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Steinerne Rinne bei Rohrbach


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Image: Nahaufnahme des Wassers das auf der Rinne fließt.
Location: Rohrbach, near Weißenburg.
Open: no restrictions.
[2008]
Fee: free.
[2008]
Classification:  Tufa Runnel
Light: n/a
Dimension: L=60m, W=0.3m, H=1m, A=510m asl.
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History


Description

Image: the wooden boardwalk.

The Steinerne Rinne (Rock Runnel) near Rohrbach is actually an unimposing sight. If you follow the road out of the small village there is a parking lot with a hydrotherapy pool on the left hand side. The Steinerne Rinne is located uphill in the forest and is easily accessible by a wooden boardwalk. There are numerous explanatory signs. But the runnel itself is rather unspectacular, just a small brook, with a bed 10cm wide and 10cm deep.

But a closer look reveals the strangest detail: the water runs on top of a dam built of limestone or better tufa. The dam had to be repaired on several spots, vandalism is today a problem many Natural Monuments. For a detailed explanaition have a look at the page  Tufa Runnel.

The spring which feeds the runnel springs from the border between two layers of the Dogger locally called Opalinuston and Eisensandstein.


Steinerne Rinne bei Rohrbach Gallery

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