Near Altenthann begins the small, formerly wild-romantic-looking gorge. It is surrounded by heavily weathered rock formations of sandstone. A stream, which springs near the St. Vitus Church in Althentann, gave the gorge its name. In the further course there are numerous springs and after about a thousand meters the stream is called Höhenbach. It flows near Ochenbruck in the Schwarzach. At the top of the ravine, where coarse-grained and hard sandstones are submerged by softer ones, a small fishpond was artificially created. In 2013, a wide, gravel forest road was built through a part of the gorge and thus impaired the picturesque appearance.
January 11, 2017
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