The idea of shipping on the dam Slezská Harta is as old as the dam.
The first attempts were made by Mr. Kodeda with his steamship. However, the dam is complicated for the introduction of shipping. It is very large, there are lower currents, there is an unstable water level, which causes problems whit building background. The big complication is a wind too.Last but not least, there is the biggest limitation to this, namely the prohibition of cruises by diesel engines, which limits the introduction of shipping and also makes it more difficult. The vessels are generally allowed on the electric drive.
Dragon boat festival at Slezská Harta
Dragon boat festival at Slezská Harta started in august 2014.
The company Marina s.r.o. has historically organized the first amateur race. The intention was to create a regular event that would be specific and at the same time attract many visitors, inhabitants and tourists in the region too. MARINA s.r.o. aims to support tourism and sports activities in Bruntál region.During the next years, when the interest in this sport activity has grown considerably (from 4 crews to several tens), the cooperation with the Slezská Harta Mikroregion has started. The microregion supported this project so much that it is now a traditional and very popular event at has almost a professional level, but still retains the magic of amateur struggle.
Traditional bicycle race for professionals and amateurs around the Slezská Harta Dam, with 65 km and 35 km distances and starting in Horní Benešov.
The start of the race dates back to 2010 and it was more for fun, with one track running around Slezská Harta than today. The start was in Bruntál (Uhlířský Vrch) in first years. The idea to create a regular sport event on the territory of the microregion, which will become a tradition, was established between the mayors of Slezská Harta Mikroregion one year before the bicycle race around Slezská Harta started. Every year, this event had a different concept, when it crystallized into its present form with stable tracks and stable backgrounds. The great popularity of this race among cyclists involved in the beautiful country of the dam was impulse to organize the race more professionally in terms of organization, backgrounds, tracks, etc. The base, and therefore the start and finish of the race, has been for several years in Horní Benešov.