Water way: Gemeinde Unterkirnach


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Water way

Waterway “Where does water come from?

Discover the path that water takes from the source to being used in the household on the approx. 4.2 km long circular trail through the Marbental valley. The two cheerful journeymen ‘Tanni und Quelline’ are your guides. 

Park in the parking lot indicated (there is only one parking space for the disabled at the starting point of the circular path!). There is the first station where you can take a great picture with Tanni and Quelline. At next you walk past the indoorplayground Spielscheune where another board about the water is located, taking a view steps to the schoolyard playing the memory game and then via the Esperanto Trail approx. 800 m along the "Streuobstwiese" to the next board with information. Here you have a magnificent view of the surrounding spruce forests. Walking through the rain gate is a real pleasure for the young and the young at heart. Then the journey continues past a board with information about the water cycle, up to the highest point in the trail to the “cold water reservoir” station.

From here a path covered with wood chips winds through the dense spruce forest with its splendid moss-covered forest floor. Shortly after crossing a forest road, you reach the station (3) “Tiefbrunnenlauscher” (deep well eavesdropper) with two areas where you can listen to the water babbling– a good opportunity for a short rest stop. Then your journey continues through the forest, past the idyllically situated “DunkelSee” (Dark Lake) to station (4), the “Brunnenstube” (water chamber), where crystal clear spring water rushes and leaps into the well basin. The way continues to station (5) “Kleiner Arbach” (little Arbach).

Here you can measure the flow velocity of the water with a water tachometer and learn about microorganisms in water. From here, the trail takes you back into the Marbental valley with a magnificent view of the Swabian Alb. After approx. 600 m, you reach station (6), the “Unterirdische Wasserkreuzung” (ground water crossing) of the water master, Mr. Pele. Little serpentines lead underneath to station (7) into the “Valley of Five Lakes”. Along the stream, the trail goes past the aqualino indoor pool to the end of the trail (8) “Tanni’s Dusche”.

The trail was conceived in such a way that even people with visual impairments and blind people can also explore it. Blind people can borrow an electronic Scout with acoustic information for the trail. It can be obtained in the Tourist Information Centre upon reservation and payment of a deposit.  +49 (0)7721 8008-37. We recommend taking a travelling companion. 

Would you like to take Tanni & Quelline and your adventure home with you? In the Tourist Information Centre, you can find the book on the waterway “Tanni und Quelline on the Waterway”.

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