The deep forests of the Sumava mountains are home of a secret wonder of the world - the Schwarzenberg Canal. For a long time he eked out an existence in secret. After the fall of the Iron Curtain in 1990, he moved into the focus of the new Europe and became accessible in its entire length for tourists and visitors. In the summer months, cultural events and always well-attended show flooding takes place along the canal!
The emergence of the channel goes back to the 18th century. At that time, the imperial capital of Vienna had grown enormously and firewood in short supply. 1774 showed the forest engineer Josef Rosenauer his client prince Schwazenberg a brilliant plan. Rosenauer had to convey the idea of wood resources that were available in the Bohemian Forest in abundance, to Vienna. A bold project, which could only be using advanced structural engineering knowledge is realized. The pioneering work was to overcome the Continental Divide (790m) between the Danube and Moldova. During the "Golden Age of glut" 8 million cubic meters of wood were drifted. Then it was again quiet around the Canal. After the fall down of the Iron Curtain the channel was restored with join forces of Austrian and Czech helper. At the present time the program is on the canal, where the cultural ties of the Czech and Austrian population is clearly an attraction for many interested visitors.
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The Schwarzenberg canal - the Bohemian Forest makes history The deep forests of the Sumava mountains are home of a secret wonder of the world - the Schwarzenberg Canal. For a long time he eked out an existence in secret. After the fall of the Iron Curtain in 1990, he...