Grüner Pütz

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  • Elmi unterwegs 😎

    The plant is called "Grüner Pütz". This is the hall designation of a flood plain in the Urfttal in the district Nettersheim. One finds there one of the source versions of the Roman Eifel aqueduct, with which the ancient Cologne was supplied with fresh (strong kalkhaltigem) drinking water from the Eifel. Source version and channel partially work today again. However, the water does not flow to Cologne, but in the Urft.

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    • August 22, 2018

  • Tom

    Version of the source of the Roman Canal

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    • May 22, 2016

  • Dietmar

    The Eifel aqueduct - also called Roman Canal or Roman aqueduct to Cologne - was one of the longest aqueducts of the Roman Empire and is considered the longest aqueduct north of the Alps. The plant supplied the former Roman city of Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium, the ancient city of Cologne, with water for public wells, spas and private service connections.

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    • June 10, 2018

  • Peter_H_65 🐻

    The oldest known example of water production in the Eifel is the Roman water pipe from Nettersheim to Cologne.
    This 95.4 km long water pipe was one of the longest long water pipes in the Roman Empire.
    It was a top achievement in Roman engineering and supplied Roman Cologne with good quality water from the Eifel from the 1st to the 3rd centuries.
    Their daily output was up to 20,000 cubic meters. The water emerges from Middle Devonian dolomite and is collected in the so-called Roman spring in the Urft valley north of Nettersheim.

    The water pipe to Cologne, also called the "Roman Canal", is mainly made of natural stone (sandstone, limestone, dolomite) and has a cross-section of 80 x 50 cm, the upper part almost always being vaulted. This Roman water pipe was in operation for around 190 years. Then one of the largest institutions of urban infrastructure north of the Alps had had its day.

    During the major Franconian attack on the Roman Rhineland in the 2nd half of the 3rd century, the Eifel water pipe was also destroyed. In late antiquity, this grandiose supply facility was not put back into operation by the Romans and was therefore left to decay.

    from: "Geological forays" by Wolfgang Spielmann, published by Rhein-Mosel-Verlag

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    • June 11, 2018

  • Jutta

    The Roman path is really worth ... great area.

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    • September 27, 2019

  • Gisela MoMa

    The "Roman Canal" is an impressive structure, of which some characteristic sections have been preserved and archaeologically researched.

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    • October 25, 2019

  • Nina

    Interesting remains of the Roman water pipes to Cologne

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    • April 5, 2020

  • HeJi

    This landmark is located on the edge of a large meadow. Here are various benches for rest. This place is not only interesting and interesting for archaeologists.

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    • December 14, 2016

  • Dieter

    Here is the beginning of the aqueduct to Cologne at the time of the Romans.

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    • October 9, 2017

  • Robbimama

    interesting path along the Roman aqueduct

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    • October 10, 2017

  • Sabrina

    Well preserved source of the approximately 95 km long Roman Eifel aqueduct to Cologne.

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    • February 4, 2018

  • Wanderklaus

    Very interesting this ancient Roman aqueduct. In various places the pipe was uncovered and provided with informative boards.

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    • October 6, 2019

  • Gisela MoMa

    An impressive engineering achievement of late antiquity. And how well a lot has been preserved!
    The first section of the Roman Canal hiking trail from Nettersheim is particularly "productive".

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    • October 25, 2019

  • Gss

    Anyone interested in Roman history and the buildings of the Romans must have seen something like this

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    • April 7, 2020

  • Gss

    Here you can see the source that provided Cologne with the best water in Roman times

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    • April 7, 2020

  • Kilian

    Through the information boards you can learn really interesting things, such as how drinking water used to be filtered.

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    • April 18, 2020

  • Kilian

    Nice place in the middle of a meadow. Perfect for a break.

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    • April 18, 2020

  • Shaya

    The origin of the Cologne water supply built by the Romans for CCAA (Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium). Back to antiquity after WWII, NS and the Middle Ages. The Eifelsteig has it all.

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    • May 17, 2020

  • 🦊

    Keep your eyes open, sont run over!

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    • November 2, 2019

  • Thomas

    Please use the side path of the main path

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    • May 17, 2020

  • Thomas

    Rämer, WK, NS ?

    • May 18, 2020

  • Deli Cat

    Interesting architectural highlight from the Roman era! I particularly like the medusas (apparently replicas). Opposite there is a table and benches to linger.

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    • May 25, 2020

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