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The Altmühl is a river in Bavaria, Germany. It is a tributary of the Danube and 230 km in length. With an area of 70,553 km² (27,241 square miles) and 12. ... Danube in Budapest Length 2,888 ¹ km Elevation of the source 1,078 ² m Average discharge 30 km. ...


The source of the Altmühl is located close to the city of Ansbach. From here the river runs southeastwards as a narrow brook to enter the Altmühlsee (a lake) north of Gunzenhausen. After leaving Gunzenhausen the river describes a broad curve through the Frankish Alb. It enters the Altmühl Valley Nature Park, which is famous for its natural beauty: The meanders of the Altmühl River have cut deep gorges into the mountains of the Frankish Alb. The Frankish Alb (German Fränkische Alb) is a mountain chain in Bavaria, Germany. ... The word meander has a number of senses. ...


The Altmühl passes the cities of Treuchtlingen, Eichstätt and Beilngries. Behind Beilngries the river bed was straightened and integrated into a canal connecting Main and Danube. In spite of protests by conservationists this canal was opened in 1992 and destroyed much of the beauty of the eastern Altmühl Valley. Eichstätt is a town in Bavaria, capital of the district Eichstätt. ... For other uses, see Main (disambiguation). ... 1992 is a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The Altmühl finally meets the Danube in Kelheim. Kelheim is a town in Bavaria, capital of the district Kelheim. ...


 
 

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