Manuel Andrack an der Werra: Fluss Ahoi!
Includes a segment with temporary access restrictions
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0.50 mi in total
Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)
KYOCERA Document Solutions planned a hike.
March 28, 2018
The Werra is one of the most important rivers in the Free State of Thuringia. In many places, it was severely impaired by salty waste water from the potash industry, by dams and shore fortifications and straightening. A lot has happened here within the project "Living Rivers". Of this you can - like hiking expert Manuel Andrack - make a picture: on land, but also on water.With a length of 298 kilometers, the Werra is one of the main rivers in Thuringia. For a long time he was a lifeline in the truest sense of the word, providing drinking water and fish for his diet. In the river was bathed and washed. Later he drove the numerous mills and wooden rafts from the Thuringian Forest were transported to the sea. Even until the 18th century, even salmon from the sea moved up the clear streams at the headwaters of the river to spawn. Due to the increasing industrialization, however, the river was heavily influenced, so that the water quality decreased. As part of the "Living Rivers" project, since 2000 BUND, NABU and DUH have been working to protect the intact habitats, to develop understanding among people and to push for further improvements.If you want, you can experience a part of the distance by canoe on the Werra: There is a canoe rental in Meiningen, the entrance is on the street "Am Bielstein". The route is not a circular route. But it is possible to get back to the starting point from Wasungen by train. The journey takes about ten minutes.