Nature reserve Pesenbachtal
As most streams of the Mühlviertel, the Persenbach confluences ravine-like with the Danube. It can be seen as the heart of the nature protection area Pesenbachtal.
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on Kneipp's traces and discovering the legends of the romantic Persenbach valley
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In the Persenbachtal many characteristics can be discovered such as the so-called “blaue Gasse” (blue alleway). This natural monument is an approximately one metre broad channel with a striking blue-black colouring. Water from a slightly radioactive spring, the Bruno-spring, is used for Kneipp-facilities. On the northern slopes of the valley the spruce is predominant. It was planted and is thereby a not-native tree and doesn’t fit to the valley. Drought-loving trees such as hornbeam and Scotch pine feel comfortable on the southern slopes. With a bit of luck you will meet an Aesculapian snake or a green lizard, which you can find on the high edge of the steeply incised valley on southern rocky slopes. When it is rainy, it is possible to meet a fire salamander that stands out by its yellow-orange warning colour.