Useful Information

Location: Usterling, near Landau/Isar.
Open: no restrictions [2006]
Fee: free [2006]
Classification: KarstTufa Runnel
Light: n/a
Dimension: L=40 m, H=5 m.
Guided tours: se
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The Johannisfelsen (John's Rock) near Usterling belongs to the so-called growing rocks, or tufa runnel. It is also known under the name Wachsender Felsen (growing rock). The lime-rich water builds its own bed and thus creates a dam over time, on the crown of which the stream flows in its self-made channel. The Johannisfelsen is not very long at 40 m long, but with a height of up to 5 m it is the highest tufa runnel in Bavaria.