The Upper Harz Water Regale is one of the largest and most important historic mining water management systems in the world. The facilities developed for the generation of water power have been placed under protectionsince 1978 as cultural monuments. The majority are still used, albeit nowadays their purpose is primarily to support rural conservation (the preservation of a historic cultural landscape), nature conservation, tourism andswimming. From a water management perspective, several of the reservoirs still play a role in flood protection and the supply of drinking water. On 31 July 2010 the Regale was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Siteaffiliated with the Mines of Rammelsberg and the Historic Town of Goslar ]The water system covers an area of roughly 200 square kilometres (77 sq mi) within the Lower Saxon part of the Harz, the majority of structures being found in the vicinity of Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Hahnenklee, Sankt Andreasberg, Buntenbock, Wildemann, Lautenthal, Schulenberg, Altenau and Torfhaus.
Historic Town of Goslar and Upper Harz Water Management SystemHistoric Town of Goslar and Upper Harz Water Management SystemHistoric Town of Goslar and Upper Harz Water Management SystemHistoric Town of Goslar and Upper Harz Water Management SystemHistoric Town of Goslar and Upper Harz Water Management System

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Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory:Europe
Subcategory Detail:Germany
Keywords:Allemagne, Deutschland, Duitsland, Germany, Goslar, Harz, Historic Town of Goslar and Upper Harz Water Management System, Patrimonio de la Humanidad, Rammelsberg, Welterbe, Werelderfgoed, World Heritage, upper harz water management system