On the order of Charles d. Large 793 built canal between the Swabian Rezat and the Altmühl - and thus first connection between Rhine and Danube. (Later connections: Ludwigs Canal, Main-Danube Canal). The fossa carolina is said to have been originally about 3000m long; Today, only a small part of it is to be visited in mostly wooded terrain.
September 17, 2015
One of the greatest technical cultural monuments of the early Middle Ages: the Fossa Carolina (the Karlsgraben). Around the year 793, Charlemagne had a canal roughly 3000 m long excavated in order to be able to sail comfortably in the southeast of his empire. A water surface that is still 500 m long today and the subsequent earth walls testify to the first attempt to connect the Rhine, Main and Danube by a waterway. The place invites you to linger, beautiful display boards, seating groups and public toilets, almost everything available.
July 30, 2020
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