|Dimension:||L=40 m, W=25 m, H=7 m.|
|Guided tours:||self guided|
Hoher Brunnen, Sollngriesbach, Im Wald, 92334 Berching, Tel: +49-8462-20513.
Tourismusbüro Berching, Anikó Kerl, Pettenkoferplatz 12, 92334 Berching, Tel: +49-8462-205-13, Fax: +49-8462-205-44. E-mail:
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Although we have named this locality Hoher Brunnen Berching, this name is incorrect. Actually, we are talking about sinter steps or sinter terraces, which do not have their own name. They are located directly below a karst spring called Hoher Brunnen, after which they are named. Unfortunately, Hoher Brunnen is descriptive rather than a proper name, so it is additionally referred to by a place name of a nearby town. Thus one finds Hoher Brunnen Berching, Hoher Brunnen near Sollngriesbach, and even Hoher Brunnen Erasbach in use.
To reach the sinter terraces, a short hike is necessary. From Sollngriesbach, follow the single lane road "Zum Hohen Brunnen" for about 1.6 km, then a path on the right leads up the slope to the sinter terraces. It is on hiking trail no. 4, which leads from Berching via Sollngriesbach to the sinter terraces and back again. The three-hour circular hike also offers an outlook and the opportunity to stop for a bite to eat in one of the many inns along the way. Alternatively, you can drive from Berching to Jettingsdorf, follow the field path opposite the entrance to Jettingsdorf for 1.3 km, then turn right and walk another 600 m to the spring.
The sinter terraces are about 40 m long and 25 m wide. The difference in altitude along this stretch is 7 m. Green mossy sinter pools are filled with water that flows down from one step to the next. The water forms the Kirchenbach below the terraces, which flows into the Main-Danube-Canal after about two kilometres.