Czech Republic

Wandering among technical greats

The tamed Silver River

Martin Gregor
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Wandering among technical greats
Inserted: 17.03.2022
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In the 1970s, the Silver River (as tramps once called it) was tamed by the well-known Jihlava River. The Dalešice spillway and the Mohelno gravity concrete dam were built here, which is used to pump water to the nearby Dukovany nuclear power plant. Even so, the Silver River offers not only these technical giants, but also a beautiful valley.

Dalešice Dam

The Dalešice Dam was built in 1970–78. It was flooded in 1976. It is our highest water dam in the Czech Republic (crown height 100 m) and is the second highest spillway dam in Europe.

Dalešice Dam
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Rabštejn ruins

The remains of Rabštejn Castle can be seen 2 km from the nuclear power plant.

Rabštejn ruins
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Dukovany Nuclear Power Plant

Already in 1974, the first work began on the construction of a nuclear power plant. It has had 4 reactors in operation since 1985–87. The power plant also offers tours for the public.

Dukovany Nuclear Power Plant
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Mohelno Reservoir

The Mohelno gravity concrete dam was put into operation in 1977. It is used for the Dukovany nuclear power plant.

Mohelno Reservoir
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Mohelen snake steppe

It is a national nature reserve declared in 1933. It is one of the most valuable natural sites in the Czech Republic, but also in Europe!

Mohelen snake steppe
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Silver River Valley

Jihlava offers a very high canyon in this area, which really excites.

Silver River Valley
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Templstein

It is the last tourist attraction in this valley for me.

Templstein
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