Hungerbrunnen (hunger -well)

The Hungerbrunnen (hunger-well) is a karst spring, that only carries water after events of strong rainfall. In former times the local people used to see it as a bad omen when they found water coming from this spring, for this meant a wet summer and would probably result in a bad harvest and hunger.

The name Hungerbrunnen originally only referred to this paricular spring. Nowadays it is often used as a general term to discribe springs that only periodically carry water.

The last time the well was flowing was in spring 2018.


    the Hungerbrunnen is
    Geopoint since 2019