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The Weißmainquelle is one of the two starting points of one of Germany's most historically significant rivers. In addition, you have the opportunity to visit within a few kilometers a source of a river flowing into the North Sea and one (Fichtelnaab) into the Black Sea, as the Fichtelgebirge is here a watershed.
April 25, 2019
Margrave Friedrich of Brandenburg laid them down and in 1717 had them set in granite blocks bearing the Hohenzollern coat of arms. The source bore the name Fürstenbrunnen, not to be confused with the upper and lower Fürstenbrunnen on the ox head. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, on the other hand, viewed the Seehausbrunnen (50 ° 1 ′ 56.8 ″ N, 11 ° 52 ′ 18 ″ E) southeast of Schneeberg as the source of the river Main in 1785, because he wrote: “Source of the River Main, which rises close to the house and here makes the stream for tin washing ".
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December 4, 2019
As the most important river in Northern Bavaria, the Main does not have a single source, but arises at the confluence of the Red and White Mains. While the White Main rises in the Fichtel Mountains below the Ochsenkopf, the Red Main begins its course in the southern district of Bayreuth.
West of the city of Kulmbach below Steinenhausen Castle, the two source rivers unite to form the Main, which, in contrast to the southern Bavarian Danube, flows into the North Sea.
February 14, 2021
Here is the source of the white Main, which later becomes the great Main. The source and mouth of a river are something special.
The beautiful map with the course of the Weissmain to the confluence with the Main and then the Rhine is also interesting.
Next to the spring is a nice resting place with benches and a table.
June 14, 2020
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