Spring of the River Lauter
The River Lauter rises from a karst spring in the middle of an idyllic park surrounded by old monastery walls in Offenhausen. The Lauter flows into the Danube after about 44 km. Directly behind the Lauter spring in Offenhausen, the young river falls about 3 metres into an old, small hydro-electric power plant. Although it was closed in 1975, the plant was reopened in 2006 and has been providing electricity ever since. Thanks to the association formed to reactivate the hydropower pump station in Offenhausen (KWO association), it is now open to the public.