Hiking Highlight

Recommended by 14 out of 15 hikers


  • Martin

    According to legend, this source on the castle hill is a drain of the castle fountain.
    "The water used to come out of the tuff from the ground.
    Outside, the spring was framed with a few wooden boards and a few stones
    lay around it. Everything was wild and nobody led the way. "
    The larger of the springs north of the castle hill has long been the name
    Mechtildenbrunnen and it is often claimed that the inhabitants of the once on the
    Place Schönenberg Castle brought here the drinking water.
    The Mechtildisbrünnlein is a small fountain grotto.
    In 1885 the chapel was built and the spring was rebuilt.
    On the pediment of the Mechtildis Fountain is a plaque:
    "This source is a drain of the fountain in the castle Schönenberg, where the St. Mechtild
    anno 1127 was born u. often drank here in her youth. This water was
    formerly great healing power especially attributed to eye diseases. 1869, the source was new
    caught. Renovated in 1885. "
    One wrote and writes to the water especially in the morning healing power against
    Eye complaints too.

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    • July 1, 2018

  • uetzlibruetz

    A bench next to the spring invites you to linger. No idea if the healing effect of the water, it is always refreshing, excellent for cooling and refilling the water bottle.

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    • August 28, 2019

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Best Hikes that include the Highlight ‘Mechtildisbrünnlein’

Location: Dießen am Ammersee, Ammersee-Lech, Landsberg am Lech, Upper Bavaria, Bavaria, Germany


  • Elevation680 m

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