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Lillach Sinterterrassen

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  • 〽️Markus

    The Lillachtal natural monument has been created over the last 10,000 years and has developed the so-called sinter terraces. This natural spectacle is very rare, as different local conditions must meet. A key factor is the limestone soil typical of the karst landscape of the Franconian Switzerland. Due to the precipitation on the plateaus, the carbon dioxide-containing rain seeps through the limestone and dissolves a part of the lime from the rock through a chemical reaction. This solution weathering strongly enriches the water of the Lillach spring with lime.

    This process is stopped by small waterfalls and turbulences in the river, since the carbon dioxide is released and the lime precipitates. The result is deposits of fine lime needles on the plants growing in the water - these, however, counteract the encrustation in which they grow beyond the calcified layer - over many decades arise in this way, the so-called tuffs.

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    • February 15, 2016

  • 〽️Markus

    Located in the Franconian Switzerland Nature Park, the Lillach lard flows only a few kilometers beyond the hamlet of Dorfhaus near Weißenohe.

    The Lillachtal natural monument has been created over the last 10,000 years and has developed the so-called sinter terraces. This natural spectacle is very rare, as different local conditions must meet. A key factor is the limestone soil typical of the karst landscape of the Franconian Switzerland.

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    • December 15, 2016

  • Mpaege

    Beautiful section of the route, where the water has paved the terrace over the karst.

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    • February 13, 2016

  • Alexander

    The sinter terraces are just the thing if you want to make a little tour of nature before or after dinner.

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    • December 2, 2016

  • Alexander

    The perfect walk after dinner at the Weißenohe monastery.

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    • December 2, 2016

  • Birgit

    If you start in village house, you will pass a milk bar to strengthen

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    • May 3, 2017

  • Biene

    Truly a climax of the peerless seeks. The path along the Lillach has some steps (therefore only suitable for prams), but is well developed and has several rest areas where you can enjoy the wonderful nature in peace. At the weekend, however, there is quite a lot of hiking traffic here. I recommend the hike after rain or in spring, even if a lot of water is flowing and the stream is not overgrown.

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    • June 17, 2017

  • Sabine

    The Lillachquelle necessarily after the rain view. There's a lot of running water down there.

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    • March 11, 2017

  • Sabine

    In the spring best season for a Lillach sightseeing

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    • March 11, 2017

  • Birgit

    Before the sintering stages, there is a milk bar at a farm where you can buy fresh milk

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    • April 24, 2017

  • 〽️Markus

    The natural monument Lillachtal was created over the last 10000 years and has developed the so-called sinter terraces. This natural spectacle is very rare, as different local conditions must meet. A key factor is the limestone-rich soil typical of the karst landscape of the Franconian Switzerland. Due to the precipitation on the plateaus, the carbon dioxide-containing rain seeps through the limestone and dissolves a part of the lime from the rock through a chemical reaction. This solution weathering strongly enriches the water of the Lillach spring with lime.

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    • May 6, 2017

  • Fastcat

    really extraordinary highlight, which is unparalleled in Franconia.

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    • April 4, 2018

  • k-p-t

    Wonderful, we could not get out of it.

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    • July 9, 2017

  • Bergmoerder

    From the viewing platform it is worth taking a look at the waterfalls

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    • October 6, 2017

  • Manuela

    The sintered steps of lime stone are a true natural spectacle and a must for nature lovers.

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    • October 21, 2017

  • Witwe Bolte

    Sinter Terraces are formed by many streams in the Franconian. These from the Lillach are particularly long and wide.

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    • July 6, 2018

  • k-p-t

    Beautiful waterfalls, eternally long, so beautiful is Germany !!! And Franken anyway.

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    • July 4, 2017

  • Fastcat

    Exceptional natural spectacle that is well developed and therefore no special demands on the equipment.

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    • April 12, 2018

  • Bergmoerder

    Ideal excursion for the whole family, easy to walk paths

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    • April 16, 2018

  • dud15

    In the spring when it is dry after a long rain a nice little hike. Parking in the village Weißenohe signposted. Refreshments are available, the tour can be well extended or shortened.

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    • April 16, 2018

  • Christian

    Always changing flora and fauna. I especially like the dippers that feel particularly comfortable here!

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    • April 30, 2018

  • Kiki

    Beautiful....

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    • May 17, 2018

  • Bergmoerder

    Along the Sinterterassen you will pass beautiful waterfalls.

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    • October 6, 2017

  • petra danis

    the sinter pools are absolutely worth seeing. the way back to the village house on a yellow circle is not recommended, as on the farm road, which is obviously not closed to motorists, a brisk traffic takes place. (Unfortunately)

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    • April 24, 2018


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Location: Weißenohe, Forchheim, Franconian Switzerland, Upper Franconia, Bavaria, Germany

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