|Location:||Rohrbach, near Weißenburg.|
|Dimension:||L=60 m, W=0.3 m, H=1 m, A=510 m asl.|
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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 10 cm wide and 10 cm 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|