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Here the Altmühl has its origin and begins its journey of 223 kilometers to the mouth of the Danube.The Hornauer Weiher is considered the official origin of the Altmühl, although it has several small tributaries. None of the sources of these rivers was defined as the sole source of the Altmühl, because one alone is too small to feed the Altmühl. Therefore it was decided in 1904 that the origin of the Altmühl is the lower drainage ditch of the Hornauer Weiher.
Here lies the official, established in 1904 by the Royal Bavarian Hydrotechnical Bureau at Munich origin of the Altmühl (outflow ditch Hornauer Weihers). The reason for this was the disagreement over the actual source, as several small tributaries of Hornauer Weiher are partially dried up in the summer. The pond has been dammed for centuries and approx. 700 m long and almost 300 m wide.
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