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  • Kathrina

    You can reach the nice Filsursprung directly from the paper mill parking lot or you can walk the associated lion path. A pram-friendly drive and a beautiful nature trail lead to the origin itself.

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    • August 13, 2018

  • Olaf

    If you follow the path that runs to the left of the source, after about 2.5 km you will reach a slight ascent to a watercourse that probably only re-emerges underground at the source

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    • April 4, 2018

  • The Walking Dad

    The Filsursprung is a karst well at Wiesensteig, on the Middle Swabian Alb in Baden-Wuerttemberg. It forms the origin of the Fils, in a dry valley, the Hasental, at 625 m above sea level. NN springs.
    The dry valley and the Filstal to Geislingen / Steige are parts of the original fils, which flowed into the south-draining Ur-Lone. (The old river system of the so-called Tübinger and Cannstatter Ur-Lone dehydrated the southwest German layer stratum - from the Neckar to the Molasse basin of the Alpine foothills, more recently, after the emergence of the Urdonau, to her). Erosion degradation of the Albtraufs to the south and increased Krustenaufwölbungen in the course of Alpine folding reversed the drainage of rivers so that they dewatered to the Upper Rhine Graben. From an upper part of the old river system of the Ur-Lone became the so-called "Rheinische Fils".
    The Filsursprung pours 50-240 liters per second (average 160 l / s). After only 2 km, the Fils in Wiesensteig to max. 4000 liters / s of water. The spring rises at the boundary of the layers of the White Jurassic (Malm) (Wα / Wβ, or ox1 / ox2). The non-karstified layer of lower white jumbo gel (Wα) acts as a water reservoir. In the upper Filstal, lard is deposited. Approximately 5.5 km after the source there is an inaccessible Kalktuffhöhle near Mühlhausen. [4]

    The now only moderately loaded [5] industrial river Fils flows after 63 km and a total of 377 m gradient at Plochingen in the Neckar.

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    • May 14, 2019

  • Matze Kniewel

    I run the track very often. My start is in Kirchheim unter Teck, sometimes via Schopfloch and Neidlingen via Reusenstein. It is a very nice hiking path. The destination is always Wiesensteig. There a hearty stop in the inn Selteltor. An absolute recommendation of my part. Have fun 😉

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    • August 14, 2018

  • Andreas Zakovsky

    The Filsursprung is a wonderful destination of Wiesenateig (picnic blanket not forget) ... from here you can also easily continue to Schertelshöhle

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    • June 27, 2019

  • Till

    The Fils springs with three springs at the foot of a hill in an idyllic valley. Very beautiful!

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    • October 4, 2019

  • Sigrid

    With a nice barbecue area, table and benches available.

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    • February 5, 2020

  • Rika123

    The valley at "Filsursprung" is located near Wiesensteig in the district of Göppingen in Baden-Württemberg.
    - wonderful landscape with beautiful meadows
    - the source "Filsursprung" rises in this idyllic valley
    - Especially on weekends and during the holiday season or when the weather is great, it attracts sports enthusiasts, cyclists and hikers to this valley - heavily frequented
    - especially the source with its resting places is a very popular destination for young and old

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    • June 14, 2020

  • Lucas

    Especially on the weekend often very crowded but in itself a nice place.

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    • June 6, 2018

  • Lukas Blomquist

    Interesting to see how a small spring turns into a beautiful river.

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    • January 19, 2019

  • Till

    Hike through Hasental to Gray Stone. Wonderful!

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    • October 4, 2019

  • Manfred R.K.

    Clear water and seating for a rest,

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    • April 8, 2020

  • Jan Und Ariela

    It's a great place to take a break!

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    • July 12, 2020

  • Siegmar Bäzner

    Wonderful for children to wade water and see butterflies

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    • July 31, 2020

  • 1Fritz-Mar 🇩🇪❤️🇺🇦

    At the origin is a large meadow with seating for a break.

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    • August 1, 2020

  • Dani

    The landscape is beautiful, but unfortunately totally overcrowded.

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    • December 29, 2020

  • ulinator

    Close to the shallow water, which becomes increasingly wild as it goes, there are many reasons for a visit.

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    • May 15, 2021

  • Wolfe-Osti

    A wonderful hiking destination. Rest and grill spots surround the origin in abundance. Who can go during the week.

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    • March 27, 2021

  • Joachim

    Interesting geological point. The water comes in large quantities from the mountain.

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    • April 18, 2022

  • Ömchen & Öpchen 🍀

    Visiting this place is always worthwhile

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    • February 2, 2021

  • Martin Schreiner

    Small masonry refuge and spring enclosure with seating. Nice quiet resting place.

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    • February 21, 2021

  • Fritz

    You need the Filorsprung
    visit on weekdays.
    I was alone at the today

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    • May 19, 2022

  • JR on Tour

    Beautiful headwaters of the Fils

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    • May 5, 2022

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Location: Wiesensteig, Göppingen, Stuttgart District, Baden-Württemberg, Germany


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