Water route 11

From the spring to the historic fountains - a tour under the sign of water.

An abundant spring at the foot of the vineyard in the north of Kartause Ittingen may have been a major reason why a monastery was founded here almost 900 years ago.
"Teuchelleitungen" (drilled tree trunks) were already used in ancient times to convey water to the places of consumption in wells. Even today the spring water is used in many ways: for the animals in the stable and for our own fish breeding. In summer, the gardens can be watered and the coolness of the water is also used for the air-conditioning of the seminar rooms. The historic wells on the site are still fed with spring water. An exhibition in the Ittingen Museum provides additional information about the importance of water during the time of the monastery.

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