal until after the turn of the channel with the combined forces of Austrian and Czech helpers was restored. Nowadays, the program at the Schwemmkanal, where the cultural ties of the Czech and Austrian population become clear, attracts many interested visitors.

DVD over the Schwarzenbergische Schwemmkanal (EUR 19,00)!

Bike transfer every Friday from May 1st to October 26th to Haidmühle! REGISTRATION: 07289/71585, company Wagner, St.Oswald / Haslach.

The Schwemmkanal can usually be visited from May to November.

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Schwarzenbergischer Schwemmkanal
4160 Aigen-Schlägl

+43 5 7890 - 100
+43 5 7890 - 115

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Ferienregion Böhmerwald
4160 Aigen-Schlägl

+43 5 7890 - 100
+43 5 7890 - 115

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