Altmühl river


July 5, 2022

The Altmühl River (Altmühl) is a river that flows through Middle Franconia, Bavaria, Germany. It is a tributary of the Donau River and is 230km long.

Flow path

The water source is near Ansbach. From here it flows southeast and pours into the Altmühlsee north of Gunzenhausen. From there, draw a large curve to avoid the mountains. This area is designated as the Altmühl Natural Park, with a valley carved by the meandering Altmühl River. It joins the Rhine-Main-Danau Canal at Dietfurt an der Altmühl, where the flow path becomes straight. The canal was successfully opened in 1992, despite opposition from environmental groups. Eventually it joins the Donau River in Kelheim.

Municipalities along the river

Neustadt an der Eish-Bad-Wynzheim County Burgbernheim Ansbach County Windelsbach Colmberg Reutershausen Aurach (Ansbach County) Herrieden Bechhofen (Franken) Burgoberbach Ornbaeu Weissenburg-Gunzenhausen County Muhr am see Gunzenhausen Dittenheim Theilenhofen Meinheim Alesheim Markt Berolzheim Treuchtlingen Pappenheim Solnhofen Eichstätt County Mörnsheim Dollnstein Eichstätt Walting Kipfenberg Kinding Beilngries Neumarkt in der Upper Palatinate County Dietfurt an der Altmühl Kelheim County Leadensburg Essing Kelheim

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