Krkonoše - Obří důl
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Krkonoše - Obří důl

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Obří důl (Riesengrund in German) is a valey in the Krkonoše national park. The initial view of this panorama looks at the building of water pump (built in 1912). This machine pushed water from this location to the top of Sněžka mountain, about 400 meters higher, using just power of water and Pelton turbine.

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