fossa carolina / Karlsgraben

fossa carolina / Karlsgraben

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Recommended by 39 out of 41 hikers


  • WuGI

    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.

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    • September 17, 2015

  • Stefan V.

    Given a lot of information about the history. Invites you to linger. Public toilets next door

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    • May 31, 2020

  • Rombea

    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.

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    • July 30, 2020

  • Mario

    Short walk in natural surroundings of Rome. Perfect for a little round with kids. Playground with meadow is available at the edge of the round trip.

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    • July 2, 2019

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Location: Treuchtlingen, Weißenburg-Gunzenhausen, Altmühltal, Upper Bavaria, Bavaria, Germany


  • Elevation460 m

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