Kamšt

See Idrija kamšt, a jewel of Slovenian technical heritage!

With the help of water energy, the mechanism of Idrija kamšt was bringing water from the depths of mining shafts onto the surface for more than 150 years enabling the miners to work in the least accessible parts of the mine. With its more than 13 m diameter, the wheel of Idrija kamšt from 1790 is the largest preserved wooden water wheel in Europe. Its unusual name comes from the German word Wasserkunst (water art) designating just such historic water apparatus.

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