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Tachov

Windischgrätzův pramen

Windischgrätz stream is given as the southernmost spring in western Bohemia acidulous. Occurrence Tachov mineral water is bound to the fault zone that separates the massif Tachovské wake of the Bohemian Forest. In the basement gneisses acting at the point of seepage thick layer overlaps heavily saturated silt river Mze. They are diluted mineral water from the depths of shallow subsurface waters. In the past, this phenomenon is mainly manifested in increased use of mineral water. It has gone so far that the spring was in the years 1990 – 2004 for health reasons closed. Above the seepage is built brick gazebo and mineral water is collected in a brick well on průměru1, 5 meter, which ensures hygienic, which is annually inspected. Mineral water is characterized by increased iron content.

Mineral water was discovered in 1781, according to local legend, but that was before, but Prince Alfred Windisgrätz let it fill up. In the mid 19 century was built a wooden gazebo and built a restaurant. Until 1948 it was used to produce mineral water and aerated soft drinks firm Ernst Wagner. Then it was nationalized and bottling continued. Every day was filled with up to 15,000 bottles. After 1989, the above mentioned reasons, public consumption is prohibited.

Avenue leading from the city to the mineral spring is called the Prince. It is a protected trees. Alley left in 1791 to plant Windischgrätz prince and later became an important place of promenade Tachova.

Reversible avenue is currently made up of approximately 200 trees 150–200 years old, among which prevails leaved linden (Tilia platyphyllos) and small-leaved (Tilia cordata), Horse chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) and sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus), among other species represented the mountain elm (Ulmus glabra), black poplar (Populus nigra), alder (Alnus glutinosa) and maple (Acer platanoides). Girth measured from 64 to 310 cm, the trees reach heights up to 25 meters.

GPS position

N 49° 47.689', E 12° 39.005'
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