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Blautopf

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  • Rattenking

    The best thing to do during the week is there is less going on.
    Right at the Blautopf you can take a break with coffee and cake and enjoy the great view.

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    • September 13, 2018

  • Domi Nik-thenameitis

    The Blautopf is the most beautiful and, after the Aachtopf, the second largest karst spring in Germany. Its catchment area extends over approx. 160 km². From the 21 m deep funnel-shaped spring pot springs the blue. Its bulk amounts to an average of 2,270 liters per second, but can reach up to .32,000 l / s. Under the blue pot, the largest karst cave system in the Swabian Alb is suspected.

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    • November 3, 2019

  • Daniel

    The Blautopf in Blaubeuren in Baden-Württemberg is the second water-richest karst spring in Germany. This is where the blue springs from, which flows to the Danube after around 22 kilometers in the Ulm urban area.

    The blue pot is known for the more or less intense, but always striking blue color of its water, depending on the light. The blue color results from a physical effect of light scattering (so-called Rayleigh scattering) on the nanoscale lime particles that are dispersed in the water. Due to their small size, the blue light is preferably scattered and creates the blue glow. The same effect can be seen in the Blue Lagoon in Iceland; there the effect is caused by nanoscale silicate particles.

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    • March 16, 2020

  • Peter

    A cozy place for hot summer days. Unfortunately, often well populated.
    The Blaubeuren monastery courtyard is right next door and definitely worth a detour.
    In August there is a musical summer stage.
    The ice cream parlor Bof is nearby.

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    • May 29, 2018

  • B.B.

    A beautiful spot, unfortunately always very busy.

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    • November 4, 2018

  • oro96

    Simply beautiful again and again. If it works again, you can eat ice cream here and then cycle up a trail to the kissing sow ;-).

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    • April 19, 2020

  • B.B.

    Beautiful but unfortunately mostly busy

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    • November 5, 2018

  • Stefan Hofer

    Overcrowded on weekends and when the weather is nice

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    • June 8, 2020

  • Benny Scheiffele

    Nice place in the summer right next to the Blautopf coffee or a Küles beer in the open air on the Tarasse

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    • September 11, 2018

  • Harry

    Everything has already been said: great blue, always lots of people.

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    • April 23, 2019

  • Daniela

    Actually very nice there overflowing on the weekend in nice weather ...

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    • September 15, 2018

  • oro96

    Probably the most famous karst spring in the area, which is also the gateway to a widely branched cave system, is best enjoyed during the week in the early morning or late afternoon. The rest of the time it is very crowded. From April 1, 2020, the blue pot was blocked as part of the COVID 19 containment measures because the distance requirement was not observed. It is currently open again, but a face mask is mandatory. The homepage with current and background information (you don't have to copy everything): blaubeuren.de/de/Tourismus/Blautopf

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    • June 8, 2020

  • R 🐺 & G 🚶‍♀️on Tour

    Is the blue pot now open again ??? Then I can see my fill again, how beautiful.

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    • June 8, 2020

  • Benny Scheiffele

    It is always nice to see different seasons and to see the lightwaves on the clear water

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    • September 11, 2018

  • Alblust

    TransAlblust highlight: Blautopf is the worth seeing source of the river of the same name. There are many stories around him, thanks to Eduard Mörike the “Schönen Lau”.

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    • June 8, 2020

  • ChrisTy

    Super great area, has to be done once :)

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    • September 18, 2020

  • Raphael

    Always impressive when the sun shines into the water.

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    • October 12, 2020

  • Claudius

    Nice to look at but completely overcrowded on weekends and days off. Are other nice destinations in the area that are not tourists.

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    • July 11, 2021

  • Martin

    Absolute highlight in the region - especially crowded on weekends. Those who come in the mornings during the week will often find the Blautopf almost deserted.

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    • July 3, 2021

  • andreas.1893

    Always worth a trip

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    • August 16, 2021

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Location: Blaubeuren, Alb-Donau-Kreis, Tübingen District, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

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