Stauferburg Hohenecken

Förderverein Burg Hohenecken e.V.


The water catchment of the Schlossberg fountain is unique in the region.
It was a water supply consisting of an arch-shaped dead well extending
around the toe wall.
Originally it was 60 meters long, today only a short
part is left. A few year ago it was
labouriously renovated. Systems like
that existed in the middle ages, but we don´t know the
date of construction
of our dead well.

Under particular geological condicions some sediment layers may contain water.
To collect this water, small channels were cut into the rock. A large wall made
of sandstone was erected and large stone slabs were used to cover the system.

This tunnel prevented the water from dirt and evaporation.